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  5/25/2014, Iyar 25, 5774

Belgian Jews Blame Rampant Anti-Semitism for Shooting Attack

Belgium's Jewish community is reeling from Saturday night's horrific shooting attack at the Jewish Museum, which left a museum employee and two Israeli tourists dead and other critically injured. Locals say that the attack, rather than a shock, is the direct outcome of growing tolerance for anti-Semitism in Belgium.

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) released an official statement condemning the attack as a "tragic reminder of the frightening atmosphere for Jews in parts of Europe" Saturday night - and urging the international community to stop anti-Semitism as a uniquely European phenomenon.