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Coronavirus Brings Sharp Spike in Anti-Semitism

There has been a spike in anti-Semitism during the coronavirus pandemic, Moshe Kantor – who established the Kantor Center in 2010 and currently serves as president of the European Jewish Congress – said Mon. 20 April 2020. “Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a significant rise in accusations that Jews, as individuals and as a collective, are behind the spread of the virus or are directly profiting from it,” Kantor said. "Extremists on the Right and Left have used the Internet and social media platforms to blame Jews and Israel for the spread of COVID-19 or for benefiting from it. The language and imagery used clearly identifies a revival of the medieval ‘blood libels,’ when Jews were accused of spreading disease, poisoning wells, or controlling economies,” he continued. Kantor said he was concerned about the rise of extremism that could result from the coronavirus pandemic. "Alongside trying to control the spread of the virus and taking care to lessen the effects of the financial downturn, the international community should not ignore the social and political crisis that is already starting to emerge”. (VFI News)

"Those who hate me without reason outnumber the hairs of my head; many are my enemies without cause, those who seek to destroy me." Ps. 69:4