U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power Issues Warning on Anti-Semitism in Europe

(New York Times) Alison Smale - American UN ambassador Samantha Power warned a conference in Berlin on Thursday that the growing number of anti-Semitic acts in Europe "are not only a threat to the Jewish community, they are a threat to the larger project of European liberalism and pluralism." Power stressed that "rising anti-Semitism is rarely the lone or the last expression of intolerance in a society." Often, she said, it is "the canary in the coal mine." According to a recent survey in the eight European nations where 90% of the continent's Jews live, one in four Jews reported having been subjected to attack.

2014-11-17 00:00:00

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