US official warns of pro-Israel anti-Semites US Religion and Global Affairs Office Advisor speaks at European Jewish Association’s Jewish Leaders Conference in Brussels.

The US State Department Office of Religion and Global Affairs Advisor Holly Huffnagle spoke on Monday at the Jewish Leaders Conference of the European Jewish Association (EJE) which is taking place in Brussels.

“Today, anti-Semitism extends across dozens of countries on different continents and takes many different forms,” Huffnagle began. “We find anti-Semitism on the far left, the far right, and even in countries where there are no Jews.

“Most religiously-motivated hate crimes take place against Jews in the US. Last November, the FBI released its hate crimes statistics report for 2015. 53.3% of religiously motivated hate crimes, so over 660 incidents, were directed at Jews who make up less than 2% of the American population.

“Since 2014, the Report noted that crimes against Jews have increased by 9%….we’ve had multiple bomb threats to Jewish community centers and synagogues in the past two weeks, that have spanned 15 US states.

“The State Department’s mandate is to monitor and combat anti-Semitism abroad. But we are aware that most anti-Semitic attacks in the US, as in Europe, reportedly still come from far-right, white nationalist, and neo-Nazi groups.

“There is a very real concern today of a current rise in far-right historically anti-Semitic parties in Europe… they now proclaim that they are pro-Israel, and therefore they are no longer anti-Semitic, or they can’t be anti-Semitic.

“We fear that these extreme right-wing parties are actually using their anti-Muslim platforms to gain Jewish support. So how will Jewish communities respond when these extreme right-wing parties reach out, extend friendship, and make political promises to them?

“For a number of Jewish communities in Europe, this is a pressing question… We have to remember that all forms of ethnic and religious prejudices are direct threats to European values of tolerance and respect, and also to the very foundation of liberal democracies.

“It’s important that policy-makers resist this ‘one size fits all’ approach…anti-Semitism manifests itself in different ways in different regions. And it’s crucial that we have an understanding of how anti-Semitism is, how it differs over time and from region to region, what factors fuel it, so that we’re able to better counter and fight the problem.

“Our number one priority has been to protect Jewish communities and Jewish lives, and on numerous occasions over the past several years, behind-the-scenes efforts by our embassies have helped enhance security for Jewish communities in very concrete ways.

“We will continue to engage in bilateral and multilateral diplomacy, encouraging governments to appoint a special envoy to monitor and combat anti-Semitism…and to address and condemn anti-Semitic speech whenever we hear it.

“Governments ought to strengthen and empower civil society to speak out against anti-Semitism. We find that civil society can build bridges and foster inclusivity in a matter that governments cannot. Increased success in monitoring and combating anti-Semitism is to a large degree based on building a robust multi-stakeholder coalition with civil society.

“Is anti-Israel the new anti-Semitism? Well, our answer is: It depends…anti-Israel rhetoric can morph into anti-Semitism when it questions Israel’s right to exist and targets Jewish communities outside of Israel.

“Yet we are clear that criticism of Israel is not inherently anti-Semitic. Israel is a modern democratic nation-state and its policies can be criticized, like other states. And while understanding that sometimes criticism of Israel can indeed be anti-Semitism, we cannot lose focus on the other forms and sources of anti-Semitism today.

“To more effectively combat anti-Semitism going forward in Europe, the Middle East, and in the Americas, we need to continue to share information and best practices…and strive to ensure that accusations of anti-Semitism are made judiciously, with maximum effect of protecting Jewish communities and promoting tolerance and mutual respect for diversity.”

Huffnagle also mentioned an Arutz Sheva op-ed titled “The Pope’s Anti-Semitic Plan for Jerusalem” in which the author called on readers to boycott Pope Francis’ visit to Jerusalem and called him “anti-Semitic” for supporting the two-state solution.

“We must not immediately write off opposition to Israel’s policies as anti-Semitism,” she said.trump

 

 

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His leadership and television interviews have gone trough out the world Uriel has done close to 500 interviews in Israel Jerusalem, and many more to come our main goal is to educate the world about Israel and its right to protect herself from any form of terrorism .Israel is facing many challenges and dangers, and has been for a very long time. There is, an unprecedented propaganda campaign initiated by the Arab League to demonize, to discredit and delegitimize the Jewish people and its state, in its own land!. In order to achieve their goals, the Arabs have for more than 30 years resorted to a deliberate misinformation campaign.This propaganda campaign by the Arab League - both in their own countries and for the last three decades exported to Europe and North America - has caused to Israel what would seem irreparable damage and indeed, it was the main culprit in the reawakening of dormant European anti-Semitism Israel has suffered many terror attacks from terrorist .Israel should not bow down to any pressure imposed by the USA the EU. the Quartet nor the UN The current Obama administration continues to work behind the scenes by using John Kerry and others to fulfill their hidden agenda as I call it. The Obama administration is trying to force Israel to give up more land for false peace as we have seen in the past .Judea and Samaria and possibly the Jordan Valley are at the negotiating table and if the so called Palestinians obtain Judea and Samaria and possibly the Jordan Valley, Givat Haroe'eh in the Samaria community of Eli, Ramat Gilad and Giv'at Assaf (also in Samaria), and Mitzpeh Lachish, near Nehogot, outside Hevron. they can easily rain down rockets towards any city within Israel and Israel will be left without defensible borders . We say no land for false peace as we have seen in the past. Barrack Hussein Obama has a hidden agenda against Israel. 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No people or nation ever ruled as a sovereign national entity on this land there is no Palestinian language or culture in past history. Palestine, as a country does not presently exist. No Arab nation has their historical roots on the land and no one have cl...aim to this territory other than the Jews. The Jewish rule of this land extended over a period of over 2000 years. Israel became a nation in the land in 1312 BC. God gave them the land in a covenant (Deuteronomy 29:1-30:20) and they lived there See Quote from Quran', Death to the enemies of Allah Those that make war against Allah and His apostle and spread disorder in the land shall be slain or crucified or have their hands and feet cut off on alternate sides, or be banished from the land. They shall be held up to shame in this world and sternly punished in the hereafter: except those that repent before you reduce them. For you must know that Allah is forgiving and merciful.Al-Maidah The Table 5:33-34 This is what radical Islam say's about us Jews' "The Day of Judgement will not come about until Muslims fight the Jews (killing the Jews), when the Jew will hide behind stones and trees. The stones and trees will say O Muslims, O Abdullah, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him. Only the Gharkad tree, (a certain kind of tree) would not do that because it is one of the trees of the Jews." (related by al-Bukhari and Muslim). Judea and Samaria also faces many challenges in the days to come as Abbu Massen will try to pressure the entire world and US President Barrack Hussein Obama the EU and the Quartet into giving more land for false peace we saw what happened after the Oslo Accords were signed more terror against Israel . Abbu Massen the PA. leader approached the United Nations this past November 2012 and has ask them to declare them a recognized nation within Israel known borders. 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