Wednesday, April 13, 2016

ADL:Europe Failing to Fight Anti-Semitic Crimes; Crime Increase Due to Neo-Nazi, Islamist Groups

A new report jointly released by the New York-based Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and Human Rights First says member states in the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) are not living up to their commitments to fight anti-Semitic hate crimes, the Jewish Press website reports today (April 13, 2016).

The "Scorecard on Hate Crime Response in the OSCE Region" notes hate crimes continue to go unreported in the participating member nations -- which include the United States.

Both Human Rights First and ADL have developed recommendations for the United States to aid its European allies in combating the rise of anti-Semitic and extremist violence, especially in France, Germany, and Hungary.

"There has been a rise in anti-Semitic hate crime," in some OSCE countries, the report notes, adding the trend "can be traced to both incitement from neo-fascist groups and the growth of violent Islamist extremist groups."

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