Saturday, May 2, 2009

Anti-Semitism Report Shows Worldwide Spike After Small '08 Decline; French Torture Murder Trial Begins

Anti-Semitic violence around the world declined slightly in 2008 despite increases in the United States, Canada and Germany. However, it is estimated that the Gaza War triggered a significant spike of incidents internationally during January 2009 according to the report
Anti-Semitism Worldwide 2008/09 by the Stephen Roth Institute for the Study of Contemporary Anti-Semitism and Racism. 
Report Full Text
Anti-Semitism in the UK 2008: Community Service Trust

In Paris the trial of twenty-seven people involved in the 2006 kidnapping, torture and murder of Ilan Halimi, a 23 year old French Jew, commenced this week. As the victim was confined and tortured by acid, burning, binding and stabbing over a 24 day period, his captor barraged his family with anti-Semitic phone diatribes.
Toronto Globe and Mail
France 24 News Video (English)

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