Saturday, May 15th | 4 Sivan 5781

April 11, 2021 9:43 am

Neo-Nazis Interrupt Yom Hashoah Event Hosted by Israeli Ambassador to Italy

avatar by

Image of neo-Nazis disrupting a virtual Yom Hashoah event hosted by Israel’s ambassador to Italy, April 7, 2021. Photo: Screenshot. – Neo-Nazis disrupted a virtual Yom Hashoah event on Wednesday hosted by Israel’s ambassador to Italy, posting swastikas on the screen for viewers to see.

Israeli Ambassador to Italy Dror Eydar shared a video of the hack on Twitter as it took place live on Zoom during the Holocaust Remembrance Day program, which was watched by viewers in Israel and Italy. The hackers also called out profanities, according to Israel Hayom.

The incident happened just as Eydar was introducing the participants.

Reprimanding the hackers in the background of the video was Professor Milena Centrini, who was appointed last year to be in charge of Italy’s adoption of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance working definition of antisemitism.

Related coverage

May 15, 2021 9:52 am

‘Queen’s Speech’ Outlines Measures to Halt UK Officials from Implementing BDS – Queen Elizabeth II has tasked the government of the United Kingdom with stopping local councils from implementing BDS...

Centrini told the neo-Nazis: “How dare you use this symbol of death?” Eydar then canceled the shared screen option to stop the hacking.

“This proves that there is still antisemitism on the fringes in Europe,” lamented the ambassador.

He quickly added that the majority of Italians do not hold anti-Israel sentiment, and that “there is a great deal of solidarity with us, and as ambassador, I have felt that many have been listening to us.”

Share this Story: Share On Facebook Share On Twitter

Let your voice be heard!

Join the Algemeiner

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.