Russia. In the Sennoy street, where the Kostroma synagogue is located, unknown persons drew lots of anti-Semitic graffiti like "Jews to ghetto", "Russia without Jews!" and swastikas. Activists of the city Jewish community addressed to local law enforcement agencies regarding this unpleasant incident, far from the first one.
In 2001, on the day of Ava 9, somebody attempted to set the building on fire. In November there were some attempts to attack the building. In April 2002, strangers daubed offensive signs on the synagogue wall, an attempt to attack the synagogue building and Jews praying in there was prevented. All these incidents led to undertaking measures in order to secure the synagogue and the property of Jewish community. The city Jewish community received a significant assistance in this from OKSJ, Maryland brotherhood community (Washington, USA).
USA. Linda Linde, a Jewish candidate balloting for the Republican Party to the Hawaii state governor post, has received letters of anti-Semitic content with threats of murder and post cards with swastikas. One of the post cards ran: "Go home! A Jew has nothing to do in our country! Out, evil brood!"
Linde also received anti-Semitic letters and phone calls during the previous election campaign in 1998, but in less amount, - noted a press secretary of the candidate' election campaign.
Simon Vizental Center addressed UN with the request to condemn an anti-Semitic book wrote by Syria's Minister of Defense. The book, having become a bestseller in the Arab world, blames Jews of ritual murders of Christians and using their blood while baking matzos for Pesakh. "USA and UN Security Council should not stay aside when one of states - UN SC members loses the UN prestige and lets a member of its highest political leadership propagandize dirty anti-Semitic lies", - stated Rabbi Martin Khier, one of the Center leaders, in his letter to UN.
At present Syria is not a permanent member of UN Security Council.
Russia. A placard with an anti-Semitic slogan was discovered in the Sergiev-Posad district near Moscow in the morning of October 28.
This is the fifteenth similar case. The last placard of extremist content was found September 9 near Rostov-na-Donu. The first placard with an anti-Semitic sign was found on May 27on the Kiev highway by a Muscovite Tatyana Sapunova. The explosive went off and the woman got injuries. Then the whole wave of cases with anti-Semitic placards "swept over" the country - from the Far East to Central Russia.