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Quotidiano di informazione – Anno 32 n° 250

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WJC President Hails Football Association’s Punishment of Anelka

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 1 marzo 2014

Ronald S. LauderNEW YORK/BRUSSELS – The World Jewish Congress today hailed English soccer’s ruling body, the Football Association, for suspending and fining West Brom striker Nicolas Anelka for an alleged anti-Semitic gesture he made during a game late last year. “This suspension and fine show without a doubt that anti-Semitic, racist or ethnically derogatory gestures will not be tolerated in European soccer,” said WJC President Ronald S. Lauder. “The use of racist or anti-Semitic gestures or chants by European soccer players and crowds is a serious problem and brings shame on the continent.” The Football Association suspended Anelka for five games and fined him the equivalent of $133,400 for employing the gesture, the “quenelle,” which has been called a kind of reverse Nazi salute. It was made popular by French comic Dieudonne M’bala M’bala, who’s been convicted repeatedly in France of violating hate-speech laws. French authorities recently banned his shows because of their anti-Semitic content. The association cited the quenelle’s ethnic, racial or religious connotations, according to a Bloomberg report. Anelka can appeal.

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WJC Expresses Outrage at Anti-Semitic Incident in Rome

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 30 gennaio 2014

ronaldlauderfrance-020613NEW YORK—The World Jewish Congress today expressed outrage at the anti-Semitic vandalism visited this past weekend on Roman Jewish institutions. Boxes containing severed pigs heads were sent to the Israel embassy in Rome and the city’s main synagogue, and anti-Semitic graffiti appeared on at least one building, even as the city was preparing to observe International Holocaust Remembrance Day today.
“This disgusting and cowardly act shows that the evils of anti-Semitism remain alive in the heart of Western Europe,” said WJC President Ronald S. Lauder. “We are gratified by the outpouring of support for Rome’s Jewish community from Mayor Ignazio Marino and others and the determination of Roman authorities to investigate the incident.”

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