Anti-Defamation League chief Abe Foxman believes that anti-Semitism is at its height since the Holocaust, and threatens the lives of Jews all around the world.
“I think when we take a look at what’s going on, I think the assessment is that anti-Semitism, not only in Europe, but globally, is probably the worst that it’s been since World War II,” Foxman said in an exclusive interview to Ynet.
“Europe is where the Jewish people have paid the highest price for anti-Semitism, and it’s sort of an old-new phenomenon,” he said, defining it as “nationalists, anti-government people, neo-fascists, neo-Nazis of anti-immigration and anti-government coming together with a glue and cement of anti-Semitism. I think it’s a serious threat to Jewish life.”
As to whether European leaders are making sufficient effort to stop anti-Jewish activities, Foxman said that, “Sometimes they are and sometimes they’re not.”
He added that incorporating representatives of racist organizations into governments is certainly not helping. “We have to continue to remind them that to accept into their governments neo-Nazi, neo fascist anti-Semitic groups is to give it legitimacy.” Read more here.