A former Israeli tennis
player and her wife have been the victims of an anti-Semitic attack in
their own home in a suburb of Antwerp, Belgium. Police have refused to
accept a complaint against those who made the attack. Ruth Sverdloff, a former
Israeli tennis champion, and her wife, Cindey Meul, moved into an
apartment in Aartselaar, near Antwerp, in the middle of May.
In accordance with the Jewish tradition, they affixed a small mezuzah
on the door of their apartment. They then suffered three weeks of
anti-Semitic insults and harassment from their neighbors, culminating in
Cindey Meul being attacked in the apartment, beaten and left
unconscious with a broken nose.