''It is an utter disgrace that a convicted terrorist is given a platform in the European Parliament to spew her hateful message,’’ said the AJC Transatlantic Institute over the appearance on Tuesday in the European Parliament in Brussels of convicted terrorist Leila Khaled.
World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder congratulated German Chancellor Angela Merkel on securing a fourth term in Sunday’s federal elections, calling her “a true friend of Israel and the Jewish people.”
‘’Europeans must stand united against hatred, intolerance and anti-Semitism,’’ stresses Frans Timmermans, First Vice-President of the European Commission, in a message to the Jewish community in Europe on the occasion of Rosh Hashana 5778.
The German government has adopted the international definition of anti-Semitism definition which was initiated by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA). Germany joins Britain, Austria and Romania in officially adopting this definition.
Israel is in the midst of ''a revolution, a revolution of Israel’s standing among the nations'', Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said as he started his speech to the annual United Nations General Assembly in New York.
Contrary to US President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, French President Emmanuel Macron, in his speech to the United Nations General Assembly in New York, defended the nuclear agreement reached between Iran and six world powers, including the U.S.
Speaking on the eve of the Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, British Prime Minister Theresa May vowed to fight anti-Semitism as she addressed members of the Jewish community from business, the arts, politics, public services and charities.