According to the survey conducted by the Anti-Defamation League in 5 European countries, 30% of Europeans in one extent or another express anti-Semitic views. 2,5 thousand people participated in the survey – 500 from each country. The survey data show that the Belgians, Germans and French have “a more biased opinion on Jews” than others. The British and Dutch are less hostile. Nevertheless, each fifth British considers that Jews are over-influential in business. 10% of the British think that Jews tend to use suspicious methods for reaching their goals. The same number of respondents considers that Jews do not care for anyone except themselves and are more loyal to Israel than to the country they live in.
Russia. Neo-fascists in Samara “celebrated” the 61st anniversary of the beginning of the Great Patriotic war with a pogrom at the Jewish site of the city cemetery. 15 monuments and gravestones are thought to have been destroyed the night 22-23 of June. Only three days afterwards, after numerous telephone calls from the local Jewish newspaper “Tarbut” (“Culture”), a militia detachment reached the crime scene. Criminal proceedings were instituted.
One of the cemetery’s homeless told the militiamen he had seen escaping vandals– a group of 15-16– year old skinheads.
Czekhia. The monument to the Holocaust victims was defiled in Karlovy Vary. The vandals poured red paint onto the monument and fixed anti-Semitic slogans. The monument was erected in June 2002, on the place of the old synagogue burnt by fascists in 1938.
Three months ago the local Jewish community received a card on which the old synagogue and swastika were painted. There was also a demand to Israelis to stop killing Palestinians. During WWII the Jewish population of Czekhia suffered much from fascists. Before the war there were about 5 thousand Jews in Karlovy Vary. Now they are only 95.
Germany. Jewish leaders have criticized the decision of the political party to recognize the membership of the politician who made some anti-Semitic statements. “Free Democratic Party” is one of the biggest German parties having a real chance to enter the government coalition after the national elections to be held in September.
The Party has affiliated a former member of the Green Party Jamal Karsli. He recently talked about “justifiable fears of an international Zionist lobby”.
Russia. In the morning of July 4 a plywood board with a slogan “Death to Yids” was found in the Okeansky avenue in Vladivostok. A subject similar to an explosive was attached to it. The militia officials immediately blocked the traffic, surrounded the accident place and evacuated the residents of three nearby buildings. As it was found out the anti-Semitic placard was stuffed only with a model of an explosive, which looked like three trinitrotoluol cartridges. The accident was brought before a court in compliance with the article “Hooliganism”.
It was not the first case in Russia.
On May 27 an anti-Semitic placard with a bomb attached to it was set in a Moscow’s suburb. A Muscovite Tatiana Sapunova tried to remove the placard. She was badly injured and almost lost her vision after the ensuing explosion.
On June 12 another “Death to Yids” placard was found at the 83rd kilometer of the Moscow circle highway. A polyethylene package with wires and a clockwork was attached next to it.
The FSS explosion experts made a conclusion the placard was stuffed with an explosive’s model.
On June 17 a cardboard box with an anti-Semitic inscription was found in the square near the airport in Krasnoyarsk. Experts determined there was “something metallic” in the box but not an explosive and of no danger.