NO ANTI-SEMITISM IN RUSSIA

Israeli President Moshe Katzav has expressed concern that anti-Semitism is becoming a more and more frequent occurence in a number of countries, ITAR-TASS reports. On Tuesday, Mr. Katzav forwarded letters to leaders of those countries where, in his view, anti-Jewish incidents had lately took place and urged to “unequivocally condemn the happenings reminiscent of the most dismal periods in human history.” Among the addressees are France, Belgium, Germany, Netherlands, Great Britain, USA, Canada, Australia and Uzbekistan. Interestingly, Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus are not included in this addressee list. The other day, the World Jewish Congress’s Secretary General Israel Singer said that “over the past two weeks more synagogues suffered as a result of vandalism that in the Nazi times in Europe.”