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November 27, 2018

A Future for Jews in Europe: The Resurgence of Antisemitism and the EU's Response

Within living memory of the Holocaust, the remnants of Europe’s Jewish communities have endured a steep rise in antisemitism. Since 2012 alone, at least 14 people have been killed in anti-Jewish violence all over Europe...
January 24, 2017

International Holocaust Remembrance Day

The AJC Transatlantic Institute, in cooperation with the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung and the Israeli Mission to the EU, commemorated for the sixth consecutive year the International Holocaust Remembrance Day at the Academy...
October 06, 2015

Transatlantic Dialogue Luncheon: Online Hate Speech - Do we need an “EU Social Media Police”?

How do we stop hate speech and fear mongering online? With anti-semitism, xenophobia and all-out racism flourishing in the dark allies of the World Wide Web, is it time for the EU to enforce the rules already on the...

Media

07/03/2019

AJC Outraged Over Anti-Semitic Carnival Puppets in Aalst, Urges Belgian Government to React

Brussels – 7 March 2019 – The AJC Transatlantic Institute condemned the anti-Semitic puppets on display on Sunday at a carnival parade in Aalst, Belgium, and called for political consequences for the city’s mayor, Christoph D’Haese, who defended the carnival’s organizers for...

10/12/2018

AJC Urges EU Nations to Act on Dismaying New Anti-Semitism Report

New York – December 10, 2018 – American Jewish Committee (AJC), the global Jewish advocacy organization, is urging concerted initiatives by European governments to confront rising anti-Semitism, following the release today of deeply troubling findings from the EU Agency for...

01/06/2017

AJC Transatlantic Institute Praises European Parliament for Endorsing in Resolution the Working Definition of Antisemitism

Brussels – 1 June 2017 – The AJC Transatlantic Institute praised the European Parliament for adopting with overwhelming support a Resolution on Combatting Antisemitism which endorses the...

30/05/2017

AJC Transatlantic Institute calls on MEPs to vote for the Resolution on Combatting Antisemitism

Brussels – 30 May 2017 - The AJC Transatlantic Institute today called on Members of the European Parliament to vote on Thursday for the Resolution on Combatting Antisemitism, which, in order to be effective, ought to include the...

24/01/2017

Video: EU Commissioner Věra Jourová Endorses the Working Definition of anti-Semitism

EU Commissioner Věra Jourová Endorses the Working Definition of anti-Semitism, which includes 1) Calling for, aiding, or justifying the killing or harming of Jews in the name of a radical ideology. 2) Making dehumanizing, or demonizing allegations about Jews — such as the...

31/05/2016

European Commission Agreement with Social Media Companies on Hate Speech

Brussels – 31 May 2016 – The AJC Transatlantic Institute welcomes the agreement the European Commission reached today with social media companies on combating illegal hate speech. The signatories to this code of conduct commit themselves to accept EU law...

29/06/2015

AJC Transatlantic Institute Welcomes European Parliament Hearing on Anti-Semitism

29 June 2015 – Brussels – The AJC Transatlantic Institute welcomes that the European Parliament’s Civil Liberties Committee today held a hearing on rising anti-Semitism in Europe.
24/07/2014

AJC Transatlantic Institute Calls on European Parliament to Address New Wave of Anti-Semitism

24 July 2014 – Brussels – The AJC Transatlantic Institute calls on Members of the European Parliament to address the new wave of anti-Semitism in the European Union and urges as a first concrete step a public hearing on this issue in Parliament’s Civil Liberties, Justice and...

14/11/2013

Counterpoint: Are Jews Safe in Europe?

Joshua Goodman and Daniel Schwammenthal are joined by Rabbi Andrew Baker, AJC's Director of International Affairs and the OSCE's Personal Representative on Combating Anti-Semitism, to discuss the recent EU survey on Jewish perceptions of anti-Semitism in Europe.

13/11/2013

The New Face of European Anti-Semitism

By Daniel Schwammenthal

The Wall Street Journal Europe

13 November 2013

This past...