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  4/8/2013, Nisan 28, 5773

European Rabbis Call on EU, Countries for Protection


President Pinchas Goldschmidt of the Conference of European Rabbis called on the European Union and leaders of its member states, Monday, to protect the continent's Jews and eradicate anti-Semitism decisively. Responding to a recent report on rising anti-Semitism with a reference to European inactivity against the Nazis during the Holocaust, the rabbi said, "In France under President Hollande we again see growing anti-Semitism,  and Hungary and Greece neo-Nazis again raising their heads, and Europe is silent again."

Rabbi Goldschmidt noted, "When the legislative efforts began against [kosher] slaughter and circumcision, we warned it would result in delegitimization of the Jewish people and the state of Israel...."