Porto Jewish community warns about the that incoming EU president has history of antisemitism

The Jewish Community of Porto warns that the incoming President of the Council of the European Union, António Costa, has a history of antisemitism that could impact Jewish life on the continent.

António Costa resigned from his position as Prime Minister of Portugal late last year due to ongoing corruption investigations surrounding his closest associates, reports the Israel National News – Arutz Sheva.

Leaders in the Porto Jewish community claim in a newly-released book that Costa was involved in the persecution of the strongest Jewish community in Portugal and led to the repeal of Portugal’s 2015 Nationality Law, which granted Portuguese citizenship to descendants of Jews forced to leave from the country from the 15th century.

The Jewish community in Porto has compiled an in-depth report which it has released on Amazon for free titled, “The Plan! Jewish Life Threatened in Europe,” documenting Costa’s socialist government actions against Jews and the Jewish community and warned that this could now become a continent-wide problem when the former Portuguese prime minister assumes his new EU role later in the year as the President of the Council of the European Union, one of the three most important leadership posts of the EU.

“The European Union has a plan to help promote Jewish life over the coming years. However, this could be threatened by the appointment of a man who has a history of animosity towards Jews, the law, and the Jewish community and tried to shrink and attack it in his home country during his tenure as prime minister.”

“It is vital that Europeans learn the true identity and ideology of Costa and the Jewish world understands the dangers to the continent’s Jewish communities.”

 

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