The “Catalog of measures to combat anti-Semitism,” initiated by EJC President Viatcheslav Moshe Kantor, is the result of the active collaboration of leading scientists from universities in Vienna, Tel Aviv and New York. It includes a list of specific measures, including legislative measures, that governments, public and private organizations, religious communities and those who struggle with hate speech on the Internet must take.
In particular, it contains recommendations to adopt the working definition of anti-Semitism, developed by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA), condemn anti-Semitism, approved at the state level in several countries, and appoint special representatives to combat anti-Semitism.
“Now on the streets of European cities people can again be killed just because they are Jews. We returned to the Jewish ghettos and the Jewish Exodus, ”said Vyacheslav Moshe Kantor at the conference in Vienna,“ Europe beyond anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism – ensuring the security of Jewish life in Europe. ” “The Jewish communities of Europe are increasingly concerned about their security problem and are looking into the future with pessimism.”
EEK experts believe that the main responsibility for the security of Jewish communities lies with the governments of European countries and their law enforcement agencies. The EU Council’s commitment to increase financial support and operational capacity to ensure the protection of Jewish communities, in their opinion, is a good signal that the threats of the radicals have been taken seriously.