Progress in the Struggle Against Anti-Semitism in Europe

(Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs) Michael Whine - Jewish NGOs and international organizations were responsible for two initiatives in 2004 that are intended to define, monitor, and combat anti-Semitism within the European region. The Berlin Declaration of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and the Working Definition of Anti-Semitism of the European Union Monitoring Center on Racism and Xenophobia (EUMC) differ from past initiatives as they allow for monitoring implementation. They recognize that anti-Semitism comes both from traditional sources and from new and different directions, and is frequently a consequence of Middle East tension. Jewish NGOs must continue to press for recognition that anti-Semitism remains deeply embedded in Europe, and that a serious, long-term effort to eradicate it not only benefits Jews but also stabilizes democracy.

2006-01-20 00:00:00

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