WJC praises Germany’s appointment of Dr. Felix Klein as country’s first Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism
Sun, 08 Apr 2018
NEW YORK – The World Jewish Congress (WJC) on Sunday welcomed the German government’s appointment of Dr. Felix Klein as the country’s first Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism. “Already a leader in Europe in the fight against anti-Semitism, Germany has taken another praiseworthy step in addressing the need for a dedicated and expert individual to protect the well-being of the country’s Jewish community, and Dr. Felix Klein is without a doubt the best choice for the position,” said WJC CEO and Executive Vice President Robert Singer.
“As Special Representative for Relations with Jewish Organizations in the German Federal Foreign Office over the last four years, Dr. Klein played a pivotal role in Germany’s efforts to combat anti-Semitism, drawing wide attention to the very real threats experienced by Jewish communities across Europe, to the dangers of far-right extremism, and to the importance of preserving the memory of the Holocaust,” Singer said.
“Germany has proven its seriousness and vigilance in eradicating the hostilities facing its Jewish community, by endorsing the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s definition of anti-Semitism last year, among other actions,” Singer added. “We are confident that under his new position, Dr. Klein will continue to sound the alarm and work for the security and dignity of German Jewry.”
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