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Condemnation of antisemitism and of the goals of the BDS-Movement

Motion for a resolution | Doc. 15052 | 29 January 2020

Mr Reinhold LOPATKA, Austria, EPP/CD ; Mr Viorel Riceard BADEA, Romania, EPP/CD ; Ms Petra BAYR, Austria, SOC ; Mr Goran BEUS RICHEMBERGH, Croatia, ALDE ; Ms Doris BURES, Austria, SOC ; Mr Alexander CHRISTIANSSON, Sweden, EC/DA ; Ms Christiana EROTOKRITOU, Cyprus, SOC ; Mr Franz Leonhard ESSL, Austria, EPP/CD ; Ms Dubravka FILIPOVSKI, Serbia, EPP/CD ; Mr Giorgi KANDELAKI, Georgia, EPP/CD ; Ms Alfiia KOGOGINA, Russian Federation, NR ; Ms Elvira KOVÁCS, Serbia, EPP/CD ; Mr Kęstutis MASIULIS, Lithuania, EPP/CD ; Ms Miroslava NĚMCOVÁ, Czech Republic, EC/DA ; Mr Andreas NICK, Germany, EPP/CD ; Mr Žarko OBRADOVIĆ, Serbia, SOC ; Mr Yury OLEINIKOV, Russian Federation, NR ; Ms Biljana PANTIĆ PILJA, Serbia, EPP/CD ; Ms Irina RODNINA, Russian Federation, NR ; Mr Nikolai RYZHAK, Russian Federation, UEL ; Mr Shamsail SARALIEV, Russian Federation, NR ; Mr Stefan SCHENNACH, Austria, SOC ; Mr Aleksandar ŠEŠELJ, Serbia, NR ; Mr Leonid SLUTSKIY, Russian Federation, NR ; Mr Davor Ivo STIER, Croatia, EPP/CD ; Ms Tadeja ŠUŠTAR, Slovenia, EPP/CD ; Mr Piotr TOLSTOY, Russian Federation, NR ; Ms Aleksandra TOMIĆ, Serbia, EPP/CD ; Mr Nicos TORNARITIS, Cyprus, EPP/CD ; Mr Liviu VOVC, Republic of Moldova, EPP/CD ; Mr Emanuelis ZINGERIS, Lithuania, EPP/CD

A survey of around 16 500 Jewish Europeans in 12 European countries carried out in May and June 2018 by the European Agency for Fundamental Rights has yielded highly alarming results: nine out of ten respondents said that antisemitism has increased and one third therefore considers the option of emigration. Furthermore the BDS movement (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) which calls for a boycott of the Jewish State, of Israeli products and companies, artists, scientists, as well as athletes started activities in several European countries.

The Parliamentary Assembly should therefore prepare a report to demand national governments and all relevant State actors to:

  • develop a holistic strategy to prevent and combat all forms of antisemitism as part of national strategies to prevent racism, xenophobia, radicalisation and violent extremism by closely involving all relevant actors;
  • condemn the goals of the BDS movement;
  • refrain from providing premises and infrastructure to organisations and associations that make antisemitic statements or that question the right of existence of Israel.