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Spanish Jewry fears

by: Ben Simons - Last updated: 2012-11-11

Issac Querub

Issac Querub

The president of the Federation of Jewish Communities in Spain, Issac Querub, has called on his government to take more action against online anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial.

Spanish Jews are calling on their government to take more action against online anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial.

Speaking at a anti-Semitism conference in Barcelona, Issac Querub, president of the Federation of Jewish Communities in Spain (FCJE) which represents the country's 48,000 Jewish population, said amendments need to be made to the country's laws to deal with hate speech on the internet along with incitement to genocide.,

Qerunb also revealed that a survey in 2011 suggested that 1/3 of Spainish students would not like to study with a Jewish partner.  "We are 0.2% of the population and prejudices against Jews still persist in Spain,” he added.

In 2009, Spain's daily newspaper El Mundo was criticised for interviewing British Holocaust denier David Irving by calling him an "expert" on World War II.

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