The Simon Wiesenthal Centre has denounced the signing of a cooperation agreement in sports between the Palestinian Authority and Germany because it was signed by Jibril Rajoub, the president of the Supreme Council for Sport and Youth Affairs in the Palestinian Authority, who is known for his outspoken support for Palestinian terror attacks against Israelis.
Crif, the umbrella represenative group of Jewish institutions in France, welcomed the decline in racist and anti-Semitic acts in 2016 in the country but called for vigilance against the new faces of hatred.
The terrorists who attacked Brussels airport last year targeted Jews and passengers travelling to the United States, according to reports on the Belgian-led investigation. They were ‘’obsessed’’ with targeting Israeli passengers, the reports said.
Anti-Semitism globally increased in 2016, particularly in Germany, Britain and the United States, according to a report published by the Israeli Diaspora Affairs Ministry ahead of this week’s International Holocaust Remembrance Day.