The JTA (Jewish Telegraphic Agency) website reports today (June 25, 2010) that Jewish leaders are worried about a possible upsurge in anti-Semitism by Muslim youth, as a result of an attack on dancers last week at a Jewish festival in Germany.
A group of children and teens of immigrant backgrounds threw stones at the Chaverim Dancers from Hanover Liberal Congregation on June 19 and shouted "Jews out!" One dancer was injured; the performance was canceled.
The stone throwers were mostly Lebanese, Palestinian, and Iranian origin. Police have identified six suspects in the attack -- five Arab immigrants and one German.
It was the first violent anti-Semitic incident this year in the greater Hanover area that was not committed by neo-Nazis.