Antisemitism frightens Jewish communities and hurts people's life and therefore Israel should fight against it not less than it works to fight terrorism, the head of the Israel desk at NGO Monitor and its director of communication Itai Reuveni has said.NGO monitor describes itself as a research institute devoted to "fact-based research and independent analysis about non-governmental organizations (NGOs), their funders, and other stakeholders, primarily in the context of the Arab-Israeli conflict." Interviewed about antisemitism by ILTV, an independent media platform based in Tel Aviv, earlier this month, Reuveni said that antisemitism is on the rise, and often antisemitic incidents are not adequately reported by the media "sometimes because it serves an agenda, sometimes because they don't understand what is antisemitic and what is not."He explained that in his opinion, the increase of antisemitic episodes is due to the fact that the world and politics are becoming more and more polarized and "if you look at history, you see that in every polarized place…, Jews were among the first getting hurt.""Israel should lead the effort to combat antisemitism. It's a phenomenon that for me is not less important than fighting terrorism," he concluded.