The European Jewish Congress (EJC) on Thursday praised Dutch voters "for rejecting populism and extremism" after Prime Minister Mark Rutte's center-right party beat Geert Wilders far-right one.
“Prime Minister Rutte expressed before the elections that a populist ‘domino effect’ was taking place across the globe,” EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor said. “However, we hope that this electoral victory will begin the reverse, a ‘domino effect’ of mainstream parties pushing back against extremism and populism.”
“With the French and German elections taking place in the coming months, hopefully this result will be an encouraging sign to the mainstream parties in their election campaigns against populists and extremists.” Dr. Kantor continued. "We look forward to joining together with the Prime Minister in the battle against racism, extremism and antisemitism."Friday, March 17, 2017