European rabbis call for laws against anti-Semitic speech


Conference of European Rabbis cites France and Germany as examples to follow

European rabbis called on governments throughout the continent to pass laws targeting hate speech against Jews.

The call was made in a resolution passed Thursday by the standing committee of the Conference of European Rabbis (CER), which convened this week in Tbilisi, Georgia.

“We call on additional countries to follow the example set by France and Germany, and devise legislation that targets hate speech against Jews specifically,” CER President Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt told JTA Friday.

“It is something that few countries have, but is necessary in light of the rise in anti-Semitic violence and hate speech, as we have witnessed this summer,” Goldschmidt said in reference to a surge in anti-Semitic expressions throughout Western Europe that coincided with Israel’s war in Gaza.

The fight against attempts in Europe to ban non-medical circumcision of boys and kosher slaughter of animals was also a high priority for the committee, Goldschmidt added.

A draft resolution calling for the establishment of an inter-European authority that would certify clergy to combat religious hate speech was suggested but was not passed by the committee, which has over 25 members.

The meeting in Tbilisi was the first time that CER held an event in Georgia, and it coincided with government-sponsored celebrations of 2,600 years of coexistence between Jews and non-Jews in Georgia.

“We saw banners in Hebrew and Jewish signs all over the city,” Goldschmidt said.

CER also met with Georgian officials, including Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili, who, at 32, is one of the world’s youngest heads of state.

Garibashvili spoke of his high regard for Israel and Jewish culture during the meeting, Glodschmidt said.

Times Of Israel

  1. #1 by NLG on 10/25/2014 - 9:34

    They really need their own planet, in another solar system.

  2. #2 by mlo on 10/25/2014 - 9:34

    Hmm but you can be anti Muslim and anti Christian with impunity? Doesn’t seem fair to me, but I guess you can’t criticize or make fun of those who rule you.

  3. #3 by Todd Raine on 10/25/2014 - 9:34

    I hate jews. They are lower than pigs. They are the crap I have to wash off my shoes at the end of every day. This is not racist. This is not “anti-Semitic”. They are just the crust and the gunk that I have to wipe off every day before I walk into my house. This is not “anti-semitism”. This is just me, like everyone else in the world, wanting to enter my house clean, and leave that Jewish stink outside of this house and not dirty up my floors. My tongue will be LOUD AND UNLEASHED while I still have the FIRST AMENDMENT. It will be just as loud if they try to take this GOD GIVEN RIGHT for me to think for myself away from me.

  4. #4 by bigcree1 on 10/25/2014 - 9:34

    YES Tood Raine. The truth and nothing but!!! I second that.

  5. #5 by bigcree1 on 10/25/2014 - 9:34

    Typo on Todd! Sorry.

  6. #6 by Todd Raine on 10/25/2014 - 9:34

    I have been called much worse than Tood brother big. No apologies with you and I are ever needed. Whoops, is more than enough.

  7. #7 by summitflyer on 10/25/2014 - 9:34

    And most don’t have an ounce of Semitic blood . They need to start telling the world that the Judaic religion has been highjacked by a bunch of criminals ,the zionists .Otherwise they keep on fooling everyone with their anti-semetic talk.The Palestinians are of a Semitic tribe ,not the Ashkenazi.

  8. #8 by The Equalizer on 10/25/2014 - 9:34

    Todd, tell us what you really think. Don’t hold back! LMAO.

    Well said, btw.

  9. #9 by DDearborn on 10/25/2014 - 9:34


    Hate speech is just another way of saying some else is going to decide for you what you can and cannot say. As apposed for example you getting to decide what they can and cannot say. If someone is saying something you don’t like STOP LISTENING! What is hate speech to one person is a rousing uplifting motivational speech to another. This world wide organized assault on free speech by Jews is a blatant attempt at criminalizing legitimate criticism of the ongoing Israeli and Jewish atrocities being committed daily. It is a giant step backward for freedom. And despite their desperate claims to the contrary, this is completely illegal and unconstitutional in America. And it goes against everything this country stands for.

