The Anti-Defamation League came out storming defence of convicted anti-Semitic designer John Galliano Wednesday proclaiming the disgraced former Christian Dior head an “atoned” character, following a US daily report featuring an image of him in New York apparently mimicking traditional Hasidic ultra Orthodox Jewish dress.
Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi provoked outcry for defending WWII-era leader and Nazi ally Benito Mussolini for having “done some good” on the sidelines of a Milan event to coincide with International Holocaust Memorial Day Sunday.
The number of anti-Semitic incidents in the world rose worryingly, especially in Western Europe, according to a report by Information and Diaspora Minister Yuli Edelstein which he presented at Sunday's Israeli cabinet meeting.
The Obama administration on Tuesday strongly condemned remarks made by Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi almost three years ago about Jews and urged him to repudiate what it called « unacceptable rhetoric. »