USA. The center of Simon Vizental has criticized the geographical societies for their plans to adopt, as the Center qualifies, anti-Israeli documents at the coming meeting. Excerpts from three documents of the Association of American Geographers, which holds its meeting in Los-Angeles, "are not serious polemical reports but humiliating characteristics of the State of Israel and Zionism", - asserts the Center of Vizental. The executive director of the Center Ronald Abler said, "I am convinced that many people will consider excerpts from the documents of the association irritating and insulting, but also as such which give insufficient ground not to be represented to the colleagues".
Germany. Ultra-rightist extremists are, obviously, behind the explosion on the Jewish cemetery in Berlin. The police are investigating who has placed a self-made bomb, which destroyed the inner yard - Arab terrorists or ultra-rightist fanatics. The Jewish public circles believe the police should check whether there are any traces to the Near East.
Michael Friedman, the Vice-President of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, has said he is "indignant, alarmed and infuriated at the cowardly act of violence".
Brazil. Jewish activists of the country protest against the publications by the pro-fascist magazine "Humanus", which praise Hitler, call Sigmund Freud a sexual maniac and "expose" the Jew Albert Einstein.
Switzerland. The state will not make the law forbidding the kosher slaughtering of cattle less strict. The Swiss government has taken this decision after the consultations with the Jewish organizations, informs the press secretary of the government. The authorities have also told the Jewish leaders they guarantee a regular export of kosher meat into the country. The governmental sources assert that apprehensions of a possible outburst of anti-Semitism has influenced on the government's decision. Alfred Donat, the Swiss Jewish leader, considers this law discriminatory.
Latvia. Another neo-Nazi newspaper has appeared in Latvia. The publisher of the "New order" newspaper is a department of the RNE organization. The newspaper accuses the Jews of creating an interethnic tension between the Russians and Latvians, informs the Union of committees on protection of Jews from the former USSR.
Slovakia. The police have arrested 15 skinheads during a raid in the hotel discotheque and confiscated neo-Nazi CDs and anti-Semitic literature. The police have informed they saw the skinheads saluting Nazi-like and heard them cry out racist slogans before the beginning of the disco.
That was already the second recent large police raid at the neo-Nazi activists in Slovakia.