Swiss hotel under fire over signs directed at Jewish guests

One sign posted at the hotel asked Jewish guests to shower before using the swimming pool

Swiss hotel under fire over signs directed at Jewish guests

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A hotel in Switzerland has come under fire from Israeli government officials after it posted signs asking Jewish guests to shower before swimming.

Israeli media shared images of the signs, which are reported to have been posted at the Paradies apartment hotel in the eastern village of Arosa.

On sign was directed at Jewish guests - "women, men and children" - asking them to shower before using the swimming pool.

It added: "If you break the rules, I'm forced to [close] the swimming pool for you."

According to the Times of Israel, a separate sign directed at Jewish guests read: "You may access the refrigerator only in the following hours: 10:00-11:00 and 16:30-17:30.

"I hope you understand that our team does not like being disturbed all the time."

AFP notes that the hotel in question has grown popular with orthodox Jewish guests for accommodating them with additional allowances such as freezer space and access for kosher food.

On Twitter, Tzipi Hotovely - Israel's deputy foreign minister - said she had contacted the ambassador in Switzerland over the matter.

In comments quoted by AFP, the deputy minister described the signs as “an anti-Semitic act of the worst and ugliest kind”.

The hotel is now said to have removed the signs, saying the matter was a misunderstanding and there was no anti-Semitic intent.