Anti-Semitisim in Israel – Say What?

Friday, April 20 2007 @ 12:58 PM PDT
Contributed by: Oread Daily
you are about to find an article that I had to read twice to believe.

The Jewish Telegraph Agency (JTA) reports that in recent years sporadic acts of anti-Semitism have hit Israel, most of them carried out by disaffected immigrant youths from the former Soviet Union. Although the youths came to Israel under the Law of Return, they are among those who identify not as Jews but as ethnic Russians.

ANTI-SEMITISM IN ISRAEL – SAY WHAT?

Below you are about to find an article that I had to read twice to believe.

The Jewish Telegraph Agency (JTA) reports that in recent years sporadic acts of anti-Semitism have hit Israel, most of them carried out by disaffected immigrant youths from the former Soviet Union. Although the youths came to Israel under the Law of Return, they are among those who identify not as Jews but as ethnic Russians.

Experts say the perpetrators of such acts feel rebuffed and marginalized by Israeli society, so they turn their furor into the same anti-Semitism with which they may have been tormented in their countries of birth.

Zalman Gilichinsky, who immigrated to Israel from Moldova, started a center for victims of anti-Semitic attacks or harassment.

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