EU vows to ‘make sure Jews feel totally safe in Europe’

EU emissaries and dignitaries stationed in Israel “reaffirmed their duty and responsibility, now and for the sake of future generations, never to forget” the Holocaust and its lessons. 

In a joint statement released on Holocaust Remembrance Day, the European Union’s (EU) delegation to Israel and EU member-state embassies in the country committed to ensuring that Jews in Europe live in safety from anti-Semitism.

“In the current reality of rising anti-Semitism, fanaticism and violence worldwide, the European Union is determined to prevent and fight anti-Semitism in all its forms and to make sure that Jews feel totally safe in Europe,” the statement read. “We stand together in our efforts to resist this present tide of hatred and evil.”

The EU dignitaries recognized the importance of keeping the memory of the Holocaust alive.

“The European Union reaffirms its duty and responsibility, now and for the sake of future generations, never to forget,” they stressed.  “As Nobel Prize winner Elie Wiesel reminded us, ‘’Memory has become a sacred duty of all people of goodwill.’”

“We join the people of Israel and the Jewish communities across the EU in their commemoration of the victims of the Holocaust and are with them in their prayers.”

The EU emissaries also stressed their desire to protect the rights of all minorities throughout the EU, stating, “The values of democracy and human dignity on which the European Union was founded continue to guide us in these challenging times as we seek to maintain our vision of peace and tolerance for all citizens of the European Union.”

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Addressing the World Jewish Congress on Sunday night, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres vowed to battle global anti-Semitism.

By: Jonathan Benedek, World Israel News