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Anti-Israel protesters target synagogue in Geneva

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Anti-Israel protesters demonstrated Aug. 16 outside Geneva’s main synagogue, Beth Yaakov. A Swiss watchdog group said the protests were the first public displays of hostility in Switzerland toward Israel since the conflict with Gaza began in early July.

A veiled woman carried a sign reading, “Every synagogue is an Israeli embassy” and waved a Palestinian flag, according to the Intercommunity Coordination Against Anti-Semitism and Defamation watchdog organization, or CICAD.

A second woman wearing a Palestinian flag around her neck tried unsuccessfully to enter the synagogue, according to the watchdog agency.

“With this first public demonstration of hostility towards the Jewish community in Geneva since the beginning of the conflict in Gaza, an unacceptable step was taken,” CICAD said in a statement. “Synagogues should not become the new places of expression of hatred against Israel.”

CICAD called on local politicians, including those who support the Palestinian cause, to denounce this kind of action against the Jewish community and for authorities to take measures to protect the Jewish community. — jta


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