Anti-Semitism Menace in Europe


May 27, 2014 - New York – The AJC weekly radio messages are broadcast on the CBS radio network, before The Osgood File. All AJC radio commentaries since 2001 are available at www.ajc.org/radiocommentary.

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Jews in Europe face more bad news.

On Saturday, four people, ages 23, 24, 53 and 54, were killed at the Jewish Museum in Brussels.

The next day, two brothers near a synagogue outside Paris were viciously beaten.

Meanwhile, Europeans voted in the European Parliament elections.

Angry with the status quo, some supported openly anti-Semitic, neo-Nazi parties.

The idea that such parties will sit in the European Parliament is frightening.

These are only the most recent signs of a growing trend that AJC has been calling attention to since 2000.

The anti-Semitism comes from three main sources:
  • the neo-Nazi, Holocaust-denying extreme right;
  • the Israel-has-no-right-to-exist extreme left;
  • and the Jew-hating and Israel-hating radical Islamists.

European governments must do more to confront this growing menace.

And those of us who care must speak out.

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This is David Harris of AJC.