On Monday in the Knesset, an emergency meeting discussed the drastic rise in anti-Semitism that has accompanied the Israel-Hamas conflict.
Reports Amanda Borschel-Dan: “Members of Knesset bemoaned the upswing in anti-Semitism since the start of Operation Protective Edge on July 8, and security and academic experts attempted to drive home the dire importance of concrete steps to counter and educate against the rising anti-Semitism throughout Europe.
“Vladimir Sloutzker, head of the Israeli-Jewish Congress, said starkly, ‘Never before since the Holocaust have we seen such a situation as today. We are potentially looking at the beginning of another Holocaust now.'”
And “Nathan Norman Gelbart, the head of Germany’s Keren Hayesod (United Jewish Appeal), reported that the German Jewish community is scared ‘because these are things that have not occurred since 1933.’ He cited demonstrators shouting “death to the Jews” and other anti-Semitic slogans.”