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Sezin Öney, originally from Turkey, is based in Budapest and Istanbul. She her journalism career as a foreign news reporter in 1999 and she turned into political analysis as a columnist since 2007. Her interest in her main academic subject area of populism was sparked almost decade ago; and now she focuses specifically on populist leadership, and populism in Turkey and Hungary. She studied international relations, nationalism, international law, Jewish history, comparative politics and discourse analysis across Europe.
CNN International has just revealed the findings of a new poll it commissioned, which was conducted with over 7000 participants across seven countries in Europe: Austria, Hungary, France, Germany, Great Britain, Sweden and Poland. And the results of the poll are quite eye opening.
According to the CNN report:
More than a quarter of Europeans surveyed believe Jews have too much influence in business and finance. One in five say they have too much influence in media and politics. In individual countries, the numbers are often higher: 42% of Hungarians think Jews have too much influence in finance and business across the world.
In this podcast, CNN's Max Foster hosts a discussion, debating the poll's results with Stephen Pollard of the Jewish Chronicle, Liam Halligan of the Sunday Telegraph, political commentator and comedian Ayesha Hazarika, and CNN's own Chief International Correspondent Clarissa Ward.
As noted in the aforementioned CNN report, contemporary anti-semitism has many faces:
It can be violent or subtle. Overt or insidious. Political or personal. It can come from the right or the left. It exists in countries that have large Jewish populations, like France, and it also flourishes in places with smaller Jewish communities, like Poland.
Moreover, contemporary anti-semitism is not confined to Europe: it is evidently manifest in the United States and many other places.
At the end of day, it is all about hate—a by-product of populism's key propagation-polarization and the "Us and Them" divides.
This podcast and the findings of the survey make one reflect over why we still keep falling in the same pitfalls, and hence keep regenerating hate.