by Josh Levs
(CNN) -- One in four adults worldwide are "deeply infected with anti-Semitic attitudes," the Anti-Defamation League announced, in releasing results of an unprecedented global survey.
Nearly half have never heard of the Holocaust, and only a third believe historical descriptions are accurate, the survey found.
Carried out by First International Resources and commissioned by the Anti-Defamation League, the survey included 53,100 adults in 102 countries representing 88% of the world's adult population.
In native languages, it asked people whether certain traditionally anti-Semitic statements are probably true or false, including that Jews have too much power over international markets, global media, and the U.S. government; that they "don't care about what happens to anyone but their own kind," and that "Jews are responsible for most of the world's wars."
The survey then calculated how many believed that at least six of the 11 stereotypes were probably true. In the Middle East and North Africa, 74% did. In Eastern Europe, one in three did, and in Western Europe and sub-Saharan Africa, nearly one in four believed most of the stereotypes.
Overall, 26% believed at least six of the stereotypes -- a figure representing an estimated 1.1 billion people.
The most widely believed stereotype was that Jews are more loyal to Israel than to the countries in which they live.
"For the first time we have a real sense of how pervasive and persistent anti-Semitism is today around the world," ADL National Director Abraham Foxman said in a statement.
"The data from the Global 100 Index enables us to look beyond anti-Semitic incidents and rhetoric and quantify the prevalence of anti-Semitic attitudes across the globe. We can now identify hotspots, as well as countries and regions of the world where hatred of Jews is essentially nonexistent."
In Laos, only 0.2% of the adult population holds anti-Semitic views, the survey found. Also at the bottom of the list were the Philippines, Sweden and the Netherlands.
In the United States, 9% of respondents believed the majority of the stereotypes.
The highest levels were found in the Palestinian territories at 93% and Iraq at 92%. Yemen, Algeria, Libya and Tunisia were next.
In Asia, less than a quarter of respondents had heard of the Holocaust and believed historical accounts are accurate. In sub-Saharan Africa, that figured dropped to 12%; in the Middle East and North Africa, 8%.
Three quarters of the people surveyed said they've never met a Jewish person. That figure includes most of the people who believe a majority of the anti-Semitic stereotypes are probably true.
How ironic that Zionism began with Herzl’s talk about solving “the Jewish problem” and now, after more than a hundred years of efforts to fulfill his vision of outsmarting the Heavenly decree of exile, his “Jewish problem” is still not solved, but on the contrary, Zionism today has become the central cause of anti-Semitism around the world, while their supposed safe haven in the Holy Land has become the world's most dangerous place for a Jew to live.
The Zionists wanted to fight G-d and take the fate of the Jewish people into their own hands, but today everyone sees that their movement has become the number one threat to the Jewish people - not only in the Holy Land but in every Jewish community in the world. Thanks to Zionism, anti-Semites have raised their heads, blaming Jews for the conflict in the Middle East and claiming that Jews are not loyal to their countries.
The results of this study should shake up every Jewish heart, and remind us of the Torah's command, "Do not stand idle while your neighbor bleeds!" Jews must wake up and show the world that Jews fulfill the Biblical command, "Seek the welfare of the city to which I have exiled you." Jews wait peacefully in exile for the messiah. The study must remind us of the importance of organizations like True Torah Jews, which are dedicated to informing the public about the large number of Jews who still uphold the Jewish traditions of being loyal citizens of the countries in which they live, as well as opposing the Zionist state.
The ADL and other high-profile Zionist organizations and lobbies like AIPAC, on the other hand, should not really be surprised at these results, since it is they who have helped to bring these attitudes about. By working publicly to influence politicians to embrace their agenda, while slamming anyone who dares criticize the State of the Israel with the charge of anti-Semitism, they have influenced a large percentage of the world to believe that Jews really are primarily loyal to Israel.
Furthermore, by misusing the Holocaust as the justification for their state, the Zionists have indirectly caused the phenomenon of Holocaust denial, in which people seek to undermine the Zionists by questioning their trump card. It is certain that if not for Zionism, no one would think of questioning events that are so well-documented and within living memory.
It is time Zionist groups realized that bullying the world with the smear of anti-Semitism can be a self-fulfilling prophecy.