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European Lawmakers Urge EU to Reinstate Antisemitism Definition

By: JTA

Twenty-four European parliamentarians called on the European Union to reinstate its working definition of anti-Semitism.

The call was unanimously adopted on Tuesday by the lawmakers, who had traveled to Poland earlier this week to attend a ceremonial joint session with 58 Knesset members and dozens of counterparts from the Polish parliament on International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

The lawmakers said they will seek to have the EU Fundamental Rights Agency “unequivocally stand behind its own working definition of anti-Semitism” during a meeting with members of the European Forum of the Knesset, a caucus of Knesset members.

In 2005, the European Monitoring Centre on Racism and Xenophobia adopted a working definition of anti-Semitism which included demonization of the State of Israel and its comparison to Nazi Germany. But the Fundamental Rights Agency, the body which replaced the center, recently removed the definition from its website, saying it was unable to establish a definition.

“There has never been a more pressing time for European Parliamentarians and elected officials to show a clear sign of their determination and willingness to fight antisemitism,” said Vladimir Sloutsker, chair of the Brussels-based European Friends of Israel organization, which brought the European parliamentarians to Poland along with the Israeli-Jewish Congress.

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  1. Its an absolute disgrace that the EU, led by Catherine Ashton's overt bigotry, does not stand up for the rights of Jews, a minority group deserving of protection according to the EU Human Rights Charter. 13 million people out of a world population of 3.2 BILLLION. Israel consists of a land mass of 22,000 (yes, only twenty two thousand square kilometres) surrounded by 12 Arab countries with a combined land mass of over 300,000,000 (three hundred MILLION square kilometres). Israel with no natural resources compared to the Arab oil rich countries where oil is produced at $14 (yes, fourteen dollars) per barrel and supplied to the world at more than $100 (one hundred dollars) per barrel – thereby holding the world to ransom… who would you say is responsible for the shocking state of the world economy?

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