Anti-Jewish Attacks Span Europe, Argentina

At least three anti-Semitic incidents were reported in recent days – with incidents recorded in Europe and South America.

Yaakov Levi,

Swastikas (file)
Swastikas (file)
Flash 90

At least three anti-Semitic incidents were reported in recent days – with incidents recorded in Europe and South America.

In Buenos Aires, vandals sprayed graffiti on a monument in a Jewish area, calling on “Patriots” to “Kill Jews.” Meanwhile, in the city of Cordova in Argentina,vandals drew a swastika on the wall outside the home of a local rabbi. Community officials said that there were several such incidents each week, and Jews were becoming increasingly concerned over the security situation in the country.

In Berlin, meanwhile, an Israeli woman said she was attacked earlier in the week as she was speaking Hebrew on her cellphone. A group of five youths approached her and called her an “Israeli,” and then grabbed her phone. The woman reported the theft to authorities, who said that they were searching for the culprits – who may have been Arabs, they said, because they recognized that she was speaking Hebrew.

The Lisbon Jewish community is also demanding extra protection and quick police action to find the perpetrators of what they said was a hate crime, when unknown vandals drew the world “ebola” on a memorial to martyred victims of a massacre in Portugal in 1506. Besides increased patrols, community leaders called for the placing of security cameras at the memorial, considered one of the most prominent Jewish presences in the country. The Jewish community commemorated the massacre in 2006, on the its 500th anniversary. The memorial was unveiled at that ceremony.




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