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Global Jewry Agonizes Over Stolen Boys, Anti-Semites Attack Vigils

Two European rallies held to show support and solidarity with Israel and the kidnapped Israeli boys were marked by anti-Semitic violence. (VIDEO)
A rally in Paris to "Bring Back Our Boys" was attacked by anti-Semites with burning flares.

A rally in Paris to "Bring Back Our Boys" was attacked by anti-Semites with burning flares.
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It happened in Paris and it happened in Hamburg.

Jews and other Israel supporters held vigils and rallies to express achdut – unity – over the kidnapping of three teenage Israeli boys on June 12. And people so consumed with hatred for anything Jewish – the Jewish State, Jewish solidarity, even the expression of Jewish pain – had to physically respond with violence.

First, on Thursday, June 19, exactly one week after the three boys were kidnapped, a march and rally entitled “Bring Back Our Boys,” was held in Paris.

As supporters were marching, some anti-Israel haters attacked them, throwing burning flares directly at the marchers. Startled, people began running away, but many soon turned around and ran after the perpetrators. Watch the video:

In Hamburg, Germany, the following day, June 20, a vigil held by pro-Israel Germans, organized by the Young Forum of the German-Israel Society. The incident was reported by the Hamburg news magazine Mittendrin.

An 83-year-old participant in the vigil was attacked by a man with a Boycott Israel sign, knocking him to the ground. The elderly man’s daughter came to his aid, and she was also attacked, as was a granddaughter of the injured man.

As of Sunday, the Jewish man remained in hospital, according to Ina Dinslage, one of the organizers of the protest. Dinslage added that criminal charges will be filed against the attacker, who was verbally supported by others who were present.

“We wanted to express our solidarity with three kidnapped young people,” Dinslage said. “That participants in the vigil were attacked was very shocking.”

“That the openly racist attack was committed by people on the left is remarkable,” Dinslage added, wondering how the attack would be classified.

About the Author: Lori Lowenthal Marcus is the US correspondent for The Jewish Press. She is a recovered lawyer who previously practiced First Amendment law and taught in Philadelphia-area graduate and law schools.


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48 Responses to “Global Jewry Agonizes Over Stolen Boys, Anti-Semites Attack Vigils”

  1. Eileen Winkley via Facebook says:

    The haters are so jealous and envious they continue to attack the innocent!!

  2. Eileen Winkley via Facebook says:

    The haters are so jealous and envious they continue to attack the innocent!!

  3. Eileen Winkley via Facebook says:

    The haters are so jealous and envious they continue to attack the innocent!!

  4. Eileen Winkley via Facebook says:

    The haters are so jealous and envious they continue to attack the innocent!!

  5. Eugenia Lesiuk via Facebook says:

    Wake up world -when will you learn from history -time to make a stand before another holocaust !!

  6. Eugenia Lesiuk via Facebook says:

    Wake up world -when will you learn from history -time to make a stand before another holocaust !!

  7. Jorge Daniel Roitman via Facebook says:

    Isso ocorre porque a muçulmana da radical toda comprou com muito dinheiro o ódio contra os Judeus e Israel. Não adianta, esses merdas antissemitas morrerão em seu próprio veneno.

  8. Jorge Daniel Roitman via Facebook says:

    Isso ocorre porque a muçulmana da radical toda comprou com muito dinheiro o ódio contra os Judeus e Israel. Não adianta, esses merdas antissemitas morrerão em seu próprio veneno.

  9. Jorge Daniel Roitman via Facebook says:

    Isso ocorre porque a muçulmana da radical toda comprou com muito dinheiro o ódio contra os Judeus e Israel. Não adianta, esses merdas antissemitas morrerão em seu próprio veneno.

  10. Jorge Daniel Roitman via Facebook says:

    Isso ocorre porque a muçulmana da radical toda comprou com muito dinheiro o ódio contra os Judeus e Israel. Não adianta, esses merdas antissemitas morrerão em seu próprio veneno.

  11. H Fragman Abramson says:

    Wondering if the German press covered it and how?

  12. Those attacking should be charged with assault!

  13. Those attacking should be charged with assault!

  14. Those attacking should be charged with assault!

  15. Why am I not surprised buy the blind anti-Semitic hatred

  16. Why am I not surprised buy the blind anti-Semitic hatred

  17. Why am I not surprised buy the blind anti-Semitic hatred

  18. Why am I not surprised buy the blind anti-Semitic hatred

  19. It appeared the gendarmes cuffed at least one perpetrator. Crazy.

  20. It appeared the gendarmes cuffed at least one perpetrator. Crazy.

  21. It appeared the gendarmes cuffed at least one perpetrator. Crazy.

  22. It appeared the gendarmes cuffed at least one perpetrator. Crazy.

  23. Stuart Kaufman says:

    “That the openly racist attack was committed by people on the left is remarkable…."
    Is she kidding?!

  24. Europe has back to the 1930′s

  25. Europe has back to the 1930′s

  26. Europe has back to the 1930′s

  27. Europe has back to the 1930′s

  28. Ouarda Ouadouda via Facebook says:

    Israel isn’t innocent. Maybe if they stopped attacking so much, they wouldn’t get attacked so much. Just maybe.

  29. Ouarda Ouadouda via Facebook says:

    Israel isn’t innocent. Maybe if they stopped attacking so much, they wouldn’t get attacked so much. Just maybe.

  30. Ouarda Ouadouda via Facebook says:

    Israel isn’t innocent. Maybe if they stopped attacking so much, they wouldn’t get attacked so much. Just maybe.

  31. Ouarda Ouadouda via Facebook says:

    Israel isn’t innocent. Maybe if they stopped attacking so much, they wouldn’t get attacked so much. Just maybe.

  32. Ruth Ivanisko via Facebook says:

    shared

  33. Ruth Ivanisko via Facebook says:

    shared

  34. Ruth Ivanisko via Facebook says:

    shared

  35. Ruth Ivanisko via Facebook says:

    shared

  36. Donna Hambright Glatt says:

    This breaks my heart..im thinking only the Muslims, which have a lot in europe im told, would commit such things..

  37. Ouarda Ouadouda,perhaps your concerns about so called Israeli attacks,should be directed at the Sunni,Shia,Kurd communities who ,over the years have been responsible for the death of millions of innocents,women and children included,or is that acceptable to you? Is it just Israel you hate?

  38. Ouarda Ouadouda,perhaps your concerns about so called Israeli attacks,should be directed at the Sunni,Shia,Kurd communities who ,over the years have been responsible for the death of millions of innocents,women and children included,or is that acceptable to you? Is it just Israel you hate?

  39. Ouarda Ouadouda,perhaps your concerns about so called Israeli attacks,should be directed at the Sunni,Shia,Kurd communities who ,over the years have been responsible for the death of millions of innocents,women and children included,or is that acceptable to you? Is it just Israel you hate?

  40. Ouarda Ouadouda,perhaps your concerns about so called Israeli attacks,should be directed at the Sunni,Shia,Kurd communities who ,over the years have been responsible for the death of millions of innocents,women and children included,or is that acceptable to you? Is it just Israel you hate?

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