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Majesty Abdullah II, King of Jordan, Mr. Joe Biden, President of the United States, Majesty Charles III, King of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth Realms, Alexander de Croo, Prime minister of Belgium, Holy Pope François, Mr. Isaac Herzog, President of the State of Israel, Mr. António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, Mr. Mohammed Al-Issa, Secretary General of the Islamic World League, Majesty Hamad ben Issa Al Khalifa, King of Bahrain, Mrs Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, Mr Emmanuel Macron, President of the French Republic, Mrs Giorgia Meloni, President of the Italian Council of ministers, Mr Charles Michel, President f the European Council, Majesty Mohammed VI, King of Morocco and Commander of the Faithful, Madame Louise Mushikiwabo, Secretary General of the International Organization of La Francophonie, Mr Karl Nehammer, Federal Chancellor of the Republic of Austria, Ms Marija Pejčinović Burić, Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Mr. Mohammed ben Salman, Crown Prince and Prime Minister of Saudi Arabia, Mr Olaf Scholz, Chancellor of the Republic of Germany, Chancelier de la République d’Allemagne, Mr. Abdel Fattah al-Sissi, President of the Republic of Egypt, Mr. Mohammed ben Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates,
On October 7, 2023, a crime against humanity was committed in Israel: more than a thousand innocent people, most of them Jews, of all nationalities, were massacred, injured, taken hostage. Never before have so many Jews been hunted since the fall of Nazism.
Since October 7, what should have aroused universal disapproval has also provoked an unprecedented wave of anti-Semitism throughout the world, well before Israel entered the war against Hamas.
Once again, in their history, the Jews feel threatened.
The fight against anti-Semitism calls more than ever for ambitious actions of prevention, education but also the strongest condemnation of all anti-Semitic comments and acts.
Should we remember it? Hatred of Jews is universal and constitutes a very specific form of racism in that it affects a people in itself. It is consubstantial with numerous ideologies such as Nazism, radical Islamism, ancestral deicidal prejudices, the plans to destroy the State of Israel, without forgetting the most abject conspiracies.
Should we also remember this? When we attack Jews, we sooner or later attack free women and men of good will and other minorities.
Although dozens of International Days take place each year, there is no Day Against Anti-Semitism, even though we are faced with one of the oldest forms of racism.
It is high time to right this injustice!
Ladies and gentlemen, we ask you to work towards the establishment of a Day against Anti-Semitism, national in each of your countries, European within the European Union and the Council of Europe, and global in the framework of the United Nations.
We propose that these Days Against Anti-Semitism be held on October 7 each year, in memory of the crime against humanity committed on October 7, 2023 in Israel.
First signatories / Premiers signataires
Michel Taube, éditeur
Patrick Pilcer, éditorialiste, secrétaire général du Cercle Avenir et Progrès
Nicole Hochner, philosopher, University of Jérusalem
Latifa Ibn Ziaten, Association Imad pour la jeunesse et la paix
Daniel Keller, ancien Président de l’Association des Anciens de l’ENA et ancien Grand Maître du Grand Orient de France
Frédéric Thiriez, avocat au Conseil d’Etat, ancien président de la Ligue de Football Professionnel
Daniel Salvatore-Schiffer, philosophe, écrivain, éditeur
Fabienne Amiach, journaliste
Pierre Jean Coulon, Président de section du Comité économique social européen
Jean-Luc Scemama, président du Cercle Avenir et Progrès
Have signed / Ont signé
Soyez le prochain signataire !
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