"Seven European countries, but not yet Belgium, have adopted the IHRA working definition of antisemitism, which distinguishes between the criticism of the Israeli government and the denial of Israel's right to exist", says EJC Executive Vice-President Raya Kalenova.
"The results showed a loss of faith in their governments’ ability to keep them safe, the European Jewish Congress said, causing Jews to feel torn between emigrating and cutting themselves off from their Jewish community."
“This report demonstrates an increasingly intolerable level of pressure and abuse that Jews feel in Europe today,” said EJC President Moshe Kantor, “they feel that despite European leaders’ commitment to combating antisemitism the situation has not improved, in fact it has deteriorated over the last few years.”
"The European Jewish Congress (EJC) said the results showed Jews felt torn between emigrating and cutting themselves off from their Jewish community."
“This declaration is an important step in the fight against antisemitism because it provides a positive and concrete roadmap for the safeguarding of Jewish communities and strengthens the legislative tools for governments to fight hate and intolerance," said EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor.
"This is an unprecedented statement," said EJC President Moshe Kantor. "It is an important step in the fight against antisemitism, as it provides a positive and concrete roadmap for the protection of Jewish communities and strengthens governments' legislative tools to combat hatred and intolerance. "