Report Links Rising Anti-Semitism To Pandemic, Gaza Escalation

By i24
Posted on 01/22/22 | News Source: i24

Official Israeli report points to a link between rising anti-Semitism and the coronavirus pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic led to a rise in anti-Semitism around the world in 2021, according to a report by Israel's Diaspora Ministry that will be presented to the government on Sunday, ahead of International Holocaust Remembrance Day on January 27.

This report points to a link between rising anti-Semitism and the coronavirus pandemic, seeing a rise in conspiratorial rhetoric painting Jews as profiting from vaccines and exploiting the crisis to strengthen their grip on governments and the world economy.

The report further shows that the pandemic brought about a trend of trivialization of the Holocaust, both by public figures and social media users, with repeated comparisons between health restrictions and the anti-Semitic discrimination and violence in Nazi Germany.

Many anti-vax protesters around the world have brandished the yellow badge to signify persecution by the authorities.