If the neo-Nazi gunman in Halle hadn’t been prevented from entering the synagogue by its robust security system, Germany would have been confronted with the most atrocious act of anti-Semitism on its soil since the Nazi era.
German parliament’s decision to designate the movement, which promotes boycotts against Israel, as anti-Semitic is excellent news; however, it will remain purely symbolic as long as Germany continues funding pro-Palestinian groups with BDS-like policies
Even before the latest tensions began, Israel’s Counter-Terrorism Bureau released its annual spring travel advisory containing a summary of key threats to Israeli citizens and Jews abroad, in addition to recommendations about how to stay safe.
“It just doesn’t stop, it’s shock after shock,” Maurice Dahan, the regional head of the Israelite Central Consistory of France, said after the cemetery attack. “I don’t know how long we are going to carry on. … It makes me feel sick.”