Spate of Anti-Semitic Incidents in Europe Draws Stark Warning from World Zionist Organization
Following a series of anti-Semitic incidents across Europe in recent days, World Zionist Organization (WZO) Vice Chairman Yaakov Hagoel on Monday called for urgent action.
“Anti-Semitic events have become commonplace for the Jews around the world. Unfortunately, for worldwide governments, the window of time to build a plan to eradicate anti-Semitism is running out,” said Hagoel.
Among the anti-Semitic incidents were inscriptions such as “Juden Raus” (Jews out) appearing on the walls of a cemetery in Soveria Mannelli in southern Italy and swastikas and anti-Semitic slogans being painted in the stairwell, on the sidewalk and in front of the house of Sherlock Baines (65), a Jew living in Dusseldorf whose parents were concentration camp inmate
In Berlin, a woman was speaking Hebrew with her children while shopping when a foreign man turned to them and said, “These Jews are everywhere, get away from here, Zidovsky scum” (in Polish, “Zidovsky” can be translated to “Jew”; in Russian it is an anti-Semitic word).
“Bystanders noticed the anti-Semitic insult without responding to it,” said the WZO in a statement.
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