A man takes part in a solidarity ceremony of the World Jewish Congress after the killings at the Jewish museum in Brussels on June 2, 2014. Three people were reported dead, two Israeli tourists and a French woman working as a volunteer at the museum.

A man takes part in a solidarity ceremony of the World Jewish Congress after the killings at the Jewish museum in Brussels on June 2, 2014. Three people were reported dead, two Israeli tourists and a French woman working as a volunteer at the museum.

Jewish communities in Europe are reporting a surge in anti-Semitic violence and harassment. Over the summer, four were killed in a Jewish museum in Brussels. And in France, a Jewish-owned pharmacy was destroyed by anti-Israeli protestors. Yet the situation is different in each country. Some Jews report they are leaving France out of fear. But Germany has one of the fastest growing Jewish populations in the world. Join our panel of guests for a discussion about what’s behind the rise in anti-Semitism in Europe.

Guests

  • Rabbi Andrew Baker director, international Jewish affairs, the American Jewish Committee
  • Michael Brenner director, Center for Israel Studies, American University
  • Naftali Bendavid correspondent for The Wall Street Journal, currently based in Brussels.

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