Elkin: The Jewish People Are Not Alone

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Anti-Semitism is not just an Israeli or a Jewish problem, but is first and foremost a problem for any society in which it is allowed to manifest itself, Deputy Foreign Minister Zeev Elkin said on Tuesday.

Speaking at the Global Forum for Combating Anti-Semitism which convened in Jerusalem, Elkin said that there should be a “zero tolerance” policy towards manifestations of anti-Semitism by governments and parliaments around the world.

The international community, he said, “needs to work together in order to change the current reality. In recent years, we see the rise of political parties who no longer shy away from promoting racist and extremist policies. Neo-Nazis are against marching through the streets of European capitals. Synagogues and other communal Jewish buildings need to add more and more security measures, and in certain neighborhoods it is not safe to walk around wearing a kippah.”

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