World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder congratulated German Chancellor Angela Merkel on securing a fourth term in Sunday’s federal elections, calling her “a true friend of Israel and the Jewish people.”
‘’Europeans must stand united against hatred, intolerance and anti-Semitism,’’ stresses Frans Timmermans, First Vice-President of the European Commission, in a message to the Jewish community in Europe on the occasion of Rosh Hashana 5778.
The German government has adopted the international definition of anti-Semitism definition which was initiated by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA). Germany joins Britain, Austria and Romania in officially adopting this definition.
Israel is in the midst of ''a revolution, a revolution of Israel’s standing among the nations'', Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said as he started his speech to the annual United Nations General Assembly in New York.
Contrary to US President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, French President Emmanuel Macron, in his speech to the United Nations General Assembly in New York, defended the nuclear agreement reached between Iran and six world powers, including the U.S.
Speaking on the eve of the Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, British Prime Minister Theresa May vowed to fight anti-Semitism as she addressed members of the Jewish community from business, the arts, politics, public services and charities.
A violent neo-Nazi group that plans to march near the synagogue of Gothenburg, the second largest city of Sweden, on Yom Kippur, the holiest day of Judaism, already paraded on Sunday through the city streets.
Jaroslaw Kaczynski, leader of Poland's governing Conservative Law and Justice (PiS) party, has denounced anti-Semitism and hailed Israel during a ceremony honoring Poles who rescued Jews during the Holocaust.
‘’We must all work together to stop the attacks on Israel’s legitimacy,’’ said Israeli President Reuven Rivlin as he hosted a Rosh Hashanah reception for foreign ambassadors and members of the diplomatic corps serving in Israel.
“We forcefully condemn those who seek to incite anti-Semitism, or to spread any form of slander and hate, and I will ensure we protect Jewish communities, and all communities, that face threats to their safety,” said US President Donald Trump in a conference call with Jewih leaders and rabbis ahead of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year.