Israel Warned of Global Repercussions Against Jews

World Jewish Congress leaders from the US and Europe met Sunday with Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and others Israeli officials for "marathon consultations" following a sharp rise in anti-Semitism in the Diaspora sparked by the military conflagration in Lebanon.

In a press release, the WJC stated that "the war in Lebanon is affecting Jewish communities worldwide. According to data collected over recent weeks in the offices of the WJC, it appears that a drastic deterioration has occurred in the security of dozens of small Jewish communities around the world.

"Additionally, heads of Jewish communities have recently alerted leaders of the WJC to a new wave of anti-Semitic incidents around the world, making it apparent that many Jews feel insecure, isolated and abandoned."

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