Anti-Semitism in Malmo Reaches New, Horrific Depths

Anti-Semitism in Malmo Reaches New, Horrific Depths

Latest attacks and threats reminiscent of Nazi Germany


March 16, 2015


The Simon Wiesenthal Center expressed its deep alarm and disgust over two new manifestations of anti-Semitism in Malmo.


“In 2010, the Simon Wiesenthal Center slapped a travel advisory on Sweden’s third largest city, Malmo, for failing to act against serial harassment of the city’s Rabbi and other Jews and Jewish institutions. Virtually nothing has changed since then,” lamented Rabbi Abraham Cooper, associate dean of the leading Jewish Human Rights organization. “If anything, things may be getting worse. Now the world is witness to new, insidious acts of Jew-hatred, including harassment of Jewish citizens by Muslim youth as they try to bury their loved ones in the Jewish cemetery; and today, in an act reminiscent of Nazi anti-Semitic propaganda, a group of anti-Israeli demonstrators, wearing protective clothing and masks in order to avoid being infected by Zionist bacteria and “Isolera” viruses, entered some stores in the city to confiscate Israeli products, declaring them fruits of illegal occupation of Palestine and as such must be boycotted or destroyed.


“Such outrageous actions are reminiscent of Nazi racist anti-Jewish propaganda and boycotts in the 1930s. We fear that such actions will only escalate unless and until decent Swedes of all political persuasions rise up and declare, enough is enough! These hateful provocations aren’t designed to help a single Palestinian, only to demonize and isolate Israel and Sweden’s Jews."


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The Simon Wiesenthal Center is one of the largest international Jewish human rights organizations with over 400,000 member families in the United States. It is an NGO at international agencies including the United Nations, UNESCO, the OSCE, the OAS, the Council of Europe and the Latin American Parliament (Parlatino).


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