Swiss hotel owner accused of anti-Semitism

The woman has since said she 'used the wrong words'

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A hotel in the Swiss Alps is facing allegations of anti-Semitism after a Jewish family who stayed there spoke out about signs specifically addressed to its Jewish guests.

The images have gone viral and show one sign that reads: "To our Jewish guests. Please take a shower before you go swimming and although after swimming.

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"If you break the rules, I'm forced to close the swimming pool for you."

The owner of the apartment house, Ruth Thomann, has dismissed claims of anti-semitism and said: "I used the wrong words."

She explained her reasoning behind the swimming pool sign, saying: "Some of these guests went swimming with clothes on, with t-shirts, and didn't take a shower.

The Telegraph reported that Israel has launched a formal complaint with the Swiss Foreign Ministry over the signs.

Meanwhile the Israeli deputy foreign minister has been quoted saying: "It is an anti-Semitic act of the worst and ugliest kind."

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