A violent neo-Nazi group that plans to march near the synagogue of Gothenburg, the second largest city of Sweden, on Yom Kippur, the holiest day of Judaism, already paraded on Sunday through the city streets.
Jaroslaw Kaczynski, leader of Poland's governing Conservative Law and Justice (PiS) party, has denounced anti-Semitism and hailed Israel during a ceremony honoring Poles who rescued Jews during the Holocaust.
‘’We must all work together to stop the attacks on Israel’s legitimacy,’’ said Israeli President Reuven Rivlin as he hosted a Rosh Hashanah reception for foreign ambassadors and members of the diplomatic corps serving in Israel.
“We forcefully condemn those who seek to incite anti-Semitism, or to spread any form of slander and hate, and I will ensure we protect Jewish communities, and all communities, that face threats to their safety,” said US President Donald Trump in a conference call with Jewih leaders and rabbis ahead of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year.
The Community Security Trust (CST), the group responsible for the security of the Jewish community in the UK, has warned the community to be on its guard following a bomb attack on a commuter train at Parsons Green in west London on Friday morning.
Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has refused a request from his Swedish counterpart Stefan Löfven to meet at the United Nations General Assembly in New York because Sweden’s recognition of a Palestinian state , the Israeli media reported.
Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair expressed optimism that the new leadership emerging in the Middle East among the Sunni states could create new alliances in the region, new opportunities and positive long term change.