Hotovely: 'Ugly anti-Semitism'

Deputy FM reacts pointedly to signs hung in Swiss hotel, demanding Jewish visitors shower before entering hotel pool.

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Tzipi Hotovely
Tzipi Hotovely
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Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely is outraged by the anti-Semitic incident that took place today in Arosa, Switzerland, where the director of an apartment hotel posted anti-Semitic signs. The Deputy Foreign Minister called the incident “an anti-Semitic act of the worst and ugliest kind.” The incident occurred in an apartment hotel that hosts Jewish groups every year.

Deputy Minister Hotovely spoke with Israel’s ambassador to Switzerland, Jacob Keidar, who briefed her on the details and updated her that the signs have already been removed. The ambassador spoke with the Swiss Foreign Ministry requesting that they condemn this act.

Deputy Minister Hotovely said that the woman who posted the signs should be brought to justice and that merely removing the signs is not sufficient. “Unfortunately anti-Semitism in Europe is still a reality and we must make sure that the punishment for incidents such as these will serve as deterrents for those who still harbor the germ of anti-Semitism.”

Arutz Sheva earlier reported that a haredi family from Israel found an anti-Semitic sign at the Swiss hotel at which they were vacationing, instructing all Jewish guests to shower before and after using the swimming pool.

The sign read in broken English: "To our Jewish guests, men women and children, please take a shower before you go swimming and also after swimming."

The sign contained a threat to ban Jewish swimmers if they failed to comply. "If you break the rules, I'm forced to close the pool for you."