"Terrorism is terrorism is terrorism, whether it takes place in Barcelona, Paris, Istanbul or Jerusalem,’’ wrote Israeli President Reuven Rivlin in a letter of condolence to King Felipe VI of Spain following the deadly terror attack in Barcelona.
“Barcelona is a city where Jews have been living for one hundred years and of which they are proud. We Jews will not leave our city,” a spokesman for the local Jewish community told The Times of Israel.
‘’This evening we again saw that terror strikes everywhere, the civilized world must fight it together in order to defeat,’’ said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a first statement on the terror attack in the Spanish city which claimed the lives of at least 13 people and injured more than 100.
‘’When Neo-Nazis march in Charlottesville and scream slogans against Jews and in support of white supremacy, the condemnation has to be unambiguous. There aren’t two sides,’’ said Yair Lapid, leader of Yesh Atid party, in response to US President Donald Trump’s Trump statements that “there's blame on both sides” for Saturday night’s demonstration in Charlottesville.
In the aftermath of the events in Charlotesville where neo-Nazis groups demonstrated, shouting anti-Semitic slogans and waving Nazi flags and symbols, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin conveyed his support and solidarity to the American Jewish community, in a letter sent to the leader of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations.
A plaque honoring French Nazi collaborator Philippe Petain in New York has been removed by order of the city's Mayor Bill de Blasio. Pétain was a hero French general in World War One, but then became a Nazi collaborator.