Antisemitism Rises and Becomes Exposed for the World to See
Denmark will deploy army units to protect Jewish and Israeli sites in Copenhagen in response to an increase in antisemitism in the wake of Hamas’s October 7 onslaught, government officials said Sunday, December 3.
“The conflict in the Middle East has led to an absolutely unacceptable increase in antisemitism and insecurity for Jews in Denmark,” Justice Minister Peter Hummelgaard said. “We’re in a situation where the terrorist threat hanging over Denmark is serious.”
Israel’s Foreign Minister Eli Cohen also called out Colombian President Gustavo Petro for his recent antisemitic remarks after the latter equated Israel’s operation in Gaza to Nazism in Germany.
Further, actress Gal Gadot called out the silence on Hamas’ use of sexual violence in a post on social media, arguing that “the world has failed the women of October 7th. We claim we stand against rape, violence against women … We say we believe women, stand with women, speak out for women.” She said the world has failed to call the situation what it is, “an urgent emergency that demands a decisive response.”
In the US, two recent incidents also highlight the rise in antisemitism; in Boston, Jewish students at Northeastern University encountered an anti-Israel demonstration taking place in their campus center as they tried to enter the building to attend a Shabbat dinner. Furthermore, in Philadelphia “an antisemitic mob descended on Michael Solomonov’s falafel restaurant,” according to Canadian-American political commentator David Frum.
Frum added: “They demand a boycott of Jewish goods. Michael Solomonov is a James Beard Award-winning chef. He makes some of the best hummus outside Israel.” Another person who witnessed the protest said the mob “continued their march down the street, but not before vandalizing the front windows.” (TOI / VFI News)
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