‘’No Jew should be forced to leave Europe,’’ said Antonio Tajani, the newly elected President of the European Parliament, in a speech at the annual ceremony marking International Holocaust Remembrance Day in the parliament.
The head of the Brussels-based European Jewish Association (EJA) Rabbi Menachem Margolin - which represents thousands of Jews from communities across Europe – welcomed the election of Italian MEP Antonio Tajani as the new President of the European Parliament, urging him to devote time and resources properly to tackle anti-Semitism.
US Jewish groups warmly welcomed the vote by the House of Representative of a motion expressing opposition to the UN Security Council resolution against settlements after the US abstained instead of using its veto power.
France paid tribute to the journalists, police officers and shoppers at a kosher supermarket in Paris killed two years ago by Islamist terrorists, the first of a wave of terror attacks that has left more than 230 dead and triggered a state of emergency.
CRIF, the representative body of French Jews, has denounced a comparison made by a presidential candidate, Vincent Peillon, between the Nazi persecution of Jews and the present situation of Muslims in France.
CRIF, the representative umbrella group of French Jewish institutions, said remarks made by Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman about the Jews of France ‘’are excessive and inaccurate historically.’’