More than 30 tombstones were knocked down and broken in a Jewish cemetery in Manchester, England. These acts of vandalism occurred after two other reports of similar degradations on 22 tombs on May 7th and 14th 2018.

“This is a revolting act of anti-semitism which we take very seriously. I believe that it was a deliberate and targeted attack, and there is no place for such odious behaviour in our communities”, declared the representative of the police Wasim Chaudhry. 

B’nai B’rith Europe denounces this antisemitic action et demands from the government of the United Kingdom that everything should be done as soon as possible in order to arrest the authors of this odious act and judge them according to the horror of their action.

More than ever, the mobilisation and the attention of the governments must reflect the needed actions against the spread of antisemitic hate speech and the increase of antisemitic acts towards the Jewish people in Europe. 

B’nai B’rith Europe President Serge Dahan, outraged, condemns with anger and emotion this horrendous acte and insult to the memory. President Dahan shares a fraternal thought and supports the families who come to mourn on their friends and relatives’ tombstones in the Jewish cemetery of Urmston.