The International Religious Freedom Report, revealed on Monday by US State Secretary John Kerry, states that there has been a "continued global increase in anti-Semitism." It adds: "Holocaust denial and glorification remained troubling themes, and opposition to Israeli policy at times was used to promote or justify blatant anti-Semitism."
According to the report, the greatest concern stems from the anti-Semitic statements by government officials, religious leaders and the media, especially in Venezuela, Egypt and Iran. The report noted that the phenomenon is spreading in France and Hungary despite state efforts to fight it. (Yitzhak Benhorin, Washington)