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A majority of Argentinians hold anti-Semitic beliefs, according to a new study.
The study, "Attitudes Towards Jews in Argentina," was commissioned by the Anti-Defamation League and the Delegation of Argentinian Jewish Associations.
The opinion survey of 1,510 adults in eight Argentina cities found that
more than half of Argentinians believe that Jews are more loyal to
Israel than Argentina, and more than 80 percent believe that Jews are
largely interested in making money.
Nearly 70 percent also believe that Jews have "too much power" both in
the business world and international financial markets, with 41 percent
blaming Jews for various degrees of responsibility for the financial
“The survey shows that anti-Semitic attitudes are deeply ingrained in
Argentina,” Abraham Foxman, ADL's national director, said in a
“It is disturbing that such a large portion of the Argentinian
population buys into classical anti-Semitic stereotypes. The notions
that Jews have too much power in business, are too concerned with making
money or are not loyal to their country are traditional anti-Semitic
motifs that have contributed to centuries of persecution against the