Highlights from the event on "The Rise of Antisemitism: Implications for Israeli-European Relations"

Published by : INSS ISRAEL
On Thursday March 7, 2019, the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS), together with the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) Israel and the Israeli Association for the Study of European Integration (IASEI), held a roundtable event titled “The Rise of Antisemitism: Implications for Israeli-European Relations.”


Across Europe there has been a worrisome rise in in expressions of antisemitism. Antisemitic discourse, which was generally associated with the fringes of society, is now at the center of the public-political debate, and even figures among some ruling parties. How should Israel respond to this phenomenon? How can it use its relations with European states and the European Union in order to forge a united struggle against the phenomenon? What policy should the government adopt regarding the rise of populist anti-Semitic parties in Europe? This conference addressed these and other questions, and consider the significance of the commitment by the European Council to protect Jewish communities, to adopt a working definition of antisemitism, and to combat antisemisitsm.


Katharina von Schnurbein, the European Commission’s Coordinator on Combating Antisemitism

Prof. Yehuda Bauer

Austrian Ambassador to Israel, Dr. Martin Weiss

German Ambassador to Israel HE Dr. Susanne Wasum-Rainer

Noa Landau, Haaretz

Prof. Dina Porat

Chairman of the Jewish Agency for Israel, Mr. Isaac Herzog

Head of the EU Delegation to Israel, HE Emanuele Giaufret
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