Tough Times For European Jews

BERLIN (JTA) — European leaders must intervene to save small Jewish communities from an anti-Semitic onslaught, the head of the European Jewish Congress said.

In a statement issued Thursday, Moshe Kantor said European Jewish communities are in “grave danger” from the anti-Semitism, some of it officially sanctioned, as made clear by recent sensational anti-Semitic incidents in Belgium and Sweden.

Kantor, who is hosting a conference in Dubrovnik, Croatia, later this month on best practices for combating racism and xenophobia, said European Union and European leaders should “launch a campaign against intolerance and anti-Semitism to remind European citizens that the new Europe was established after the Second World War on the concept of ‘Never Again.”’

DAVID DEUTSCH EMAILS: But why aren’t you speaking out about real issues, Kelsey–like the PC Armageddon against this New Zealand tv host who had the misfortune of laughing at Indian politician Sheila Dikshit’s last name.

You’re off the hook, Luke, since I don’t expect you to defend a Kiwi. Incidentally, I had a bunch of Aussie Chabadniks over l’chaims on Simchas Torah, lovely fellows.

LUKE SAYS: “What are you guys doing to help suicidal gay teens?”

DAVID KELSEY: “I was figuring that for the girls, you would offer reparative therapy.”

DAVID DEUTSCH: “I think that the best I can do for them is present an image of heterosexual masculinity so grotesque that they’ll embrace their sexual identity as a blessing.”

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