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Weekend Update: Anti-Israel Riots Around Europe

Protesters clash with police in Paris, Brussels, Berlin. As usual, "anti-Israel" protests feature prominent anti-Israel-Semitism.

French police in riot gear during an anti-Israel riot in Paris on Sunday, July 20, 2014.

French police in riot gear during an anti-Israel riot in Paris on Sunday, July 20, 2014.
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Anti-Semitism continues to spiral out of control wherever Muslims and other anti-Israel types enjoy the freedom of speech that allows them to criticise Israel.

As is often the case, Europe represents the fiercest battle ground for anti-Semitic attacks. Massive anti-Israel rallies are planned for London, Paris, Brussels and other capitals around the continent, with local authorities concerned in all locales that the demonstrations could turn violent and could target Jews.

In Paris alone, 1,500 police attempted in vain to maintain order at Saturday’s protest, a week after dozens of Parisians were arrested for attacking Jews and Jewish property. According to Britain’s Telegraph newspaper, a Facebook page created in the last week, entitled Jeunes Revolutionnaires Francais, or Young French Revolutionaries, posted the names, photographs and addresses of 32 French Jews encouraging members to target them.

The Telegraph reported that one man named on the Facebook page was attacked in his home last Thursday evening by a group of masked men with iron bars.

In Belgium, two months after terror attack at a Jewish museum left four people dead, a group of around 300 masked protesters copied their Parisian comrades by shouting anti-Semitic slogans and wrecking Jewish-owned shops and cafes during a demonstration in downtown Brussels on Shabbat. Some members of the crowned chanted “Death to Jews,” and a statue of Belgium’s Queen Elisabeth of Belgium was defaced with anti-Semitic graffiti.

In addition, Brussels cafe hung a sign announcing proudly that dogs were welcome, but that Zionists were “certainly not.”

In Antwerp, an hour to the north and home to one of Europe’s largest concentrations of Orthodox Jews, the European Jewish Congress reported that a Jewish woman filed a police complaint after being refused service in a local shop because she is Jewish. The woman said the shop refused to serve her as a “protest” against Operation Protective Edge. The EJC also reported a separate event in Antwerp, a pro-Palestinian rally that included an Arabic-language chant (broadcast over a loudspeaker) that means “slaughter the Jews.” Protesters also called out “Jews, remember Khaybar, the army of Muhammad is returning,” referencing a seventh-century slaughter against Jews in Saudi Arabia.

Similarly in Germany. In Berlin, protesters have attacked synagogues, smashed the windows of Jewish-owned business and torched others. Demonstrators also chanted “Jews to the gas chambers,” and several Jews have been attacked on the streets. and Jewish people have been attacked on the streets of Berlin. One person, an 18-year-old Jewish man, claimed on Friday he had been punched in the face in an unprovoked attack while wearing a kippa in downtown Berlin, the second such attack in just a week.

In a separate incident, Berlin police had to rescue an Israeli tourist couple from protesters who charged at them shouting “Jew! We’ll get you.”

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56 Responses to “Weekend Update: Anti-Israel Riots Around Europe”

  1. Linda Gibbs says:

    Because they are Nazis.

  2. Linda Gibbs says:

    Because they are Nazis.

  3. Eurabia is quite predictible nowadays.

  4. Eurabia is quite predictible nowadays.

  5. We have to combat soon the pro-terrorists in west is an matter of time! We dump them into the sea

  6. We have to combat soon the pro-terrorists in west is an matter of time! We dump them into the sea

  7. stupid people..they dont want peace ..they want war

  8. stupid people..they dont want peace ..they want war

  9. Eva Perl says:

    because anti Israel= anti Zionist= antisemitic

  10. Eva Perl says:

    because anti Israel= anti Zionist= antisemitic

  11. Anti- Israel, anti-Zionist ==== anti- semitism whichever way you want to dissect it. Plain and simple….it’s just a play on words, 70 years after to most horrible holocaust, it’s become fashionable to be anti-semitism…….. Anything against Jews brings out the worst in people, may have been hidden deep for years. But it’s now ok for Muslims to come up new names, places and things , and make anti-semitism ok……….. But it’s NOT ok,

  12. Anti- Israel, anti-Zionist ==== anti- semitism whichever way you want to dissect it. Plain and simple….it’s just a play on words, 70 years after to most horrible holocaust, it’s become fashionable to be anti-semitism…….. Anything against Jews brings out the worst in people, may have been hidden deep for years. But it’s now ok for Muslims to come up new names, places and things , and make anti-semitism ok……….. But it’s NOT ok,

  13. GOD BLESS YOUR CHILDREN.
    AND KEEP THEM SAFE FROM ALL THIS EVIL…

  14. SOON VERY SOON…all europe will be exactly like living in israel…

  15. SOON VERY SOON…all europe will be exactly like living in israel…

  16. Eva Perl says:

    Elaine Racussen it is definitely NOT fashionable. It is legitimate though in many countries or even it is not, the states have a high tolerance for antisemitic expressions. We should not hide and be afraid we have to show our identity openly otherwise we act as a getto Jew
    v

  17. Eva Perl says:

    Elaine Racussen it is definitely NOT fashionable. It is legitimate though in many countries or even it is not, the states have a high tolerance for antisemitic expressions. We should not hide and be afraid we have to show our identity openly otherwise we act as a getto Jew
    v

  18. Anti-Israel is just repackaged Jew-hatred!

  19. Anti-Israel is just repackaged Jew-hatred!

  20. F – the antisemitism, evil and scum..

  21. F – the antisemitism, evil and scum..

  22. Judy Richka says:

    Because ham ads z

  23. Judy Richka says:

    Because ham ads z

  24. Judy Richka says:

    Ham ass is violent by now who doesn’t get it

  25. Judy Richka says:

    Ham ass is violent by now who doesn’t get it

  26. Europe and America NEED to understand that Hamas, Hezbollah and Isis are THEIR enemy as well. Hamas is the Palestinian branch of the Muslim Brotherhood. They do not care for their own people and want to exterminate Israel, and, if they could, every Jew…and Christian, as well as every non-extremist Muslim.

