World Jewish Congress

Antisemitism

Seventy-six years after the Holocaust, antisemitism, the world’s oldest hatred, is not only still felt around the world, but has been on the rise, as has the frequency of violent attacks. Many Jewish communities across the globe are still facing serious threats to their existence and well-being, and require significant support in order to ensure their ability to conduct communal activities and to safeguard the physical security of their members.

Fueled in part by an increased acceptance of the demonization of Israel, which is entering the political mainstream, as well as an unchecked growth of racist, extremist, and neo-Nazi activity, a general deterioration in the level of acceptable public discourse, both online and offline, has occurred. The COVID pandemic has only exacerbated these developments and brought to the fore a plethora of conspiracy myths and disinformation.

What we’re doing  

The world’s oldest hatred continues to spread. It is not only a threat to Jews, but to the fundamental principles of equality and justice. WJC works hand-in-hand with our over 100 affiliates to deliver this message daily and to ensure that the world does not remain complacent in the face of antisemitism. 

The WJC is committed to developing policies and implementing actions to counter all manifestations of antisemitism; improving the security of Jewish communities through increased awareness and action, both offline and online; and combating antisemitic threats by monitoring, exposing, and confronting neo-Nazis and other antisemitic actors and groups.  

We proactively engage with governments, international organizations, and security authorities to support them in guaranteeing their citizens’ security and the well-being of Jewish communities.  

Our Special Envoys and Coordinators Combating Antisemitism (SECCA) forum comprises officials tasked with combating antisemitism in their constituency, with participants hailing from dozens of countries, as well as international organizations such as the European Commission, the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).  

Similarly, our International Council of Jewish Parliamentarians (ICJP) forum of Jewish legislators, government ministers, and other elected officials aims to promote dialogue and collaboration between Jewish parliamentarians; to support the principles of democracy, the cause of human rights, and the rule of law; and to combat racism, antisemitism, xenophobia, terrorism, and Holocaust denial by those means available to legislators and government ministers. 

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