MEPs host conference to fight antisemitism

European legislators host a conference on March 30 in Brussels to promote the fight against antisemitism.

On March 30, Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) Bert-Jan Ruissen and Niclas Herbst hosted a conference in Brussels to help fight antisemitism in Europe, reports The Jerusalem Post.

The event “The Multiple Faces of Antisemitism in Europe” was co-organized by the Combat Antisemitism Movement (CAM) and the European Christian Political Movement. Attendees included numerous MEPs and NGOs involved in Israel advocacy.

MEP Ruissen also represents the Israel Allies Foundation (IAF) in the European Parliament, which works to educate and empower pro-Israel, faith-based legislators worldwide. “It is important that the European Union takes the fight against antisemitism seriously,” said Ruissen, adding that it is essential to see how the EU can encourage using the working definition of antisemitism of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) as a basis for combating antisemitism.

IAF President Josh Reinstein claims that “faith-based diplomacy in support for Israel is one of the most powerful tools available today to combat the steady rise of antisemitism around the world, including its most recent manifestation, anti-Zionism.”

According to the report released by the Jewish Agency and the World Zionist Organisation last year, antisemitism is rising in Europe and the United States.