  27. Europe and America NEED to understand that Hamas, Hezbollah and Isis are THEIR enemy as well. Hamas is the Palestinian branch of the Muslim Brotherhood. They do not care for their own people and want to exterminate Israel, and, if they could, every Jew…and Christian, as well as every non-extremist Muslim.

  28. Europe and America NEED to understand that Hamas, Hezbollah and Isis are THEIR enemy as well. Hamas is the Palestinian branch of the Muslim Brotherhood. They do not care for their own people and want to exterminate Israel, and, if they could, every Jew…and Christian, as well as every non-extremist Muslim.

  29. David Cohen says:

    Botaz Hanzo, Thanks for proving our point. Anyone who hates people blindly because of their race, religion or ethnicity serves evil.

  30. Knate Stahl says:

    It one marches like an anti-Semite, if one spreads ethnic hatred like an anti-Semite, if one applauds the deaths of Jews and Israelis like an anti-Semite, then one is an anti-Semite.

  31. Skid Marks says:

    europe is full of jew haters. not all the haters died in Hitler’s bunker

  32. Skid Marks says:

    europe is full of jew haters. not all the haters died in Hitler’s bunker

  33. Skid Marks says:

    i expect some terrors to strike Europe for allowing this to happen

  34. Skid Marks says:

    i expect some terrors to strike Europe for allowing this to happen

  35. Skid Marks says:

    i expect some terrors to strike Europe for allowing this to happen

  36. Wade Young says:

    start shooting the camel jockeys,and their folowers

  37. Wade Young says:

    start shooting the camel jockeys,and their folowers

  38. Wade Young says:

    GOD WILL RETURN SOON

  39. Wade Young says:

    GOD WILL RETURN SOON

  40. Violent, and against non-Israeli Jews.
    Clear cut anti-Semitism. Israel is not a factor at all, a mere disguise, a veil for blind anti-Jewish hatred and violence

  41. Seems the Dutch have given up their country, it is an Islamic state with dhimmis living there.

  42. Not anti-Israel. Anti-Jewish!! Israel is a thin veil for pre, blind anti-Semitism.

  43. Israel need like the Palestinian to let the world the true because this is the reason why the criminals Arabs-Palestinian have many support in the world. Also the true and the pen is the best weapon to win the enemy.

  44. “The UN’s top human rights official, Navi Pillay, has said the killing of Palestinian civilians in Gaza raises “serious doubt . . . whether the Israeli strikes have been in accordance with international humanitarian law”. Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International have gone further, urging the hapless president, Mahmoud Abbas, to make the Palestinian Authority join the International Criminal Court and bring war crimes charges against Israel.”

    “Which other country is in receipt of $3bn a year in US aid, despite maintaining a 47-year military occupation in violation of international law? Which other country has been allowed to develop and stockpile nuclear weapons in
    secret?”

    http://www.commondreams.org/views/2014/07/17/we-single-israel-out-because-we-west-are-shamefully-complicit-its-crimes

  45. “The UN’s top human rights official, Navi Pillay, has said the killing of Palestinian civilians in Gaza raises “serious doubt . . . whether the Israeli strikes have been in accordance with international humanitarian law”. Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International have gone further, urging the hapless president, Mahmoud Abbas, to make the Palestinian Authority join the International Criminal Court and bring war crimes charges against Israel.”

    “Which other country is in receipt of $3bn a year in US aid, despite maintaining a 47-year military occupation in violation of international law? Which other country has been allowed to develop and stockpile nuclear weapons in
    secret?”

    http://www.commondreams.org/views/2014/07/17/we-single-israel-out-because-we-west-are-shamefully-complicit-its-crimes

  46. they should go to Israel and get what the leftist anti-Israel protesters got there… Hamas rockets fired at them

  47. they should go to Israel and get what the leftist anti-Israel protesters got there… Hamas rockets fired at them

  48. they should go to Israel and get what the leftist anti-Israel protesters got there… Hamas rockets fired at them

  49. It seems we world we live in

  50. In a world of extreme intolerance…very sad commentary on our world, especially after the horrors of the Holocaust

  51. Les Martin says:

    Because of the protesters being Muslim and violent.. by nature of the beast.

  52. Il ne faut pas jeter le bébé avec l’eau du bain …Comme d’habitude dans les démocraties que nous sommes, tout le monde a le droit de manifester .. Comme d’habitue, on a toujours affaire aux plus débiles et haineux .. ça dans toutes les manifs en France on le constate, je dirais même que c’est un peu pour ça que l’ensemble de la population ne réagit pas … On laisse la police faire son job et basta… Je n’aime pas tous ces discours alarmistes qui ne sont pas représentatifs de ce que pense la majorité de la population en Europe.. Foncièrement, les gens autour de moi, en France en ont ras-le-bol et trouvent que ce sont des excités ces pro-Palestiniens terroristes… mais pas d’antisémitisme, non… certainement pas !!! Il faut que les Juifs en Europe gardent leur sang-froid et ne tourne pas ça dans leur tête en permanence … ça pourrit leur vie et celle de leurs enfants … Serrons les rangs et soyons forts Juifs ou pas comme moi …. !! :)

  53. Gus, just stick to that illogical argument. Israel has and is currently committing war crimes. Israel is ILLEGALLY occupying Palestine. You know what? The world will no longer stand by and allow it to happen.

  54. Bye bye EU hello EUrabia. Enjoy your freedom under Sharia Law.

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