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I CARE - - Netherlands Sees 'Worrisome' Rise in Antisemitism in Schools

8.5.16

I CARE - - News - Internet Centre Anti Racism Europe: 3/5/2016- An anti-Semitism watchdog warned on Monday about a “worrisome trend” of anti-Semitic incidents at schools in the Netherlands despite an overall drop of incidents on the country’s streets. The Center for Information and Documentation on Israel (CIDI) reported that there were 16 incidents of anti-Semitism in Dutch schools in 2015, the highest recorded number in the country for a decade. One such incident included a non-Jewish woman married to a Moroccan Jew who was pursued and confronted by parents of her daughter’s classmates in her school about her relationship with the Jewish man, the report said. A father of one of the classmates is said to have grabbed her by the throat and called her a “Jew’s whore.”

In reaction to the report, Moshe Kantor, the president of the European Jewish Congress and president of the European Council on Tolerance and Reconciliation, said that European countries must do more to protect Jewish students in their education systems. “Schools should be bastions of security and safe-havens for all students and it is therefore very worrying that the CIDI is reporting an increase in anti-Semitic incidents at schools," he said in a statement to Newsweek. "This is extremely concerning because these people are the future leaders of Holland and if they are being taught to act this way during their educational and formative years this will only bode ill for the future," he added. "I call on all governments around Europe to guarantee the security of Jewish students and impress greater tolerance on Dutch students."


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