Israelis says anti-Semitism peaked in 2009

Feb 2nd, 2010 | By | Category: Signs of the Times (click on article name)

Israelis says anti-Semitism peaked in 2009

The Associated Press
Sunday, January 24, 2010; 12:56 PM

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Washington Post

JERUSALEM — The findings of an Israeli report released Sunday says 2009 saw the most anti-Semitic incidents in western Europe since World War II.

The report by an Israel-led umbrella of organizations dedicated to the combat of anti-Semitism outlined hundreds of violent incidents in Britain, France and Holland.

It said the number of incidents in the first three months of 2009 in western Europe surpassed that of all of 2008. That followed Israel’s invasion of Gaza, which evoked harsh reactions.

In France, for example, there were 631 anti-Jewish incidents in the first half of 2009, of which 113 were violent, according to the report. Worldwide, eight people were killed in attacks last year.

Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky pledged to dispatch representatives from the semi-governmental organization to combat what he said was growing anti-Semitism at European universities.

The Israel-based agency deals with immigration and Jewish issues.

Italy – Jokes over the Holocaust on sugar small bags

“Who wins a race between a German and a Jew? The German, because he burns the Jew at the starting line”.

This horrific sentence is print on the back of sugar bags distributed in different café and pubs in Scandiano in Northern Italy.

Some citizens of Scandiano have been asking to remove the bags: “We are abashed and offended about these “jokes” over the Holocaust, which is huge tragedy that should led everyone to think, and not to joke. Racial, religious and sexual prejudices have been and are still causes of huge sufferances around the world.”

Ferruccio Sfroracchi, one of the company owners “Mavedo” that distributed the sugar bags, immediately stopped the distribution. He justified himself, by saying that on the bags are written different jokes, and he didn’t know that one of them was about the Holocaust.
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28-01-2010 / United States

USA – Another sick call to ‘KILL JEWS’

In a stunning display of intolerance, Sixth Avenue in Park Slope was littered with strips of papers reading “KILL JEWS” in capital letters from Fourth to Ninth streets on Wednesday.

Nearly two dozen of the strips were picked up by Karen Guilbert, who had just finished walking her daughter to school.

Last September, the same notes turned up in Bay Ridge, Boerum Hill and Clinton Hill.

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28-01-2010 / Italy

Italy – antisemitic graffiti

Antisemitic graffiti was sprayed-painted on Via Cavour in Rome by the extreme right movement Militia.

Addresses are against the head of the Jewish community Riccardo Pacifici, and against the mayor Alemanno called “Zionist worm”

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27-01-2010 / France

France – Jewish cemetery in Strasbourg desecrated

Vandals have defiled a Jewish cemetery in the city of Strasbourg with swastikas and anti-Semitic slogans, the daily Dernieres Nouvelles d’Alsace reported Wednesday.

The swastikas were smeared on about 20 tombstones, while the German phrase ‘Juden Raus’ (Jews, get out) was scrawled elsewhere in the cemetery. Other tombstones were overturned.

28-01-2010 / Italy

Italy – antisemitic graffiti

Antisemitic graffiti was sprayed-painted on Via Cavour in Rome by the extreme right movement Militia.

Addresses are against the head of the Jewish community Riccardo Pacifici, and against the mayor Alemanno called “Zionist worm”

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