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Researchers at Tel Aviv University released a study showing that while violence against Jews decreased in 2013, anti-Semitism is on the rise in Europe, particularly amongst youth, the Associated Press reports

 It includes numbers related to attacks against jews as well as against synagogues. They recorded a total of 554 violent anti-Semitic acts in 2013, according to the report. Compared to the previous year, these attacks declined by 19%.

However, similar numbers have been recorded over the last decade.

The research states that anti-Semitism is becoming more and more acceptable among the youth. It states that a gesture called a "quenelle" (invented by French comedian Dieudonné) is used to show anti-Semitic sentiment and is gaining in popularity through spreading across the internet. It has been described as a form of a NS salute.

This gesture has gone viral across Europe. According to Wikipedia, photographs of French athletes on the field can be seen using the gesture as well as French soldiers who have been photographed in front of synagogues.

Some insist it is anti-establisment over anti-Semitic. But the youth treat it as just another viral game -- posting pictures of the quenelle in class or at parties. They can even rank quenelles. There's an app for that.

A picture of Adolf Hitler describes how to make the gesture out of the NS salute:

 The AP report quotes Moshe Kantor, president of the European Jewish Congress:

This infection of public anti-Semitism is going on and spreading all over. Ten years ago, who would have imagined someone doing the quenelle in front of the gates of Auschwitz?

(Truth Revolt)

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