Since the Hamas attacks on Israel on October 7, there has been a rise in the number of anti-Semitic incidents all over Europe. Pro-Palestinian demonstrations that call for the extermination of Jews are attended by hundreds of people. Why?
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For a while, it seemed that tensions with Islam in Europe had come to a conclusion. But the war in Israel moved Islam back to the centre of European politics.
German politicians do their utmost to show their solidarity with Israel. However, research shows that only a third of the population shares that opinion.
Bulgaria and Israel share a strong bond. It is not only political, but also spiritual, columnist Vlady Raichinov writes.
Last week, more than 500 police officers raided the "Islamic Centre Hamburg", a large mosque known to be anti-Semitic, as well as 54 of its branches throughout Germany. With this raid, the authorities want to gather the final evidence to ban the community's activities.
Can we still talk about Jewish biscuits? May a shop refuse customers if they support Israel? One thing is sure: anti-Semitism keeps Europe busy.
Under large police protection, Jewish communities across Europe remembered the Kristallnacht on Thursday. “Who would have thought such a thing after that terrible war we experienced.”
Chancellor Olaf Scholz argues that Germany has only one place when it comes to Israel, and that is on the side of the Jewish state. In the German Democratic Republic (GDR), it was completely different.
After the attacks on Israel on October 7, anti-Semitism has risen over Europe. The European Evangelical Alliance believes it is time for action. The plan also contains tips on how to combat anti-Muslim hate.
Jews are generally safe in Hungary, argues Zoltán Radnóti (51), head of rabbis in Budapest. Anti-Semitism is not a significant problem in his country, he believes. "Thanks to President Orbán, Budapest is an island without Muslim fundamentalists in Europe. Pro-Palestinian demonstrations are banned."