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President von der Leyen delievers keynote speech at the 16th WJC Plenary Assembly

25 May 2021 - The President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, delivered a video keynote speech at the 16th World Jewish Congress Plenary Assembly.

President Ursula von der Leyen addressing the 16th Plenary Assembly of the World Jewish Congress

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Combating antisemitism

date:  25/05/2021

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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."´╗┐


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