01/10/21 - Given the increase of antisemitism in Europe, the European Commission in partnership with the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance published a handbook on fighting antisemitism.
This was a response, in December, the European Council welcomed a new EU declaration and policy to fight antisemitism. The EU Council condemned "all forms of attacks on the freedoms of expression and religion or belief including antisemitism, racism and xenophobia...".
The EU Declaration described antisemitism as an EU-wide phenomenon...and expressed concern at the increase in threats to Jewish people in Europe, and the resurgence of conspiracy myths....as well as the increase in antisemitic incidents and hate crime.
The Handbook provides 35 ideas for Best Practices in fighting antisemitism including and most significantly highlighting the importance of the IHRA definition of Antisemitism.