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5 incidents against Jews since the beginning of the month in the world: "Returning to classic anti-Semitism" - Walla! news

2019-12-16T06:26:16.450Z

Destruction of the Iranian community synagogue in Beverly Hills joins a series of anti-Semitic incidents in the US and around the world.



5 incidents against Jews since the beginning of the month: "Return to classic anti-Semitism"

Destruction of the Iranian community synagogue in Beverly Hills joins a series of anti-Semitic incidents in the United States and around the world. The Diaspora Ministry is concerned about the increase in the number of incidents and the entry of new players into the battle.

5 incidents against Jews since the beginning of the month: "Return to classic anti-Semitism"

Photo: ZAKA and Etsh synagogue, Edit: Amit Simcha

Since the beginning of December, there have been five cases of anti-Semitism worldwide, according to Diaspora data. This is indicative of a worrying trend that was reflected, among other things, in the destruction of the Iranian Jewish Community Synagogue in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles (Sunday), the assault of three Indiana University students and the shooting at a kosher supermarket in Jersey City last week. The Diaspora identifies a return to classic anti-Semitism events, a decline in that carried out by Muslims, and even expresses concern about the entry of new players such as the militant factions into the black Jewish community in the United States.

Cameron Emanuel, a member of the Eternity Synagogue committee who was vandalized in Beverly Hills, told Walla! NEWS that an unknown person broke into the synagogue at about 3am. "He did vandalism, destroyed the entire synagogue and ripped all the Torah books and corrupted things. We do not know if the background to an anti-Semitic event, but whoever did it - mainly hit the Torah books."

"Personally, I don't feel scared," Emanuel added. "However, a lot of people are concerned, we don't know what his motive is. Antisemitic events are not commonplace in Los Angeles, but after the New Jersey incident, it certainly raises concerns. My wife is in New York, and immediately after Saturday she called. She was so worried, in Los Angeles there were some small events, but not significant things like this one. Many people came to the synagogue yesterday to see what happened, of course there was panic. The intruder took the two young Torah scrolls and ripped them off, the main books were Unlocked thank goodness, so he did not come to them. Tomorrow we are about to celebrate a circumcision ceremony and we are not afraid. We will come back to pray here and dedicate a home New synagogue. "

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The synagogue set on fire in Beverly Hills (Photo: ZAKA spokeswoman)

Los Angeles Jewish community synagogue destroyed during Saturday, December 15, 2019 (Photo: ZAKA spokeswoman, official website)

"For two years, we have seen the strengthening of far-right movements, some from local networks and some from international networks that connect Eastern Europe to the western continent and North America," explained Yogev Crescenti, director of the anti-Semitism anti-Semitism office. He said, "Everyone is talking about paging theory that there is a conspiracy program in the lead of the Jews to bully the other white races."

Crescenti presented the march in Charlottesville in 2017 as an example of a theory that plays a significant part in anti-Semitic discourse. "When the marchers shouted 'Don't replace us' they meant Jews or liberals trying to replace the white race as the dominant race in the United States," he said. "In fact, they are fighting for the values ​​of white culture, the values ​​of white Europe, against the values ​​of multiculturalism and liberalism."

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Crescenti points out that anti-Semitism has not been reported by Muslims in recent months, leaving a vacuum for other sources. Among other things, he raised the hawkish faction in the Black Hebrew community, from which the perpetrators of New Jersey probably came. "These are the descendants of this community," he argued. "This is a stream in Christianity, believers who are true Israelites and Jews are fake," he explained. "There are militant groups in them that the New Jersey shooter probably belonged to. I don't know whether to call it anti-Semitism because in this case it's a man who claims to be the real Jew and is going to kill the real Jews."

New Jersey shooting event scene (Photo: AP)

New Jersey shooting event scene December 11, 2019 (Photo: AP)

Barley Hills Synagogue (Photo: Farzad Rabbany)

Desecration of the Eternal Community Synagogue in Beverly Hills, December 15, 2019 (Photo: Farzad Rabbany, Untitled)

He said there was a change in the characteristics of the anti-Semitic cases. If anti-Semitic incidents have previously increased when there are military operations involving Israel like a firm cliff by Muslims towards Jewish communities, then there is now no connection between them, especially in view of the approach to the Gulf states. "There is a return to classic anti-Semitism," he clarified. "We must not forget that British Jewry was afraid of the horror scenario in which Corbyn was elected prime minister. Britain's chief rabbi was very concerned about this, calling not to vote for Labor. We are aware of anti-Semitic resurgence in all directions, both right, left and radical Islam that continues to be a risk factor For the communities. "

Carol Noriel, executive director of the Defamation League, said of recent events that "Beverly Hills is still investigating the motive for the event, but Jewish communities around the world are far more aware." She says they are on alert constantly, there is anxiety about these antisemitic events. We see a very great need for the security of communities in a more rigorous way. We work to help the community, including working with law enforcement agencies on hate crimes, and emphasize how to identify anti-Semitic hate crime. One of the significant trends is increasing the intensity of its anti-Semitism and dangerousness, it is becoming more and more dangerous while in past years we have seen dangerous anti-Semitism in Europe, now we also see it in the US, Pittsburgh, Pawi in the synagogue and now the event in Jersey City 2018 in the physical strikes of Jews. This has become dangerous for Jews, it is an existential danger. "

Local police are investigating a suspected hate crime. Beverly Hills (Photo: ZAKA spokeswoman)

Los Angeles Jewish community synagogue destroyed during Saturday, December 15, 2019 (Photo: ZAKA spokeswoman, official website)

The Diaspora Ministry also notes a series of positive events in the world designed to combat this phenomenon. Among other things, the Malmo municipality in Sweden will invest $ 2 million in a fund to fight anti-Semitism. The German government announced that it would tighten hate crime laws. UNESCO announced during a convention in Bogota to remove the Carnival Elast from the organization's cultural heritage list because of its blatant anti-Semitic displays. The French have decided that anti-Zionism is anti-Semitic, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel has announced that Germany will donate $ 56 million to the Auschwitz Museum, as well as US President Donald Trump to sign federal order to cut campus budgets that fail to fight anti-Semitic ranks in educational institutions.

Beverly Hills Synagogue (Photo: Farzad Rabbany)

Desecration of the Eternal Community Synagogue in Beverly Hills, December 15, 2019 (Photo: Farzad Rabbany, Untitled)

Beverly Hills Synagogue (Photo: Farzad Rabbany)

Desecration of the Eternal Community Synagogue in Beverly Hills, December 15, 2019 (Photo: Farzad Rabbany, Untitled)

Beverly Hills Synagogue (Photo: Farzad Rabbany)

Desecration of the Eternal Community Synagogue in Beverly Hills, December 15, 2019 (Photo: Farzad Rabbany, Untitled)

Beverly Hills Synagogue (Photo: Farzad Rabbany)

Desecration of the Eternal Community Synagogue in Beverly Hills, December 15, 2019 (Photo: Farzad Rabbany, Untitled)

Beverly Hills Synagogue (Photo: Farzad Rabbany)

Desecration of the Eternal Community Synagogue in Beverly Hills, December 15, 2019 (Photo: Farzad Rabbany, Untitled)

Source: walla

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