IsraAid women helping Syrians at Lesbos suffer antisemitic verbal abuse from other volunteers & security guard

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Susan Sarandon with IsraAID team helping refugees reaching the shores of Lesbos. Source: IsraAID: The Israel Forum for International Humanitarian Aid (facebook)

Update, 2/1/2016: The accuracy of the article below is contested. See also this post.

Via Israel Today [h/t The New Antisemite]

Sunday, December 27, 2015 |  Yossi Aloni

A group of American Jewish women were unceremoniously expelled from a refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos last week after suffering anti-Semitic verbal abuse from volunteers with other aid organizations.
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It started when fellow volunteers working with other organizations began to hurl anti-Semitic and anti-Israel slurs at the Jewish women. At that point, a security guard arrived and, instead of quieting the antagonists, joined in the verbal assault of the Jewish women, demanding they leave the camp.

“The situation quickly deteriorated. The guard…yelled at me and said there was no place here for people like me,” said one of the women. “‘Like me?’ I asked. ‘You mean Israeli? But I’m an American Jew.’ The guard replied by insisting that we [Jews] are all the same – murderers. He then threatened to arrest us if we didn’t leave the camp.”

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