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International Organizations: Combatting Anti-Semitism in Europe


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This article describes the processes by which Jewish organizations, led by the major American groups, have tried to alert international organizations to the threat that anti-Semitism and anti-Semitic violence in Europe again poses to Jewish communities and to democracy itself. At a series of conference of the OSCE and the European institutions, these Jewish groups have overcome governments' reluctance to address the issue and have focused attention particularly on the threats posed by the spillover of Middle East tensions and the anti-Semitic messages promoted by Arab states, their media, and Islamist bodies. The Jewish NGOs aim to encourage the international organizations and European governments to face up to their responsibilities to protect their Jewish citizens, accept that anti-Semitism is different from other forms of discrimination, and begin to monitor and combat the threat through governmental and police action.



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Link to article in JSTOR, International Organizations: Combatting Anti-Semitism in Europe

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Whine, Michael International Organizations: Combatting Anti-Semitism in Europe. Jewish Political Studies Review. 2004: 73-88.  https://archive.jpr.org.uk/object-3282