Netanyahu: Anti-Semitism an ‘epidemic’ that endangers everyone
PM Netanyahu calls on French European leaders to act against anti-Semitism following desecration of French Jewish cemetery.
Prime Minister Netanyahu called anti-Semitism in Europe an “epidemic following reports that a Jewish cemetery in France was desecrated Tuesday.
“What happened today in France is shocking. 80 Jewish graves were desecrated by Nazi symbols by wild anti-Semites,” Netanyahu said in a special statement.
“I call upon all the leaders of France and Europe to come out strongly against anti-Semitism, an epidemic that endangers everyone, not only us, and should be condemned everywhere and every time when it raises its head,” he stated.
Around 80 graves were daubed with swastikas at a Jewish cemetery in eastern France.
The damage was discovered on Tuesday morning at a cemetery in the village of Quatzenheim, close to the border with Germany in the Alsace region, a statement from the regional security office said.