Israel is one of the top 22 most religiously restrictive countries in world, with sixth-highest level of ‘interreligious tension and violence’ — a worse score than Syria, says Pew
17 July 2019
JTA — When it comes to restrictions on religious freedom, Israel is in the company of countries like Saudi Arabia, Syria and Iran, a new report says.
The report also noted a rise in restrictions on Jewish practice in Europe, as well as an increase of attacks on Jews. It said Jews were harassed in 87 countries in 2017, the third-highest figure for any religion.
The report, published Monday by the Pew Research Center, tracks the rise of religious restrictions globally. Israel was one of the top 22 most religiously restrictive countries in the world, according to Pew.
It also has the fifth-highest level of “social hostilities related to religious norms,” and the sixth-highest level of “interreligious tension and violence” — a worse score than Syria.