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Operation Pillar of Defense Brings Out the Crazy

Jewish communities across the globe see protests, vitriolic chants

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A Crowd in Pakistan Gathers to Protest Israel's Operation in Gaza(Dawn)

Despite the ability of Israel to cobble together a pretty impressive base of international support for its recent operation in Gaza, there were places where, almost by routine, the Israeli efforts were met by a surge of anti-Semitic reactions. Below is just a sampler of some of the activity:

A bit of what happened in Italy:

Apparently prompted by Israel’s ramped-up military operation to stop escalated rocket attacks from Gaza, anti-Semitic slogans were scrawled on synagogues in several cities. The latest was in Genoa, where the slogan “Israel is a Nazi state” was discovered on the front door of the synagogue on Saturday.

Anti-Israel and anti-Semitic slogans were chanted during student and other demonstrations in Rome the past two weekends, and a “Free Palestine” banner was unfurled during an international soccer match in Rome between Rome’s Lazio team and England’s Tottenham Hotspur on Nov. 22.

In Vienna, a 400-person protest march against Israel had some choice rhetorical flourishes:

Samuel Laster, an Israeli journalist who lives in Vienna, told The Jerusalem Post on Sunday that he heard a contingent of 15 to 20 Austrian Islamists chanting in Arabic, “Death to the Jews.”

Crowds in Venezuela were a little more obvious. Police had to be posted after protestors gathered outside of a synagogue in Caracas, where they reportedly hurled both anti-Semitic chants and fireworks. For background on the struggle of Jews in Venezuela, Matthew Fishbane had a great story for us earlier this year.

Related: The Dispossessed
Italy’s Jewish leaders denounce mounting anti-Semitism [JTA]
Vienna Protestors Calls for ‘Death to Jews’ [JPost]
Police posted at Venezuela synagogue after protests [AP]

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ginzy1 says:

You sound surprised! What do you expect from the progressobabbelians & their ilk?


J’lem / Efrata

Nazi no. Maybe more like Mussolini.

    Jacob Arnon says:

    Italians love Fascism they have proven that on many occasions, just as Russians love Red Fascists as they showed during the Chechnya. campaign which has been going on since the 19th C.

    They are against Jews because they are Jews, they were against before there was a State of Israel and they will be against them even if there were no State of Israel.

    Jews make Yevka’s friend think of murder.


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