European Jews Fear Rise of the Right
by Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
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European Jews have expressed fears that the gains by anti-Islam and anti-immigration parties in this week’s European Union parliamentary elections will heighten anti-Semitism. The most surprising victory was by the far-right wing British National Party, which restricts membership to whites.
The European Jewish Congress (EJC) called on the EU to "immediately engage in issues of tolerance and intercultural dialogue."
In a written statement, the group added, “The success of the far-right and nationalistic parties that won seats in the elections on the basis of racist, anti-Semitic and xenophobic platforms points to a clear erosion of tolerance and a clarion call to European officials to immediately engage in intercultural dialogue."
The British right-wing party won two
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