Breaking News

Germany’s Stephan Kramer to run AJC’s new European Office on Anti-Semitism

From ajc.comBERLIN (JTA) — Stephan Kramer, a Jewish leader in Germany, was named director of the American Jewish Committee’s new European Office on Anti-Semitism.

Kramer, the general secretary of the Central Council of Jews in Germany for 10 years, will head an initiative that aims to raise awareness about and help combat anti-Semitism. Concerns about the problem in Europe are particularly high now.

In a statement released Wednesday, AJC Executive Director David Harris said “the rising tide of anti-Semitism in Europe … demands an enhanced AJC response.” Harris lauded Kramer’s experience and vision, and
ability “to make a difference.”

Kramer told JTA, “It’s not just about complaining about the situation … about raising my eyebrows and pointing my finger. It’s about working together with local initiatives and implementing programs to fight anti-Semitism.”

He added, “There is not one country that does not have a problem with anti-Semitism, but this is also about fighting racism and other forms of stereotypes and xenophobia.”

…read more
Source: JTA

Please ShareShare on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+Share on LinkedInShare on StumbleUponPin on PinterestEmail this to someone

Jewish Content

Posted by on June 18, 2014. Filed under Breaking News,Jewish News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Both comments and pings are currently closed.