Israeli stabbed to death in Toronto by neo-Nazis
An Israeli man living in Toronto was stabbed to death Sunday morning in what his family described as an attack by neo-Nazis, Israel Radio reported. The 49-year-old man was attacked at the entrance to an Israeli-owned King David Pizza restaurant in the city, the radio said.
According to his family, the stabbing was carried out by one of a group of neo-Nazis at the restaurant. His family members, residents of Israel, have requested not to release his name.
Toronto police confirmed that a man who appeared to be Jewish had been killed at the restaurant, but said, however, that an investigation into the motive for the killing had yet to be launched.
Deputy Defense Minister Michael Melchior expressed concern Sunday over a "new type of anti-Semitism," which he said was directed at Israel and Zionism. "What has taken place over the last 4 months has not been seen since World War Two," he told Israel Radio. "There are places with 100 percent growth in anti-Semitism."
"The burning of synagogues and the attacks are only the symptoms," he went on. "The dehumanization of society, which is reinforcing anti-Jewish violence is extremely dangerous and we must fight against anti-Semitism because it is a threat to democracy and fairness in society."
Melchior suggested that people create "coalitions of sanity" to defeat "the coalitions of hate." (Albawaba.com)
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