President von der Leyen delievers keynote speech at the 16th WJC Plenary Assembly
Related topicsCombating antisemitism
In her speech, President von der Leyen stated:
"And I am here to tell you: Europe is with you in this fight. Because, sadly, antisemitism is not confined to a distant past. It is still very present in Europe and across the world. I am, of course, thinking of the attacks in Halle and Toulouse, in Paris and Brussels. I am thinking about the victims and their families. And I am also thinking of more recent anti-Jewish demonstrations on European streets. Attacks and anti-Israeli graffiti on synagogues are blatant manifestations of antisemitism. I am deeply concerned about the recent escalation of violence on Europe's streets. We will not tolerate this. Antisemitic crimes and hate speech must be brought to justice."