‘’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.
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.
A violent neo-Nazi group that plans to march near the synagogue of Gothenburg, the second largest city of Sweden, on Yom Kippur, the holiest day of Judaism, already paraded on Sunday through the city streets.
Jaroslaw Kaczynski, leader of Poland's governing Conservative Law and Justice (PiS) party, has denounced anti-Semitism and hailed Israel during a ceremony honoring Poles who rescued Jews during the Holocaust.
“We forcefully condemn those who seek to incite anti-Semitism, or to spread any form of slander and hate, and I will ensure we protect Jewish communities, and all communities, that face threats to their safety,” said US President Donald Trump in a conference call with Jewih leaders and rabbis ahead of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year.
''The Olympic village became a place of Palestinian terrorists, a stage for their boundless hatred for Israel. It should never have happened,''said German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier as he unveiled a memorial for the 12 victims of the terrorist attack at the 1972 Olympics in Munich, together with his Israeli counterpart Reuven Rivlin.