Thursday, August 14, 2014

Anti-Semitic behaviour continues to rise in Europe 

Anti-Semitic behaviour continues to increase in Europe and around the world since the start of the conflict in Gaza. Tens of thousands of people have taken part in demonstrations in Paris, London, Berlin, Brussels, Rome, Boston and New York. Many have complained that the nature of these protests have resulted in violent and hateful signs and slogans against Jewish people with some even saying:

“Hitler was right.” “Hamas, Hamas, Jews to the gas”

Two men were arrested in Germany for attacking a Synagogue with firebombs, there have also been increasing reports of Jewish people getting beaten in the streets. A British member of Parliament even shockingly declared that his city was “an Israel-free zone.” In Berlin, an Islamic radical Imam was quoted in saying: “Destroy the Zionist Jews...Count them and kill them to the very last one.”

The Guardian recently ran an article titled: “Anti-Semitism on the rise across Europe ‘in worst times since the Nazis,’ including an editorial piece called, ‘anti-Semitism inexcusable.’

Many argue that the protests against Israel’s actions in Gaza have not been legitimate in some cases attended by only a few well-meaning individuals who want to express their objection to the death of children and civilians.  It is shocking to see that anti-Semitic behaviour has somehow become fashionable in Europe with many forgetting that this was how Hitler brainwashed Germany into World War II.

Dieter Graumann, the president of the central council of Jews in Germany was quoted in saying:

“When calls for Jews to be gassed, burned and murdered are bawled on the streets of Germany,that no longer has anything to do with Israel’s politics and Gaza. It is the most abhorrent form of anti-Semitism.”


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