posted on Jan, 25 2005 @ 09:38 PM
The Israeli embassy in Moscow has called on the Russian authorities to respond toughly to all acts of anti-Semitism and xenophobia.
It follows a letter signed by members of the Russian parliament calling on the authorities to close down Jewish organisations across Russia.
The letter - since withdrawn - accused Jewish groups of fomenting ethnic hatred and fuelling anti-Semitism.
It was published by the Rus Pravoslavnaya nationalist newspaper.
The newspaper claims that the letter was signed by 500 academics and intellectuals and by 19 members of Russia's lower house of parliament, the
It called for Jewish organisations to be investigated and closed down, condemning Judaism as anti-Christian, even linking the religion to ritual
Excuse me,but did'nt the Russian's get to their rescue first in awshuitz..how could you call your saviour a xenophobe,it would be like the Iraqi's
turn and call the Americans ,Dictartors..now that's debatable right ! ..emm