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Israeli Aid Workers Abused at UN Refugee Camp


A group of American Jewish women were unceremoniously expelled from a refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos last week after suffering anti-Semitic verbal abuse from volunteers with other aid organizations.

The camp is one of many set up by the UN to assist the flood of refugees from Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and Iran. A number of aid organizations are active there, including the Israeli humanitarian group IsraAID.

The young Jewish women in question had traveled from the United States to volunteer with IsraAID, and were wearing the Israeli group’s shirts at the time of the incident.

It started when fellow volunteers working with other organizations began to hurl anti-Semitic and anti-Israel slurs at the Jewish women. At that point, a security guard arrived and, instead of quieting the antagonists, joined in the verbal assault of the Jewish women, demanding


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