FM Levy Protests Russian Anti-Semitism

(Communicated by the Foreign Minister’s Media Adviser)
28 July 1999

Foreign Minister David Levy yesterday evening (Tuesday) 27.7.99, sent a sharp letter of protest to Russian Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov in which he calls for the Russian government to condemn the recent outbreaks of anti-Semitism in Russia.

In July an important activist of the of the "Archifova" Synagogue was stabbed. and there was an attempt to blow up the Habad Synagogue. These events follow on anti-Semitic comments by Russian political figures and publications.

The Foreign Minister calls on his Russian counterpart to take all necessary measures to eliminate anti-Semitism and acts of violence against the Jewish community and its spiritual leaders.