Saturday, November 16, 2013

UK: Non-Jews must lead fight against antisemitism, says Douglas Alexander

Non-Jewish people must take the lead in defeating antisemitism across Europe, the shadow foreign secretary, Douglas Alexander, has said, as he expressed fears about the "deeply troubling" prospect of successes for the far right in next year's European parliamentary elections. 
Speaking after he toured the Nazi death camp at Auschwitz, Alexander said all of humanity had a responsibility to tackle antisemitism, and silence was the "co-conspirator of evil". 
Alexander, a member of the Church of Scotland, said: "The task of confronting and defeating antisemitism is not the responsibility of the Jewish community. It is the responsibility of every one of us. To deny that is to deny our common humanity."

More: The Guardian

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