web analytics
December 18, 2014 / 26 Kislev, 5775
 
At a Glance
News & Views
Sponsored Post
8000 meals Celebrate Eight Days of Chanukah – With 8,000 Free Meals Daily to Israel’s Poor

Join Meir Panim’s campaign to “light up” Chanukah for families in need.



Yad Vashem: International Cmtee Must Protect Jews

Holocaust Memorial cites rising anti-Semitism as result of anti-Israel protests
Yad Vashem Chairman Avner Shalev

Yad Vashem Chairman Avner Shalev
Photo Credit: Yonatan Sindel/Flash90

Yad Vashem Chairman Avner Shalev called Thursday on the international community to protect Jewish communities, at a time when anti-Israel activism has resulted in violent attacks against Jews around the world.

“We call on the governments of the democracies around the world, particularly in Europe, to take immediate steps, using the legal and moral tools at their disposal, to protect Jewish citizens in their countries, and combat the expressions of anti-Semitism which we are witnessing in recent weeks,” Shalev said.

The Holocaust memorial said in a statement that Jew hatred “is finding various expressions, ranging from attacks on synagogues in France and physical attacks against Jews, to pejorative name calling and refrains such as ‘Jews the Gas’ in Germany, to the use of swastikas at anti-Israel demonstrations, and antisemitic caricatures in newspapers and social media. Physical and verbal violence against Jews in purported response to the events in Gaza, is antisemitism.

“As an institution dedicated to Holocaust remembrance, we are also gravely concerned by the demagogic abuse of Holocaust imagery and language which distorts the past as well as the current reality for political purposes. Exploiting these terms from the Holocaust, in order to incite and inflame hatred, desecrates the memory of the Holocaust,” the statement said.

About the Author: JewishPress.com brings you the latest in Jewish news from around the world. Stay up to date by following up on Facebook and Twitter. Do you have something noteworthy to report? Submit your news story to us here.


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

3 Responses to “Yad Vashem: International Cmtee Must Protect Jews”

  1. El Alber YB says:

    HOLY PEOPLE IN GENERAL.I

  2. Thank you for specing mr.Shalev!Wrihting from Sweden.I’m sure you have heard of Malmö!Jewish people in this city can’t wear kippa,Magen David or go to the synagoge without feer of violence.The politicans do nothing about it!In Malmö lives a lot of muslims,they have allmost taking over the city!What can me and others do to help?I really hate anti-semitism and racism!!!I’ve read that jews make Aliyah to Israel from Malmö(it’s great if they want)but what about them who want to live in Sweden?They have maybe relatives who lived here for generations!!Do you want to whrite an answer,please?I really want to change this ugly “tradition”!!!Shalom fromSweden.Stay safe.We stand with Israel forever!♡♡♡

  3. It never did and it never will. Protection of Jews could be effectively done only by Jews. Has been proved too many times.

Comments are closed.

SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend

Current Top Story
Feiglin - Ani Yehudi
Moshe Feiglin Drops Out of Likud PM Race
Latest News Stories
Feiglin - Ani Yehudi

Feiglin decided he and the Likud party are better off if he fights on only one front, not two or three.

8000 meals

Join Meir Panim’s campaign to “light up” Chanukah for families in need.

Naftali Bennett - Hipster

I’m sorry, but Naftali Bennett decided to dress up as an aging Tel Aviv Hipster and… apologize…

The New York premier of Sony’s new film, “The Interview” has been scrapped due to a terror threat.

Harvard boycotts SodaStream to avoid offense to Palestinian Arab students.

FM Avigdor Liberman refuses meeting in Jerusalem with Swedish counterpart over PA recognition.

The State Dept. re-defines “unilateral” and won’t veto a resolution that does not explicitly ”prejudge” outcome of peace talks.

Two-thirds of the Palestinian Authority fears criticizing leader Mahmoud Abbas, according to the latest poll. Does he still represent the PA people?

After 5 years in jail, Cuba has released Jewish-American Alan Gross.

The Cincinnati case helped clarify what cities can and cannot do concerning access to public places.

In the boy’s bag police found a Chanukiah, oil candles and matches.

The European Jewish Congress (EJC) has expressed outrage over the removal of Hamas from the European Union’s list of officially designated terror organizations, after the European Court of Justice in Luxemburg accepted an appeal filed by Hamas against its inclusion in the list. “We have reached a new low in moral relativity if an organization […]

Jeb Bush announced his intention to “actively” explore the presidency in a Christmas and Hanukkah greeting message. “Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah!” the former Florida governor Bush said in a Facebook message posted Tuesday. He described conversations he had with his family over Thanksgiving. “As a result of these conversations and thoughtful consideration of the […]

“We are not satisfied with the European Union’s explanation that the removal of Hamas from its list of terrorist organizations is a ‘technical matter,” ‘Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday following the decision of the General Court of the European Union. “The burden of proof is on the European Union and we expect it […]

Two-thirds of Palestinian Authority Arabs in Judea and Samaria are afraid to express criticism of Mahmoud Abbas, according to a survey carried out by the Palestinian Policy and Research Center. The poll was conducted after Abbas ordered the arrest of leaders of the Palestinian Authority’s largest workers’ union, which he also outlawed.

More Articles from Jewish Press News Briefs
Alan Gross (L)

After 5 years in jail, Cuba has released Jewish-American Alan Gross.

Chanukiah (Illustration photo)

In the boy’s bag police found a Chanukiah, oil candles and matches.

The European Jewish Congress (EJC) has expressed outrage over the removal of Hamas from the European Union’s list of officially designated terror organizations, after the European Court of Justice in Luxemburg accepted an appeal filed by Hamas against its inclusion in the list. “We have reached a new low in moral relativity if an organization […]

“We are not satisfied with the European Union’s explanation that the removal of Hamas from its list of terrorist organizations is a ‘technical matter,” ‘Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday following the decision of the General Court of the European Union. “The burden of proof is on the European Union and we expect it […]

Two-thirds of Palestinian Authority Arabs in Judea and Samaria are afraid to express criticism of Mahmoud Abbas, according to a survey carried out by the Palestinian Policy and Research Center. The poll was conducted after Abbas ordered the arrest of leaders of the Palestinian Authority’s largest workers’ union, which he also outlawed.

Shas takes a hit in the latest poll, and the coalition possibilities shift a bit with the changing numbers.

Bloomberg Philanthropies has announced that Jerusalem and Tel Aviv-Yafo are the first non-U.S. cities selected to participate in the $45 million expansion of its Innovation Teams program. The program aims to improve the capacity of City Halls to effectively design and implement new approaches that improve citizens’ lives  by relying on data, open innovation, and […]

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/yad-vashem-international-cmtee-must-protect-jews/2014/07/24/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: