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Press Conference: Current Antisemitism in Germany and Europe

with Rabbi Abraham Cooper, Simon Wiesenthal Center, Los Angeles


A press conference of the Simon Wiesenthal Center and the Mideast Freedom Forum Berlin

Tuesday, 16 September, 1.00 - 2.00 p.m.

Hotel de Rome, Berlin Mitte, Behrensstrasse 37

Introduction: Michael Spaney, Mideast Freedom Forum Berlin

In light of the the dramatic
 eruptions of blatant jew-hatred in Europe during the Israeli military operation "Protective Edge", the Simon Wiesenthal Center and the Mideast Freedom Forum Berlin organized this press conference on antisemitism in Germany and Europe. European societies and governments are faced with the difficult task of containing this new wave of antisemitism, especially its anti-Israel version.

The two organisations call upon the German government to take the necessary measures, to contain the hatred of extremist Islamists and others.



The introduction is held in German, Rabbi Cooper speaks in English. For English, please go to min.05:57


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