Annual Assessments

2020 Annual Assessment

Situation and Dynamics of the Jewish People

Annual Assessment

תש”פ | 2020


Project Head

Shmuel Rosner


Avinoam Bar-Yosef, Dan Feferman, Shlomo Fischer, Avi Gil,
Inbal Hakman, Michael Herzog, Gitit Levy-Paz, Dov Maimon, Steven Popper, Uzi Rebhun, John Ruskay, Adar Schiber, Noah Slepkov, Shalom Salomon Wald


Barry Geltman
Rami Tal

2020 Annual Assessment

  1. Coronavirus Sparks Rise in Anti-Semitic Sentiment, Researchers Say, Wall Street Journal, April 20, 2020
  2. Anti-Semitic Incidents Surged in 2019, Report Says, New York Times, May 12, 2020.
  3. Data from #Surveys of Israeli Jewry and the Pluralism Survey 2020, Jewish People Policy Institute.
  4. Data from #Surveys of Israeli Jewry and the Pluralism Survey 2020, Jewish People Policy Institute.
  5. Survey by the “Gesher” organization, see Maariv, May 13, 2020.
  6. Anti-Defamation League, Antisemitism Index, ADL Global 100 (2015), Executive Summary.
  7. IFOP Survey, op-cit.
  8. Staetsky, L. D., ‘Antisemitism in Contemporary Great Britain: A Study of Attitudes towards Jews and Israel’, JPR, September 2017. See: ‘Antisemitism in contemporary Great Britain: A study of attitudes towards Jews and Israel’.
  9. Bericht des Unabhängigen Expertenkreises Antisemitismus, German Parliament, April 2017.
  10. See ADL 2015. See also Koopmans, Ruul, “Religious Fundamentalism and Hostility against Out-groups. A Comparison of Muslims and Christians in Western Europe.” WZB Berlin Social Science Center, WZB Mitteilungen, December 2013..
  11. The percentage of French Jews who are considering migrating has declined since the 2012 survey. Over the course of this period, more than 25,000 French Jews (7.5% of the total community) relocated to Israel and tens of thousands more migrated to the United States.
  12. Fischer, Shlomo, and Ruskay, John: The Growth of Haredi Communities in the Diaspora. Jewish People Policy Institute, 2020.
  13. Rosner, Shmuel, Maariv, April 3, 2020.
  14. Pluralism Index 2020, Jewish People Policy Institute.
  15. “Deri, Aryeh: “70% of Corona Patients in Israel are Haredim, Soul-Searching is Needed”. Arutz 7, May 10, 2020 (in Hebrew). See also: “God Is Trying to Tell us Something: Deri Says 70% of Israel’s Virus Cases are Haredim”, Times of Israel, May 10, 2020.
  16. 2019 Survey of the Affiliated Cape Town Jewish Community, Kaplan Centre for Jewish Studies, University of Cape Town, November 2019
  18. Graham David. “The Jewish of South Africa in 2019: Identity, Community, Society, Demography,” JPR, March 2020