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Switzerland - Anti-Semitic Poster Shocks Geneva Jews

Published on: July 1, 2011 12:02 PM
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Switzerland - A poster showing a Jewish figure shot by an arrow is spurring outrage in Geneva.

The ad for a Swiss national day party planned for Aug. 1 by the extremist group GNC shows a doll wearing a skullcap and an Israeli flag with an arrow in its forehead, evoking the legend of William Tell, with the slogan, “Save Switzerland: Shoot Straight!” in French.

“This is a call for the murder of Jews,” Jonah Gurfinkel said.

A GNC member said the ad was directed against the Israeli government, not Jews.

Jewish groups say they are considering a lawsuit.


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 Jul 01, 2011 at 12:38 PM cp123 Says:

i'm not surprised. the swiss are generally not only anti-semitic, but anti-american and anti-"anything and anyone not swiss"

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 Jul 01, 2011 at 01:04 PM Anonymous Says:

Time to Boycott Swiss Products!

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 Jul 01, 2011 at 01:15 PM Swiss Says:

The Swiss are not known for their love of foreigners, but with today's rates of immigrants to Switzerland, Jews are no longer the foreigners!

In my opinion, such a poster will not be tolerated by the Swiss populace, even if only by a "show" of outrage....

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 Jul 01, 2011 at 02:03 PM downtoearth Says:

I'm not buying Swiss cheese anymore!!

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 Jul 01, 2011 at 04:47 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #5  
downtoearth Says:

I'm not buying Swiss cheese anymore!!

Chocolate?

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 Jul 01, 2011 at 04:58 PM Butterfly Says:

Agree, boycott all Swis products, chese, chocolate, lace, etc.!! Hit them in the pocket where it hurts!! Tourism also!!

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 Jul 01, 2011 at 05:28 PM bigwheeel Says:

Reply to #5  
downtoearth Says:

I'm not buying Swiss cheese anymore!!

The Swiss cheese that you are buying (Hopefully) is made by Jews. Hence you are boycotting Jews.

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 Jul 01, 2011 at 05:47 PM Anonymous Says:

So save Switzerland...by killin israel? Hmmm. Not directed at Jews. Typical cloaked anti semitism. Millions of Muslims storming Europe and trying to turn it in to an Islamic country and it's the Jews we have to worry about. Amazing.

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 Jul 01, 2011 at 06:06 PM ishbibele Says:

Swiss gold from savage

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 Jul 02, 2011 at 12:40 PM marcia Says:

This was specifically targeting frum Jews, the figure has a yalmaka and payis(sp?).

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 Jul 02, 2011 at 07:36 PM SF2K1 Says:

So basically it's business as normal. Welcome to Europe, where have you been for the past 2000 years?

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 Jul 03, 2011 at 08:02 PM Anonymous Says:

Wow! Anti-semitism! Some people hate Jews!

This is news to whom?

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