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Anti-Semitism

Combating Anti-Semitism and all Forms of Bigotry.

Within living memory of the Holocaust, the remnants of Europe’s Jewish communities have endured a steep rise in anti-Semitism. Since 2012 alone, at least 14 people have been killed in anti-Jewish violence in the EU. The numbers of European Jews emigrating to Israel or the United States has also increased significantly.

 

AJC Strategy Conference on Combating Anti-Semitism

The AJC Transatlantic Institute, together with AJC offices in Berlin, Paris, Rome and Warsaw, works together with EU officials, policy makers and civil society to expose and combat anti-Semitism. In 2015 the AJC Transatlantic Institute hosted in Brussels the ground-breaking conference “A Defining Moment for Europe,” where it presented an action plan for European governments to address the intensifying crisis of anti-Semitism.

 

Identifying Anti-Semitism – The Working Definition of Anti-Semitism

In order to effectively confront anti-Semitism, we must first define it. In June 2016, the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA), which includes 25 of the EU’s 28 Member States, adopted the so-called Working Definition of Anti-Semitism. That definition crucially encompasses contemporary forms of anti-Semitism, such as the demonization of Israel and holding all Jews responsible for Israel’s actions. The AJC Transatlantic Institute has consistently called for the EU and its Member States to officially adopt this definition as well. In a first step, the European Parliament in May 2017 did so and urged member states to follow suit.

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The Rise of Anti-Zonism: Countering the Threat to Jewish Life in Europe

Watch the highlights of the breakfast discussion "The Rise of Anti-Zionism: Countering the Threat to Jewish Life in Europe” the AJC Transatlantic Institute co-organized at the European Parliament with MEPs Lukas Mandl (EPP), Doru-Claudian Frunzulică (S&D), and Ilhan Kyuchyuk (ALDE).
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International Holocaust Remembrance Day

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

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TAI-KAS Annual Workshop on Anti-Semitism

The AJC Transatlantic Institute and the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung co-organised its third annual a workshop entitled "Anti-Semitism in Europe and in the European Neighbourhood."

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Pre-Summit Dinner with Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras

On 25 June, the eve of the last European Council of Greece's presidency, the AJC Transatlantic Institute hosted Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras for a special dinner in front of a very high-level Brussels crowd. Prime Minister Samaras spoke passionately about the...

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

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TAI's 10th Anniversary - Gala Dinner

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Current Anti-Semitism: Something Old and Something New?

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European Parliament Hearing: AJC's Jason Isaacson Outlines Action Plan on Fighting Anti-Semitism

On 26 February 2015, AJC's Jason Isaacson addressed the European Parliament's Delegation for Relations with Israel on AJC's Action Plan to combat anti-Semitism in Europe.

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Watch the highlights of the breakfast discussion "The Rise of Anti-Zionism: Countering the Threat to Jewish Life in Europe”  the AJC Transatlantic Institute co-organized at the European Parliament with MEPs Lukas Mandl (EPP), Doru-Claudian Frunzulică (S&D), and Ilhan Kyuchyuk (ALDE).

Conference: Anti-Semitism in the Context of the Arab Awakening

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