Rallies Protesting Anti-Semitism Held Across Europe


ACCOUNTS of anti-Semitism have risen throughout Europe in the wake of the ongoing Gaza conflict, illustrating a disturbing trend that some say is the worst since the Nazi era.

In the face of synagogue attacks, incendiary graffiti and hateful slogans, thousands have risen up in cities around Europe to protest anti-Semitism and demand swift legal action against perpetrators — calling for governments to “prosecute hate before it’s too late.”.

On August 31 three rallies protesting anti-Semitism took place in three major European cities.

More than 3,000 demonstrators congregated outside City Hall in Frankfurt under the banner “Stand up! Never again anti-Semitism.” Hundreds of representatives from the Kurdish-Israeli Friendship Association also attended, JTA reports, and Kurdish and Israeli flags could be seen flying side by side at the event.

The Frankfurt rally will be followed by a national demonstration in Berlin on September 14 with scheduled speakers German Federal President Joachim Gauck, Chancellor Angela Merkel and World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder.

In London some 4,500 protestors convened Royal Courts of Justice with the same message: “We demand zero tolerance of anti-Semitism.”

In Stockholm roughly 1,000 people turned out to protest anti-Semitism with a Kippah Walk, reportedly attended by leaders from all of Sweden’s major political parties. .



50 thoughts on “Rallies Protesting Anti-Semitism Held Across Europe

  1. Isn’t there a quiote about those who don’t remember history being doomed to repeat it. it’s good to see that some history will be remembered.


      • Hey Dom,

        Yep but Hamas and the like seem to be repeating that history over and over again. When will they learn do you think ?


      • Can the continuously ‘Normal’ be called a ‘Repetition’?
        Nobody measures the ocean in drops.


      • Yes the Palestinians should just lay down and die.

        “The Palestinians should all be deported. The people who strive for this (the Israeli government) are waiting only for the right man and the right time. Two years ago, only 7 or 8 per cent of Israelis were of the opinion that this would be the best solution, two months ago it was 33 per cent, and now, according to a Gallup poll, the figure is 44 percent.”

        Creveld said he was sure that Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon wanted to deport the Palestinians.

        “I think it’s quite possible that he wants to do that. He wants to escalate the conflict. He knows that nothing else we do will succeed.”

        Asked if he was worried about Israel becoming a rogue state if it carried out a genocidal deportation against Palestinians, Creveld quoted former Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Dayan who said “Israel must be like a mad dog, too dangerous to bother.”

        Creveld argued that Israel wouldn’t care much about becoming a rogue state.

        “Our armed forces are not the thirtieth strongest in the world, but rather the second or third. We have the capability to take the world down with us. And I can assure you that this will happen before Israel goes under.”



      • Hey Dom,

        And at one stage Brittan was the most powerful empire in the world.
        But that stop Ghandi

        But Hamas seems about as smart as the Wile E Coyote. How long you reckon before they have the brilliant idea of lobbing a few rockets into Israel again ?


      • Yeah Dom because lobbing those rockets into Israel has been so effective in the past. I mean look at what they’ve been able to achieve for the Palestinian cause so far.


      • Hey Dom,

        There’s an old chestnut about insanity being doing the same thing and expecting different results. OR if what you’re doing ins’t working do something different.

        So why should Hamas expect different results if they keep doing the same old thing.


  2. OH WOW!!!
    Somewhat fewer than 10,000 protesters out of a total population approaching 1,000,000,000
    That’s a smaller proportion than the drunks in Upper Kalgoorlie on Friday night.
    …or even Sunday morning!


      • Prayer is a really good idea. The best we can do. When you have a country that states it could destroy all Europe cities with its nukes if they step in to stop the genocide then it will probably not end well. God will sort it out when the time comes.


        It is fairly astonishing though when you sit back and look at it. Other countries have high sanctions put on them if they come close to getting nuclear weapons and Israel has confirmed it has it nukes pointed at European cities and not a whimper is heard.They call NATO in Indonesia. No Action Talk Only


      • Hey Bryan

        RE the prayer for a peaceful solution.

