France. The "Jewish Action Alliance" International Jewish Organization started a campaign on boycotting French-made goods. The organization's activists also called to refuse from tourist trips into the country where synagogues are set on fire, religious feelings are hurt and Jews are attacked.
Norway. Norwegian Prime-Minister Bodevik visited the synagogue in Oslo and tried to appease local Jews frightened by last anti-Semitic actions in the country. "All Jews cannot be responsible for the actions of Jewish government", - he underlined.
USA. President of USA George Bush, making a speech in San-Hose, California, called anti-Semitism an "ancient evil", which must be done away with. As an example the head of White House gave the recent series of synagogues and Jewish cemeteries' attacks in France.
Slovakia. Three pupils, aged 11-13, desecrated 135 graves at the Jewish cemetery in Koshitse. At the interrogation they stated they wanted to find gold. Pursuant to Slovakian Laws, these teenagers are not subject to criminal responsibility. Probably, the Jewish community will demand compensation from their parents.
Russia. The head of Anti-Defamation League Alexander Akselrod informed that in the morning of April 22 a swastika and a sign "Death to Jews" were noticed on the Perm synagogue building. The head of Perm Jewish community, Yefim Burstein stated that a week ago young extremists had approached the synagogue, but had been sacked by the guards.
Akserold also said, that a night before April 20 the central office of Jewish community in Ulyanovsk had been defiled, too.
Slovakia. The government of the country has adopted a plan of actions for 2002-2003 on preventing all forms of discrimination, racism, xenophobia, anti-Semitism and other forms of intolerance. The document contains around 50 specific measures for increasing tolerance of the Slovakian society towards non-native co-citizens. According to MIF data, namely young people aged 18-25 commit a largest amount of national and racial crimes. The Deputy Prime-Minister for national minorities Pal Chaki, stated that FBI experts would help Slovakia in the struggle against racism and xenophobia. State budget and European commission will finance realization of a government actions' plan.