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    The survey, conducted by the Maurice and Marilyn Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies, questioned a sample of 12,049 American and Canadian undergraduate college students, who expressed the desire to participate in a ten-day trip to Israel with the not-for-profit educational organization Taglit-Birthright Israel.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Approximately 75 percent of Jewish undergraduates in US and Canadian colleges have been subjected to anti-Semitic statements, a survey revealed Tuesday.

    "Nearly three-quarters of respondents report having been exposed at one time during the past year to at least one of six anti-Semitic statements, including the claims that Jews have too much power and that Israelis behave 'like Nazis' toward the Palestinians," the study, entitled "Antisemitism and the College Campus: Perceptions and Realities," said.

    Moreover, about one-third of the undergraduate respondents said they had been subjected to verbal harassment due to the fact that they are Jewish.

    Students of Canadian universities and US Midwest and California state schools on average exhibited more hostility towards Jews and Israel than others, according to the survey.

    The online poll was conducted in April 2015 before the applicants left for Israel.


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