"Anti-Semitism with Muslim roots is growing," the report said. "Verses
from the Koran and the Islamic oral tradition are politically interpreted in
the spirit of radical Islam to delegitimize Zionism and the state of Israel
and to dehumanize the Jewish people."
Anti-Semitism, whether on the Internet, in books or television, has also
provided the justification for attacks on Israelis and Jews, the report
said. The center cited the campaign by such Iranian-financed groups as
Hamas, Hizbullah and Islamic Jihad, which have also threatened the United
"There is a link between anti-Semitism, anti-Americanism and
anti-Western sentiment in general," the report said. "Hizbullah and some of
the radical Islamic Palestinian terrorist organizations hold the same
anti-Semitic, anti-American, anti-Western ideology, and are often
anti-Christian as well."
The report pointed to a threat from Iran, which has pledged to destroy
Israel. Iran was said to make intensive use of anti-Semitism and
anti-Israeli sentiments to advance its goals.
"Anti-Semitism supported by a state which publicly adheres to a policy
of genocide and is making efforts to arm itself with non-conventional
weapons which will enable it to carry out that policy is unprecedented since
Nazi Germany," the report said.