Lifted from aftenposten.no (google translate)
Aftenposten’s journalists and editors must have felt a pang of bad conscience in the wake of horrific expressions of that old European disease – anti-Semitism.
But who can take seriously a rag that has published trash like this?
Or who carelessly has published rubbish like this?
Nevertheless, eyes have become teary and the consciousness heavy to bear. And now they are pretending to be concerned. However, they are pleased to announce that Norway is like an island of calm in Europe. Well, I have personal experiences that would challenge that fantasy!
Jew Hatred in Europe is going through the worst period since the Nazi era
Says the president of Germany’s Jewish central council. Across Europe, there are reports of attacks on Jewish individuals and institutions.
Simultaneously with the Israel-Palestine conflict flares, blooms anti-Semitism in Europe.
French police stopped in July a demonstration against Israel’s Gaza offensive after several demonstrations ended in clashes and attacks on Jewish property.
Several Jewish shops were burned to the ground, and a group tried to attack synagogues and got in trouble with the police. Four people were sentenced to prison for anti-Semitism.
Comparable to Holocaust
In Germany, at the same time a synagogue in the city of Wuppertal in western Germany attacked with Molotov cocktails. The perpetrators threw fire bombs at the entrance to the building before fleeing from the spot.
Earlier, four people have been arrested on suspicion of threats to the Old Synagogue in Essen in the German state.
In Hamburg was an elderly Jewish man beating up on a pro-Israeli demonstration. In Berlin, a Jewish youngster turned down.
In several cities reported that pro-Palestinian protesters comparing Israel’s actions with the Holocaust, and the percentage slogans like “Jew, cowardly pig, come out and fight alone,” and “Hamas, Hamas, Jews to the gas”.
Saturday evening was Rabbi Shneur Kesselman attack outside the synagogue in Malmö in Sweden with a bottle.
– Which has reached a level I never thought possible, says Willy Silberstein of the Swedish Committee Against Anti-Semitism.
– Ordinary people writing online about how Jews should be gassed, and that Hitler should have killed all. This has not even pure Nazis expressed himself, said Silberstein.
Church of Sweden called Sunday for the attack “an attack on an entire city” when hundreds of people gathered for a so-called kippavandring through Malmö’s streets in support of the rabbi, who also attended.
Earlier in the week were also subjected to synagogue vandalism.
– The worst period since the Nazi era
– This is the worst period since the Nazi era, said Dieter Graumann, president of Zentralrat der Juden in Deutschland, Germany’s Jewish sentralråd.
– On the streets you hear things like that “Jews should be gassed”, “Jews should be burned” – such we have not been in Germany for decades. These slogans do not criticize Israeli policy, it is pure anti-Semitism. Nothing else, said Graumann told The Guardian.
– The outbreak of hatred against Jews is so intense, that it is quite clear that there is only a German phenomenon.
– Norway island in Europe
Ervin Kohn, head of the Jewish community and the deputy head of the Anti-Racist Center, says Norway is almost a safe island compared with the continent.
– We have more anti-Semitism in Norway than in Denmark and Sweden, but anti-Semitism is not as explicit, Kohn says to Aftenposten.
Nevertheless, after the Aftenposten know, several Norwegian people in the Jewish environment that now choose to hide their religious affiliation or because of the increasing hatretorikken.
– What is happening in Europe did not begin with the Gaza conflict. Anti-Semitism and hatred of Jews was there before, and promoted not necessarily conflict. But it helps to legitimize hatred, says Kohn.
Chronicle: More than hatred of Jews
In our announced the American organization Anti-Defamation League (ADL) a comprehensive examination (total 53,000 people asked for the period from July 2013 to February 2014), which intended to identify anti-Jewish attitudes in over 100 countries.
The report estimated that there are 1.1 billion people with anti-Semitic attitudes in the surveyed countries. Total black over half (54 percent) that they have not heard about the Holocaust or they doubt that the historical information is correct.
Comment: Hated travels the world
Anti-Jewish attitudes were markedly stronger in Norway (15 percent) than in Denmark (9 percent) and Sweden (4 percent).
Nearly one in four Norwegians believed that hatred of Jews because Jews behaving badly.