Israel: EU seminar on combating racism, xenophobia and antisemitism

December 18, 2015
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 The 9th EU-Israel Seminar on Combating Racism, Xenophobia and Antisemitism, which took place in Brussels on 16–17 December, brought together about 30 representatives from the Israeli Foreign Ministry, the European Commission, the EU External Action Service and the Fundamental Rights Agency, as well as technology experts and NGOs.

The EU and Israel agreed to continue to work closely together in combatting antisemitism, in particular through tackling hate speech online.
In her opening statement EU Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality Vera Jourova said: “The European Commission is extremely concerned about the rise of anti-Semitism and a general increase of hatred-based violence. I am happy that today we come together to look for common solutions for an extremely worrying phenomenon. We are focusing on what unites us: the fight against racism, against xenophobia, and in particular against antisemitism.” (EU Neighbourhood Info)
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EU Neighbourhood Info Centre – Israel
EU Delegation to Israel – website

Countries covered:

  • Israel