36-year-old Manlio Di Stefano, who is the head of the Italian Five Star Movement's Foreign Affairs Committee, has raised a lot of controversy for publishing a comment on his Facebook page against the Italian vote at UNESCO in favor of Israel.
Despite a call by the head of Central Council of Jews in Germany, Josef Schuster, the Franco-German TV network ARTE has refused to broadcast an undercover film on the rise of anti-Semitism in Europe because it is considered ‘‘pro-Israel.
Seventeen French intellectuals, including Alain Finkielkraut, Pascal Bruckner and Michel Onfray, have signed a call published in daily Le Figaro for ''all light to be made'' on the death of Sarah Halimi, an 66-year-old Orthodox Jewish woman found dead at the foot of his building in the Belleville district of Paris.
"Unfortunately, Tariq Ramadan has not been able to reach Italy because of health reasons and therefore in the afternoon he will not be physically present at the presentation of the book ‘The Muslim and Agnostic’, as scheduled in the Erickson Center in Trento."
A British teenager who is the grandson of Holocaust survivors has described how he was beaten and abused by Muslim classmates at a leading school in Berlin because he was Jewish, The Sunday Times reported.