'Europe must stifle anti-semitism'
Europe must do everything in its power to combat anti-Semitism – but also help bring peace to the Middle East, Joschka Fischer, Germany’s foreign minister, urged yesterday. “We must never have a situation where an anti-Semite can threaten Jews without the majority standing up and protesting,” he told a Brussels conference called in response to fears that anti-Jewish prejudice is again rising dangerously across the continent. “But solving the Middle East and developing a real vision of peace is the major, major challenge for a Europe that is uniting,” he said. Evidence from France, Britain, Belgium and elsewhere shows a growing number of verbal and physical attacks on Jews, often by young Muslims, since the second Palestinian uprising erupted in 2000. Full Story