Major Jewish organizations issue recommendations to combat antisemitism and to promote Jewish life in Europe
The document, that includes recommendations on the implementation of the Council Declaration on combating antisemitism, was presented at the 5th meeting of the European Commission Working Group on Antisemitism taking place online on 3rd and 4th June.
- Facilitating the recognition, monitoring of antisemitic incidents.
- Providing heightened security and victim support and ensure the judicial system robustly prosecutes antisemitic hate crimes.
- Integrating the fight against antisemitism into the EU’s integration and inclusion agenda, digital policy and its mandate in the field of education.
- Strengthening the existing legal framework to protect essential Jewish practices such as religious slaughter and male circumcision.
- Educating about Europe’s rich Jewish cultural heritage.
- Safeguarding the memory of the Holocaust against trivialization and distortion.
- Promoting the fight against antisemitism in European external action, including in international partnerships, political and human rights dialogues with third countries, and in the EU’s neighborhood and enlargement process.
All the organizations, that include the European Association for the Preservation and Promotion of Jewish Culture and Heritage (AEPJ), American Jewish Committee Transatlantic Institute (AJC-TAI), B’nai B’rith Europe (BBE), B’nai B’rith International (BBI), CEJI – A Jewish Contribution to an Inclusive Europe, European Jewish Congress (EJC), European Union of Jewish Students (EUJS), European Union for Progressive Judaism (EUPJ) and the World Jewish Congress (WJC), recognize and applaud the continued efforts in recent years to tackle antisemitism and look forward to the European Commission widening and deepening its work in the upcoming EU strategy.