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November 6, 1998
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The debate about Swiss banks’ wartime dealing with the Nazis has fueled a wave of anti-Semitism in the Alpine nation, the country’s human rights watchdog panel said. The Federal Commission Against Racism said in a report that “latent anti-Semitism is again being increasingly expressed in public by word and by deed.” The panel added, “Comments from politicians helped make anti-Semitism socially acceptable.”

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