“Jobbik have not changed, they are a wolf in sheep’s clothing and represent a serious threat to Hungary’s Jewish community,” said Rabbi Shlomo Koves, Executive Rabbi of the Unified Hungarian Jewish Congregation, an affiliate of Chabad Lubavitch in Hungary.
An annual report on anti-Semitism compiled by the Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ) shows an increase of almost 10 percent in racially motivated incidents against Jews in the past year, and almost 20 percent over the past two years.
The World Jewish Congress says it was ‘’deeply disturbed and disappointed’’ by the Polish government’s apparent failure to intervene to remove a flagrantly anti-Semitic banner at the entrance to a guest house near the western city of Wroclaw, and to prosecute those responsible for posting it.
CRIF, the umbrella group of French Jewish organisations, expressed outrage after anti-Semitic inscriptions, such as ‘Jew’, were found on storefronts and garage doors in the center of the city of Marseille in southern France.
A plaque inaugurating the new Holocaust monument in Ottawa, Canada, didn’t mention the Jewish people and made no reference to anti-Semitism, prompting a Conservative member of the Canadian parliament to raise the issue during the assembl’s question period.
A 10-year-old Jewish girl was subjected to beatings and anti-Semitic insuts in her public school in Paris, according to the National Bureau of Vigilance Against Anti-Semitism, a group which monitors anti-Semitic incicents in France.