The political refugees are giving a second-chance to Europe, a moment in history with the momentum to rectify the societal structures which have failed so many times. Just look at the Evian Conference of 1938 in which country after country expressed sympathy for the plight of Jewish refugees, but only the Dominican Republic agreed to accept them.
In these guidelines, we look at the origins of the word 'antisemitism' and examine other terms and working definitions. We also give concrete examples of antisemitism, and compare criticism of Israel with antisemitic criticism of Israel and look at where the line should be drawn. The publication also contains useful annexes on current manifestations of antisemitism in Europe (2013-2015) and antisemitic incidents in European countries during 2014.
CEJI calls on the European Parliament to pass the resolutions needed for a comprehensive robust strategy to fight antisemitism and hatred in Europe, and to require Member States to do the same. Read the full speech of CEJI Director at the Public Hearing of the LIBE Committee on Anti-Semitism, Islamophobia and Hate Speech (June 29, 2015 15:00 – 18:30):