Neo-Nazis disrupted Wednesday’s virtual Yom Hashoah event hosted by the Israeli ambassador to Italy, putting up a swastika on screen for viewers to see.
Israeli Ambassador to Italy Dror Eydar shared a video the current hack on Twitter took place live on Zoom during the Holocaust Remembrance Day program, which was watched by viewers in Israel and Italy. The hackers also said profanity, according to Israel Hayom.
The incident happened just as Eydar introduced the participants.
Chiding the hackers in the background of the video is Professor Milena Centrini, who was appointed last year to be in charge Italian adoption of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance works definition of anti-Semitism.
Centrini told the neo-Nazis: “How dare you use this symbol of death?” Eydar then cancels the shared screen option to stop the hack.
“This proves that there is still anti-Semitism on the margins in Europe,” complained the Ambassador.
He immediately added that the majority of Italians lack anti-Israel sentiments, and that “there is a lot of solidarity with us, and as an ambassador, I feel a lot is listening to us.”
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