AP: Forum architect calls for halt to antisemitism

The chief architect of the World Holocaust Forum has called on assembled global leaders to work together to halt a rise in global antisemitism.

“Who could imagine that just 75 years after the Holocaust, Jews would again be afraid to walk the streets of Europe wearing Jewish symbols?” said Moshe Kantor, president of the European Jewish Congress.

“Who would have imagined that synagogues would be attacked again and cemeteries desecrated and even destroyed on a regular basis?”

Kantor called Thursday for countries to better educate their populations about the dangers of antisemitism and racism, and for to pass and enforce legislation against hate crimes.

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Kantor Center Antisemitism Worldwide Report 2019 – The Coronavirus Crisis is Reviving ‘Blood Libels’ Against Jews

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