President Calls for New Measures Against Anti-Semitism

March 30, 2005

Source: Haaretz

Wire Service: AP

On March 30, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "Serbia-Montenegro's president has called for new legal measures against anti-Semitism in the Balkan country. Svetozar Marovic met with the Israeli ambassador to Belgrade, Yafa Ben Ari, and issued the statement yesterday proposing 'new legislative initiatives to prevent anti-Semitic incidents.' Earlier this month, hate messages appeared in the capital against Serbia's dwindling Jewish community, two pro-Western human rights groups and a liberal broadcaster. The posters and graffiti were signed by a previously unknown group calling itself National Order. Serbian police have arrested three suspects in connection with the recent anti-Semitic incidents, which also were strongly condemned by government officials, leaders of the dominant Serbian Orthodox Church and other key institutions."