Via European Jewish Press:
Israeli Minister for Public Diplomacy and Diaspora, Yuli Edelstein, was in Brussels this week to attend an event marking International Holocaust Remembrance Day at the European Parliament.
At this occasion, he also met with several European Union officials, including Viviane Reding, EU Commission Vice-President in charge of justice and fundamental rights, and Stefan Füle, EU Commissioner for enlargement and neighbourhood policy.
With Commissioner Reding, who has the fight against anti-Semitism in her portfolio, he brought up several subjects including the issue of education, educating younger generation against Holocaust denial and against all forms of xenophobia and anti-Semitism.
"I brought her attention to the fact that unfortunately Muslim communities in many European countries are more and more exposed to anti-Israel and anti-Jewish propaganda," he said in an interview with European Jewish Press.
"We have to pay special attention to proper education about the Holocaust, about Jewish history and against anti-Semitism in these communities. We have a lot of cooperation with the EU in this field. Once a year, we hold a special seminar organized by the Israeli foreign ministry and the EU on the issue of anti-Semitism. And I myself chair an international committee on combating anti-Semitism on the Internet. I suggested that a representative of the EU join this committee which was accepted."