Even though international Jewish banking institutions control most of Swiss banks – Israelis have alway blamed some Swiss politicians and country’s banks for being anti-Semitic to squeeze more money out of Swiss taxpayers.
A few years ago, Carlo Jagmetti, Switzerland’s ambassador to the United States was forced to resign under pressure from international Jewish lobby groups for suggesting to run a campaign to debunk anti-Swiss lies by the World Jewish Congress and Sen. Alfonse D’Amato (R-N.Y.) Jewish and US government officials.
Abraham Foxman, national director of the Anti-Defamation League visited Switzerland and convinced Swiss government officials to set up a fund to begin compensating Holocaust victims and their heirs whose assets vanished into the Swiss banking system half a century ago.
In January 2012, it was Freedom Party leader Heinz-Christian Strache and his associate Klaus Nittmann’s the new Jews rant which angered Jewish groups. Last month Switzerland-based weekly magazine L’Hebdo, published an article accusing Jewish tourists cutting holes in hotels’ bedsheets as their Jewish customs.
Israeli daily Ha’aretz has quoted two Israeli Jews saying, ‘enough is enough’. They’re planning to sue Swiss banks, the Union Bank and Credit Suisse – and the Swiss government for $260 million – for allegedly refusing to return money and valueables deposited by their rich parents before WW II.
The plaintiffs say they intend to file the lawsuit next week in US court, under a US law enabling them to sue foreign states in matters pertaining to the Holocaust.
Jewish organizations claim Swiss banks hold up to $7 billion in assets belonging to Jews killed in the Holocaust. But the Swiss banks say initial searches of their archives have found only $32 million in unclaimed assets.