JERUSALEM – On Sunday, January 26, the eve of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Chairman of the Executive Natan Sharansky participated in a special meeting of the Israeli government focusing on anti-Semitism.
Speaking at the event, Sharansky said:
"As anti-Semitism – in both its traditional form and its newer mutations – continues to poison minds around the world, it is important that we strengthen those whom it targets and who are at the frontlines of the battle against it: Jewish communities around the world.
"We at The Jewish Agency have helped 52 communities across Europe, Asia, Africa, and South America ensure their own safety and that of their members through our Fund for Emergency Assistance to Communities.
"At the same time, our Israel Fellows to Hillel—young Israeli shlichim (emissaries) posted on college campuses in North America and elsewhere—are working with more than 100,000 Jewish students on 90 campuses to strengthen their connections to Israel and to Jewish life.
"Anti-Semitism is a threat to us all – to Jews, to the societies in which they live, and to Israel. We will continue to work with the Government of Israel, with our partner organizations, and with the communities themselves to ensure that Jewish life around the world remains robust and free."