Jewish Group Wants Europe To Tackle Far Right

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President of the European Jewish Congress meets with the Czech Prime Minister to seek his support for ’emergency measures.’

The head of a major European Jewish group says his organization is urging European governments to quickly adopt measures to tackle anti-Semitism and the threat of a growing far right.

Moshe Kantor, president of the European Jewish Congress, met on Wednesday with Czech Prime Minister Petr Necas to seek his support for “emergency measures” to protect European Jewish communities from violent hate crimes. Kantor asked Necas to help promote the plan among other European leaders and also to seek the support of EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton and Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy.

Kantor has expressed concern about Golden Dawn, a party that did well during Greece’s May 6 election. It has rejected a neo-Nazi label but campaigned on an anti-immigration platform.