Tzipi Livni said that we “must not let there be a place in the free world for Nazi flags or Ku Klux Klan masks or ugly signs in hotels directed at Jews only.”
Livni should remember that it was not a Nazi or a Klansman, but a Muslim student at Harvard, Husam El-Qoulaq, who asked her why she was so “smelly.” And in Arosa, this sign asking Jewish guests to shower before swimming was much more likely to have been put up because of Muslim guests at the hotel, not Nazi or KKK guests.
“O you who have believed, indeed the polytheists are unclean” (Qur’an 9:28). Jews are included in this because “the Jews say, ‘Ezra is the son of Allah'” (Qur’an 9:30)
“Sign at Swiss hotel directed to ‘Jewish guests’ draws anger,” Associated Press, August 15, 2017:
Switzerland’s tourism office on Tuesday decried an “unfortunate” incident in which a small Alpine hotel posted a sign asking “Jewish guests” to shower before swimming in the hotel pool.
The Simon Wiesenthal Center demanded the closure of the Paradies Arosa hotel in the eastern town of Arosa, and issued a statement on Tuesday calling on “the broader Jewish community and their Gentile friends to blacklist this horrific hotel.” On Twitter, Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely called for “justice” against the hotel’s management.
Officials said the hotel had apologized for the incident and taken the sign down.
Swiss Tourism spokesman Markus Berger called the sign unacceptable, adding: “It always needs to stay in perspective: This is one unfortunate incident.”
Under “To our Jewish Guests,” the sign read: “Please take a shower before you go swimming. If you break the rules, I am forced to cloes (sic) the swimming pool for you. Thank you for your understanding.”
Tzipi Livni, a former Israeli foreign minister, posted an image of the sign on her Facebook page and wrote that “there can be no tolerance and no indifference” to anti-Semitism and racism, in comments that also alluded also to violence around a white supremacist rally in Virginia in the United States.
We “must not let there be a place in the free world for Nazi flags or Ku Klux Klan masks or ugly signs in hotels directed at Jews only,” she wrote. “We cannot allow acts of hate against Jews around the world to become normal.”…