Israeli Embassy Expresses Its Concern over Advance of Nazism in Belarus

2006 2006-11-13T10:00:00+0200 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”


Today the Israeli Embassy has made a statement in connection with two anti-Semitic acts of vandalism committed in Minsk. In the end of the last week swastikas and slogans ‘Beat the Jews!’ were painted on the faзade of Israeli informational and cultural center. A swastika was painted on the obelisk in the memorial complex to the Jews who were the Second World War victims, Iama (Pit). Leaflets calling upon a struggle against Judaism and Freemasonry, enemies and traitors of the motherland, were scattered near the obelisk. Leaflets were signed by the front of Arian resistance Belaya Rus.

’We hope that the Belarusian authorities would take most effective measures for detection, detention and punishment of culprits. The Embassy has conveyed information to the Foreign Ministry of Belarus. Israeli Ambassador has asked for an urgent meeting with the deputy foreign minister responsible for our bilateral relations,’ the press-release of the Embassy reads.

The Israeli Embassy also hopes that Belarusian mass media would launch a wide campaign of protest against ‘such occasions which are not tolerable in a civilized democratic society’.