Tag: Anti-Semitism

European Parliament passes resolutions condemning Palestinian failure to stop hate in school textbooks

European Parliament passes resolutions condemning Palestinian failure to stop hate in school textbooks

| May 18, 2020

The resolutions were adopted as amendments by the European Parliament’s Committee on Budgetary Control by MEPs across the EU political spectrum including members of the three largest political groups, the Center-Right European People’s Party (EPP), the left leaning Socialists and Democrats (S&D) and the liberal Renew Europe (RE) party. The resolutions were passed by over […]

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New leader of Britain’s Labour Party vows to wipe out the ‘stain’ of #Antisemitism from the party

New leader of Britain’s Labour Party vows to wipe out the ‘stain’ of #Antisemitism from the party

| April 7, 2020

Keir Starmer, new leader of the British Labour Party The Labour Party is being investigated by the Equality and Human Rights Commission over claims of institutional antisemitism. It is due to issue its report this year, writes Yossi Lempkowicz.  The 57-year-old Keir Starmer (pictured) made a fulsome apology to British Jews as he was confirmed […]

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‘Never again’ means standing up for #Israel

‘Never again’ means standing up for #Israel

| March 8, 2020

Standing up to contemporary anti-Semitism is no easy thing, as it means taking up arms in the war being fought over Israel’s legitimacy. This is a fight to the death against the mortal enemy of the Jewish people—one in which the casualties are all too real. It cannot be fought with pleasantries. Beautiful speeches notwithstanding, […]

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#AalstCarnaval – European Commission says images like this should not be on our streets 75 years after the Shoah 

#AalstCarnaval – European Commission says images like this should not be on our streets 75 years after the Shoah 

| February 24, 2020

The Aalst Carnaval (23 February) parade has caused widespread offence with participants dressed as Nazi SS officers, Orthodox Jews depicted as insects and a ‘wailing wall’ for those who want to criticize the event, writes Catherine Feore.  The three-day carnival before the start of Lent begins with a parade prepared by local inhabitants.  The festival has a tradition of mocking world events […]

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Between hope and fear: Future of #Jewish communities in Europe

Between hope and fear: Future of #Jewish communities in Europe

| September 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

Anti-Semitism continues to be a problem in Europe with every fifth Jew having experienced verbal or physical violence. On 27 September MEPs and representatives from Jewish communities gathered in the European Parliament to debate anti-Semitism and the future of Jews in Europe. “Jewish friends and neighbors, we stand with you against those who spread hatred,” […]

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Schulz in Auschwitz: ‘We have come together here to keep the memory alive’

Schulz in Auschwitz: ‘We have come together here to keep the memory alive’

Martin Schulz paid tribute to young people during a visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau: “You have brought hope into this dark place that together we can and will fight the return of anti-Semitism and racism, intolerance, and ultra-nationalism every step of the way.” The Parliament President was talking to them as part of the ”Train 1,000 to […]

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Socialists and Democrats strongly condemn anti-Semitic attacks by Jobbik Party in Hungary

Socialists and Democrats strongly condemn anti-Semitic attacks by Jobbik Party in Hungary

On 18 March, Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament condemned constant attacks and insults against the Jewish community in Hungary, following reports that a representative of the far-right Jobbik Party spat on a well-known Jewish historical monument in Budapest. He then sent an email with anti-Semitic messages to his friends, which spread through social […]

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