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Digital Journal: A Major Milestone in the Fight against Anti-Semitism

After considerable effort on the part of Moshe Kantor and other European Jewish leaders, the European Parliament voted in favour last week of a resolution that establishes an agreed upon definition of anti-Semitism. The resolution adopts the definition established in May 2016 by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) which says that anti-Semitism is: “a certain perception of Jews, which may be expressed as hatred toward Jews. Rhetorical and physical manifestations of anti-Semitism are directed toward Jewish or non-Jewish individuals or their property, toward Jewish community institutions and religious facilities.”

A Monumental Day in the Effort to Protect Jews

Upon adoption of the resolution, Moshe Kantor, President of the European Jewish Congress, said, “This is a monumental day for the fight against hate and the protection of the rights of European Jews.” The Resolution calls upon the 28 member states of the European Union to take all measures to protect their Jewish citizenry, as well as Jewish institutions, from incidences of anti-Semitism, including hate speech and overt acts of violence.  

President of the European Jewish Congress Moshe Kantor praises the EU adoption of a working definition of anti-Semitism, key to ensuring the safety of Jews. 

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Friday, June 30, 2017
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