        1) Do you think that it hasn’t been tried before ?
        2) If it has been tried before why hasn’t it worked already ?
        3) If it has been tried before and not worked why should it work now?


      • Hi Bryan,

        Thanks for that. A couple of follow ups if that’s ok.

        1) Why patience I would have thought that people would pray for a peaceful solution to happen as quickly as possible? Implied if not directly stated.

        2) Why n/a ?


      • hm….”The question is should be tolerate anti-Semitism and hatred. The answer is “NO””.
        Then the question becomes:- Why not?


    • I agree, Dom, but it should be a peaceful end to their influence – I don’t know how, but miracles do happen as we’ve seen in other world trouble spots.

      So I agree more so with Bryan!


    • For all the words ( and these ultra-jews have their own personal-gain motives), the fact is that it’s impossible to separate judaism from zionism and vice-versa.
      One can’t exist without the other.


      • Stop trying to obscure the subject in your tricky jesuit style.
        I DIDN’T say Judaism and zionism were the same.
        …and why did you not post my other question? Too hard to find an answer you require?


      • Dabs yousaid it’s impossible to separate judaism from zionism and vice-versa.

        I’m saying No you’re wrong. I didn’t post your other question because it was racist and objectionable. We’ve been through this before mate.


      • waffle waffle waffle…. What’s THAT “Pacifists also don’t fight wars. And few- if any – are pretend anarchists.” got to do with the issue to hand?

        One could just as irrelevantly posit that pacifism is a copout for cowardice.


      • A bird on the wing is NOT “the same” as a wing on a bird; but in both cases the bird and the wing are inseparable. I can only assume ~ given your previous job ~ that you’re being deliberately obstructionist.

        Without judaism the very idea of zionism is meaningless; and without zionism there can be no judaism. The one defines the other, and they were born joined at the hip (for sound political reasons) in Exodus, Deuteronomy and Numbers. Moses, yet another war criminal/committer of crimes against humanity, was the midwife if not the mother.

        I have no doubt you didn’t post my other question because it shot holes in your evangelical ~ not to say bigoted ~ dogma.
        If you publish indignant long-winded essays about the hatred for jews shared by a multitude of other cultures/majority of people, and insinuate that a rally by a handful of young people is significant, then it’s perfectly legitimate that the relevant broader issues may be raised and the challenging questions asked.
        Unfortunately sauce for the goose is not sauce for the gander if the goose owns the blog.


      • Well, you make it clear what qualifies you as a christian:- arrogance, bigotry, and ignorance. Censorship:- making false and damaging statements without a right of reply are the hallmarks of a fascism.
        You show the ISIS crowd in a good light.


      • But Dabs, Zionism could be cut away from Judaism, and Judaism would still function just as well if not better. As many Jewish precepts were cut away in the early Christian church, leaving what is now a huge world-wide belief system.

        Christianity has many sects, and if one were cut away the remaining body might not be much affected at all. Is not Zionism a sect of Judaism, and the same would apply?

        Or am I wrong?


  3. The land called Palestine was wrecked and mainly abandoned for some time, and rehabilitation and the return of people didn’t start until the 1800s, “Original” inhabitants have been there only about as long as white settlement in Australia. If the Palestinians are to be evicted on the grounds they don;t really belong there, so should all non-Aboriginal Australians be ‘sent home.’ You might see that as unthinkable, that the Palestinians have just as much right there as most Australians have here.

    Neither do most Israelis have a claim to the land on the grounds of being ‘Abraham’s seed’, as many are not genetically so, yet the right can be seen to be sanctioned.,

    I don’t know or care to try to judge who is in the right. I do know that humans should not treat humans the way either lot of extremists treat each other, and I know there are many from both sides who want only humanitarianism. I wonder if the anti-Seminites and those protesting against them realise that it is the extremist factions who can fairly be blamed.


    • While Europe was at its anti Semitic height, Palestinian and Israel neighbours were baby sitting each others babies. Palestinians were trusted with a Jewish family most prize possession.

      Paying for the sins of others is not justice and makes no real sense.


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