In these guidelines, we look at the origins of the word 'antisemitism' and examine other terms and working definitions. We also give concrete examples of antisemitism, and compare criticism of Israel with antisemitic criticism of Israel and look at where the line should be drawn. The publication also contains useful annexes on current manifestations of antisemitism in Europe (2013-2015) and antisemitic incidents in European countries during 2014.
CEJI calls on the European Parliament to pass the resolutions needed for a comprehensive robust strategy to fight antisemitism and hatred in Europe, and to require Member States to do the same. Read the full speech of CEJI Director at the Public Hearing of the LIBE Committee on Anti-Semitism, Islamophobia and Hate Speech (June 29, 2015 15:00 – 18:30):
On 29 June 2015 from 15.00 to 18.30 the Committee on Civil liberties, Justice and Home Affairs will hold a hearing on "Anti-Semitism, Islamophobia and Hate Speech in Europe". The aim of this hearing is to listen to experts in those fields as well as to civil society organisations and different stakeholders to gain insight into the nature of the discrimination patterns and violence against Jews and Muslims in Europe.
The following is the opening speech by Baron Alain Philippson, President of CEJI - A Jewish Conribution to an Inclusive Europe, at a special event in Brussels to mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. The speech was delivered on 27 January 2015, International Holocaust Memorial Day:
The OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) has just published 'Hate Crime Data-Collection and Monitoring Mechanisms. A Practical Guide.'
To develop the guide, ODIHR established an expert group made up of officials from Croatia, the Czech Republic, Germany, Kazakhstan, Poland, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States, as well as specialists from the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), ECRI, FRA, Human Rights First and CEJI - A Jewish Contribution to an Inclusive Europe.