EJC fears ´tsunami of hate in Europe´ (YNetNews.Com -Yedioth Internet) Aviel Magnezi Published: 04.09.12, 23:15)
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Brutal attack of Jewish man in Kiev prompts European Jewish Congress
to urge EU leaders to ´act swiftly´ to curb new wave of hate crimes
The European Jewish Congress (EJC) issued an urgent call for the
Ukrainian government to spare no effort in capturing those
responsible for the brutal attack on Aharon Alexander in Kiev,
The EJC´s Monday statement also urged all European governments to
collaborate in curbing what the organization called the
potential "tsunami of anti-Semitism in Europe."
Alexander, 25, was assaulted shortly after leaving a Kiev synagogue
on Saturday night. The Jewish community in the Ukrainian capital
denounced the attack as a hate crime.
The Jewish community in Kiev claimed that the local police were
reluctant to treat the case as a hate crime. The EJC further warned
that mishandling the event may lead to a wave of hate crimes against
Jews across Europe.
Moshe Kantor, the president of the European Jewish Congress said that
the Ukraine government "must do everything in its power to apprehend
the neo-Nazi behind Alexander´s attack… We are sure they will do and
that he will be tried soon."
Kantor added that the attack in Kiev, compounded by the murder of
four Jews in Toulouse in March, "Proves that Europe´s leaders must
act swiftly to stop what could become a tsunami of hate against Jews
in Europe." (Copyright 2012 © Yedioth Internet 04/09/12)
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