lundi 17 décembre 2012
L'ADL inquiète de la résurgence l'antisémitisme en Europe en 2012
"Anti-Semitism Resurgent in Europe
Anti-Semitism was resurgent in Europe. The number of anti-Semitic political parties in parliaments rose from one to three, and the Jewish community in France witnessed another upsurge in violent attacks. A survey in 10 European countries revealed anti-Semitic attitudes at disturbingly high levels. In June, Greece's neo-Nazi party, Golden Dawn, won 21 seats in parliament. And in November, the radical Svoboda (Freedom) party of Ukraine captured more than 10 percent of the popular vote, giving electoral support to a party well-known for its anti-Semitic rhetoric. They joined the ranks of Jobbik, an openly anti-Semitic party, in the Hungarian parliament. But perhaps no country in Europe was more susceptible to violent anti-Semitism than France, where a series of violent attacks left the Jewish community on edge. On March 19, in Toulouse, four Jews were shot and killed at the Ozar Hatorah School by a homegrown terrorist on a motorcycle, whom authorities later identified as Mohammed Merah, a French citizen of Algerian descent. Before he was killed by authorities in a shootout with police, Merah stated that he targeted the Jewish school to avenge "the killing of children" in Gaza."