SCoJeC Director, Ephraim Borowski, was interviewed on Good Morning
Scotland about the recent terrorist murders in Copenhagen. Expressing "condolences, solidarity, a degree of anger, and
determination that Jewish life in Europe will carry on", he welcomed
the outspoken policy of Scottish authorities to show zero tolerance
for hate crime in general and antisemitism in particular. However,
he also pointed out that some politicians seem reluctant to see the
huge spike in antisemitic incidents last summer for what it was, with
a Members' Motion in the Scottish Parliament expressing concern only
being supported by 12 MSPs, although a more recent motion tabled by John Mason after the Paris attacks has received 37 signatures. Ephraim said that what the recent attacks had shown is that this is not a theoretical question, and called on all
Scottish politicians to be clearer in their condemnation of
antisemitism here in Scotland, but at the same time he emphasised the
resilience of the Scottish Community, saying "If the Community
changes it's way of life, then the terrorists will have won."
Click here to listen to the interview.