Rabbi Menachem Margolin, head of the Brussels-based European Jewish Association (EJA), a body which represents thousands of Jews across Europe,blasted on Wednesday French Presidential hopeful Marine Le Pen who suggested Jews should stop wearing the kippah as a way of defeating radical Islam.
Benoit Hamon, a left-wing politician, who was elected Sunday be the candidate of the Socialist Party in the upcoming presidential election in April and May, was reportedly endorsed by the founders of anti-Zionist and anti-Semitivc party.
A comment by Anti-Defamation League (ADL) CEO Jonathan Greenblatt criticising President Trump’s statement on the occasion of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, in which he failed to mention that the victims were Jews, drew a negative comment by World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder.
‘’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.