July 7, 2014
The Simon Wiesenthal Center denounced the violent attack against a local resident who was attacked and severely beaten for displaying an Israeli flag at this home.
“The audacity and severely of this attack reflects the deep hatred and contempt for the Jewish State held by many in that Swedish city, especially in the Arab and Muslim communities”, said Rabbi Cooper, Associate Dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center.
“The situation is exacerbated by the failure of authorities in Malmo to take necessary measures to deal with hate crimes targeting Jews and Israel. The Wiesenthal Center’s travel advisory remains in place,” he concluded.
The Center’s travel advisory to Malmo was first issued in 2010 to Jews worldwide, including the Center’s 400,000 member families.
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