torsdag, maj 17, 2012

Solidaritet med Malmös förföljda judar

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Join in Solidarity with Malmö's
Embattled Jewish Community
"...Ever since I came here people have been
shouting 'F***ing Jew' and 'Heil Hitler' at me."   
- Rabbi Shneur Kesselman, Malmö, Sweden
Your continued partnership will
enable us to:
1. Counter the mainstream anti-Semitism that
threatens Jews in Malmö and other European
2. Continue to stand in solidarity with Malmö's
Malmö, Sweden’s third largest city was once a
haven for Holocaust survivors. In 2012, its  rabbi
and his family suffer continual anti-Semitic abuse
and hate attacks which Malmö’s police ignore.
At the same time, Malmö’s powerful mayor, Ilmar
Reepalu scapegoats Jews as loyal only to Israel.
Instead of protecting the small Jewish community,
he denies any responsibility for the outrageous
situation, dismissing criticism his record as the
work of the "Israel lobby".
The Simon Wiesenthal Center has called out 
Reepalu’s bigotry and stood with Malmö’s tiny
embattled Jewish community.
In the last few years, the SWC has:
* Met with Swedish Justice Minister Beatrice
Ask in Stockholm in 2010 to express our concerns
for the Jewish citizens of Malmö   
* Confronted Mayor Reepalu in a face-to-face
meeting, and also met with Malmö’s Police Chief
Ulf Sempert and other senior officials 
* Issued a travel advisory to Malmö urging
extreme caution as a result of the failure of
Malmö’s officials to provide basic protection to
its Jews—the travel advisory remains in place.
* Urged measures be taken against rampant
anti-Semitism in Malmö during an address in
Prague delivered to the 56 country Organization
for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)  
* Helped secure government funding for Swedish
Jewish institutions to better protect the community
from potential terrorist threats 
* Briefed the US State Department Special Envoy
on Anti-Semitism in Washington, DC and in Malmö
prior to her meeting with Malmö’s mayor 
* Published articles and op/ed pieces on the situation
in Malmö in blogs, through social networking, and in
newspapers and publications around the world            
 * Screened the Center’s Academy Award™-winning
documentary, Genocide to community activists in
* Participated in a seminar at Malmö University on
"Anti-Semitism and Islamophobia" which prompted
a heated debate             
* Distributed Swedish language brochures of the
Center’s Top Ten Anti-Israel Lies 
Läs också  :
Varför frodas antisemitismen i Malmö ? 
Bilden: Simon Wiesenthal (1908-2005) besöker en  
skändad judisk begravningplats i Eisenstadt
(Burgenland) i Österrike.