How Bad Is It?

SEBASTIEN EROME/EDITING

This synagogue in Lyons is one of several in France that have been vandalized in the recent eruption of anti-Semitic incidence in that country

In Berlin, a leading politician from the opposition Free Democratic Party (FDP) had to apologize for remarks that German Jewish leader Paul Spiegel called the "worst insult" against German Jews since World War II. In Amsterdam, Gretta Duisenberg, the wife of European Central Bank President Wim Duisenberg, blamed "rich American Jews" for Palestinian suffering. Across France, dozens of Jewish cemeteries and synagogues have been firebombed and desecrated. And in Moscow, a Russian motorist took it upon herself to remove an anti-Semitic placard along one of the city's busiest highways ? only to have the booby-trapped sign blow up in her face....

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