Thursday, July 15, 2010

Chief Rabbi: Decoy Jews Won’t Help Fight Anti-Semitism

Chief Rabbi Jacobs, who chairs the Orthodox Rabbinate in the Netherlands, says that police decoys dressed up as ultra-orthodox will not prevent the growth of anti-Semitism in the Netherlands. He added “I recently left my home and from a park a four year old immigrant child pointed his finger at me and shouted ‘Jew, Jew’, and recently during a memorial ceremony, while I was speaking, Dutch youngsters shouted ‘Heil Hitler’”. Jacobs added that he has never visited the Anne Frank Museum in Amsterdam because it encourages the myth that many Dutch hid Jews from the Nazis. Rather he encourages visits to the former Jewish theater in Amsterdam where the Jews were collected, with the help of the Dutch, prior to being sent to extermination camps. Jacobs concluded that education has to play a much larger role in the fight against anti-Semitism.

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