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CCOJB, European Jewish Congress welcome ban  on Brussels anti-Semitic hate-fest
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CCOJB, European Jewish Congress welcome ban on Brussels anti-Semitic hate-fest

The Coordination Committee of Belgian Jewish Organisations (CCOJB) and the European Jewish Congress strongly welcome today’s ban on the anti-Semitic hate gathering in Brussels which was set to feature Belgian MP, Laurent Louis, Dieudonné, the Tribu Ka and Alain Soral, all of whom have utilised anti-Semitic discourse and actions in recent months in France and in Belgium.

« Moral values, the refusal to allow incitement and criminal acts and the fight against anti-Semitism have all been victorious today, as indeed they should be in a democracy, » CCOJB President Maurice Sosnowski said.


Right from the beginning of this sad affair, the CCOJB has obviously acted in daily cooperation with all the public authorities who showed a complete understanding, willingness and availability to deal with this issue under the direction and authority of the Minister of Interior, Joëlle Milquet, who we deeply thank for her determination in preventing this gathering.

The CCOJB also thanks all the mayors of the Brussels’ communes and particularly the Mayor of Anderlecht, Eric Tomas, as well as the governors of Belgian regions, civil society organisations and politicians from across the political spectrum.

The CCOJB, alongside all the Jewish community of Belgium and indeed all democrats, expresses its satisfaction over the fact that this sad affair has been brought to a proper closure.

We stress that our intention was never to restrict the freedom of expression or of the right to gather, but rather to prevent unlawful acts targeting the Jewish community.

Monday, May 05, 2014
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