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February 3, 2019 11:07 am

Danon Emphasizes That Europe Needs to Up the Ante in Fighting Antisemitism

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Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon addresses the U.N. General Assembly. Photo: UN / Manuel Elias.

JNS.org – Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon said on Thursday that Europe needs to have “stronger actions” to combat antisemitism.

While he expressed appreciation to former Soviet satellite states such as Hungary for fighting anti-Israel initiatives in the European Union, Danon said they need to improve their attitudes towards Jews.

“When we meet them, we tell them: ‘We are grateful for your involvement. We want to continue the cooperation. But at the same time, when it comes to domestic issues, you have to take stronger action,’” he told reporters in Jerusalem. “We do expect stronger actions when it comes to antisemitism.”

Danon will lead a delegation of UN ambassadors to Poland and Israel. In the former, they are scheduled to visit Holocaust sites such as the Warsaw ghetto, Majdanek concentration and extermination camp, and the POLIN Museum.

In Israel, they will have an extensive tour of the nation to learn about the land, Jewish history and Zionism; get briefings on current security issues; and partake in high-level talks and meetings.

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