Anti Jewish salute (quenelle) in Brussels

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The leader of “Debout Les Belges!,” far-right lawmaker Laurent Louis (C) perform the ‘quenelle’ gesture ahead of the anti-Semitic congress, “First European Conference of Dissidence”, organised by Chamber member Laurent Louis in Anderlecht, outside Brussels.

I continually monitor European response to Jews living in various European cities, and what I am seeing is not good.  Hatred of Jews is on the rise in Europe.  Seventy years after the Holocaust, Jews no longer feel safe.  Anti-Semitism in Western Europe is “the worst since World War II”, according to the international Jewish Agency.

After the fight in Gaza—this past summer, anti-Semites across Europe started attacking the continent’s Jews under the pretext of protesting Israel’s politics. The Gaza war is over but the attacks continue. The hard truth is life is not going to get better for Jews living in Europe. High unemployment, the result of economic recession, and the continued arrival of hundreds and thousands of Muslim immigrants from Africa and the Middle East can only mean the continued persecution of shrinking Jewish communities in France, Belgium the Netherlands and Sweden.

The rise of anti-Semitism in Europe, along with the success of European fascist parties (France’s National Front, Greece’s neo-fascist Golden Dawn party, Hungary’s Jobbik Party, among others) in the recent European parliamentary elections, has provoked European Jews to leave the continent –where Six Million European Jews were murdered during WWII.

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Nearly a third of European Jews now consider emigration because they do not feel safe in their home country.  Europe’s Jews are now heading to Israel, London, the United States, and Canada

Here are some of the latest incidents of anti-Jewish hatred:

A senior Jobbik MP (Hungary), called for a list to be made of Hungarian Jews, especially those working in Parliament or for the government, as Jews posed a “national security risk”
Malmo, Sweden’s third-largest city, is one of the most unsettling places in Europe for Jews. Anti-Semitic attacks have tripled.
In recent months eight synagogues in France have been attacked.
This summer, chants of “Heil Hitler” and “Oh Jew, you will die” could be heard from an Algerian crowd in London.
Anti-Semitic attacks nearly doubled in France in the first seven months of 2014.  France’s Jewish population is the third largest in the world after Israel and the United States.

Across Europe Jewish communities are investing in security infrastructure and boosting protection.

Jewish hatred will gain momentum, cresting as Christ returns to bring the nations of the world, including the Jewish people, to repentance.

Regarding Jesus Christ and the Jews at the very end time, Zechariah says of the people of Judah, “Yes, they will mourn for Him as one mourns for his only son, and grieve for Him as one grieves for a firstborn.” They will finally realize what God meant through David in prophesying, “They pierced My hands and My feet” (Psalm 22:16)—that is, the nailing of the Messiah to the cross as part of His atoning suffering and death. They will at last recognize that Jesus Christ was indeed the true Messiah—that the very One they worshipped as God was made flesh and that His flesh was pierced with scourge, thorns, nails and spear for the sake of their sins and those of all humanity.

Zechariah 12:10: “Then I will pour out a spirit of grace and prayer on the house of David and the residents of Jerusalem, and they will look at Me whom they pierced. They will mourn for Him as one mourns for an only child and weep bitterly for Him as one weeps for a firstborn”.

Steven LeBlanc

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