A recent German government study revealed that nearly 33 million Germans -- 40% of the population of 82 million -- are infected with contemporary antisemitism, the Jerusalem Post website reports today (May 7, 2017).
The study -- which was published on April 24 -- details in a section titled "Agreement to Israel-related antisemitism" that 40 % of Germans who were polled showed approval for the following statement: "Based on Israel's policies, I can understand people having something against the Jews."
The report found that the proportion of Germans who agreed with the antisemitic statement increased from 28% in 2014 to 40% in 2016.
Petra Pau -- a Left Party deputy in Germany's legislature -- said, "Antisemitism is a problem of the entire society." She added that Israel-related antisemitism has become "respectable."