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Chair of European Jewish Group Welcomes EU Fight Against Antisemitism, Urges Combating Anti-Zionism

In a statement, Rabbi Menachem Margolin, Chairman of the European Jewish Association (EJA), welcomed the Council declaration as ”a significant step forward” but said that ”two vital pieces are missing.”

Dec. 6, 2018

By Yossi Lempkowicz

This article was originally published on JNS.org

BRUSSELS – The Council of the European Union has unanimously approved a declaration of the 28 EU member states on the fight against antisemitism, which calls for the development of a common security approach to better protect Jewish communities and Jewish institutions in Europe following a resurgence of antisemitism on the continent.

In its declaration, the Council acknowledges that Jewish communities in some EU countries feel particularly vulnerable to terrorist attacks, following an increase in violent incidents in recent years. It notes that antisemitic hatred remains widespread, as confirmed by the 2018 Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) report on antisemitism.

Published : Dec 06, 2018

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