15 to 20 percent is just background intolerance - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Sophie
    • 16.02.06 | 14:06 (IST)

    So 15 to 20 percent of Brits are prejudiced against Jews? Even if that's true, by world standards of prejudice I would bet that isn't very much. How many Americans are prejudiced against blacks? How many Israelis are prejudiced against Arabs? How many Germans are prejudiced against Turks? How many Scots are prejudiced against the English? Any prejudice is a bad thing, but a figure of 15 to 20 percent of Brits showing an undefined amount of prejudice against Jews does not suggest an unmanageable problem. It does show, for instance that between 80 and 85 percent of Brits have absolutely no prejudice against Jews whatsoever.

    from the article: The new British anti-Semitism
    First published 00:00 16.02.06 | Last updated 00:00 16.02.06
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