Thursday, December 9, 2010

Rabbi avoids Tramway Use after Severe Insults

Amsterdam rabbi Raph Evers avoids as much as possible using tramways since he has been severely insulted there recently. As he is a recognizable Jew several Moroccans made remarks such as: “Hamas, Jews to the gas.” The Moroccan conductor had to intervene to stop the songs. Evers says that he takes expressions of hatred into account each time he walks in Amsterdam streets. If a stay a bit outside I am sure that I will meet people who will insult me, spit or call “Jews to the gas.” He added “there are certain neighborhoods in where I do not go at all…in Amsterdam there are no-go areas for Jews.” Yet Evers says “Fleeing solves nothing, but all this indicates how far the Netherlands has come.”

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