After Paris and Copenhagen: Responding to the Rising Tide of Anti-Semitism, Hearing Before the Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, First Session, March 24, 2015   [open pdf - 417KB]

This is a testimony compilation of the March 24, 2015 hearing "After Paris and Copenhagen: Responding to the Rising Tide of Anti-Semitism," held before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. From the statement of Ronald S. Lauder: "Jews make up less than one percent of the population of France but they were victims of more than half of all the racist attacks in that country last year. The number of anti-Jewish attacks in France in 2014 doubled from the year before. In Great Britain, the number of anti-Semitic attacks doubled from the year before. In Austria, anti-Semitic attacks doubled from the year before. In fact, an EU report from nine nations showed that 16 months ago -- long before the latest wave of terror -- Jews in these countries were already concerned about growing anti-Semitism. You don't have to be a mathematician to see an obvious trend here. There is a hatred growing throughout Europe that is causing Jews to wonder if they should leave … they are asking if there is a future for Jews on that continent. Last fall, I sat with representatives of the Jewish community in Rome and they told me that although they may stay … their children and definitely their grandchildren will leave. They told me that the Jewish community in Rome, that has existed since the time of Christ and survived Hitler, would disappear within 25 years. How could this happen in 2015? The answer is that a strange confluence of hatred has taken hold across Europe today that comes from very different corners." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Ronald S. Lauder, Roger Cukierman, and Dan Rosenberg Asmussen.

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