  10. #10 by Cristianismo Laico on 10/25/2014 - 9:34

    EN LAS DEMOCRACIAS, DENUNCIAR LOS DELITOS GRAVES ES UN DERECHO Y UNA OBLIGACIÓN DE LOS CIUDADANOS, ES POR ELLO QUE DENUNCIAR EL GENOCIDIO PALESTINO A MANOS DEL ESTADO TERRORISTA DE ISRAEL, NO ES ANTI SEMITISMO, ES CIVISMO. Y TAMBIEN HUMANISMO: PORQUE NOS DUELE EL SUFRIMIENTO PALESTINO, TANTO COMO NOS REPUDIA LA HIPOCRESIA E IMPUNIDAD DE LOS CRIMINALES SIONISTAS; y por ello, no denunciamos el genocidio palestino a manos del ejército y los colonos judíos, por razones de raza o religión, sino porque nos sentimos indignados ante la impunidad del pueblo rapaz, criminal y genocida serial de Israel; ya que el pueblo judío, utiliza la criminalización del antisemitismo como patente de impunidad. También utiliza su religión racista para santificar el odio contra los gentiles, la guerra santa, la rapiña, el despojo, los crimines y el genocidio serial que practican contra los pueblos no judíos. Y utiliza el cuento de holocausto para disfrazarse de victima. Aprender el idioma hebreo es peligroso

  11. #11 by Kelvin on 10/25/2014 - 9:34


    These Jewish barbarians are afraid people will speak out against their crimes—like bribing politicians and Judges, corruption, male child mutilation (b’peh, the sexual assault of young boys), organ trafficking, crimes against humanity in Gaza, the alien invasion, insider trading, blackmailing politicians, stealing trillions from govt. and corporations, the holohoax racket, human trafficking of girls from Russia, incest (rape of female relatives), etc. etc.

    So how do these gang members of the criminal cult of Judaism deal with their crimes? Instead of changing their behavior and becoming more civilized, and stopping these evil deeds, these barbarians instead abuse the victims who speak out against them, calling them “anti-semites” and bribe the politician even more to make laws muzzling the public—so they can keep living their life of crime without a word of opposition.

    Anti-Semitism: The biggest scam of the Jewish criminals.

  12. #12 by Mark Propheter on 10/25/2014 - 9:34

    I am in agreement with NLG on this subject.

  13. #13 by jackthewolf1017 on 10/25/2014 - 9:34

    What a load of crap…as usual from the Jews. Censorship is what the Jews seek to keep the truth from being known and discussed. Why is it fine for a person to question or deny the existence of God but, a person cannot question or deny the Holohoax? ALL people have the right to have an opinion whether, or not, it’s due to ignorance, prejudice, education or independent thought! ALL people also have an absolute right to voice their opinion, wherever and whenever they choose so long as they don’t advocate violence. So-called “hate crimes” are a euphemism for censorship. There are laws on the books that deal with any/all crimes and claiming a crime is more egregious because the victim is “hated” due to ethnicity, religion, race, etc. is RIDICULOUS! Perhaps we also need “Love Crimes” so that those who commit crimes against people they love will not be punished so severely? Why people listen and believe the crap that the Jews spew is beyond belief especially since the non-Jews are the ones being targeted! To make all this insanity even worse, the so-called “Jews” aren’t even Semites and their aberrant behavior through the ages is THE reason they’re despised wherever they choose to live and why they’ve been banished from more than 100 locales! I am not anti-Semitic, or anti-Jew either. I simple HATE all filthy, lying, thieving, psychopaths and pedophiles! THESE are the numerous reasons I hate Israel, Jews and Zionists!

  14. #14 by Helen Solomons on 10/26/2014 - 9:34

    I agree with this; but equally there should be a ban on anti-Muslim speech, anti-Christian speech etc. individual people are bad, but to blanket an entire group of people – ANY people based on their faith or racial or national origins, is simply wrong. There is good & bad in everyone.

  15. #15 by organizedcrimedotgov on 10/26/2014 - 9:34

    Unfortunately, there are disproportionately way more bad jews than any other group of people. In fact, God Almighty declares that very few jews are not deceivers… if you analyze that a bit more than superficially… that’s a smoking gun revelation that even the “good” jews amount to a hill of, pardon my yiddish, excrement.

    The highest compliment paid to jews by the Creator, is that a few of them are not deceptive…

  16. #16 by dianrazak on 10/26/2014 - 9:34


  17. #17 by Isaac on 10/27/2014 - 9:34

    Tood. You have said it right. I feel the same way and I always tell my feelings in the social media despite the fact that they have call me all kinds of names and threats including dead threats.
    Judaism is not a religion, its a Satanic Cult. Some one say that we don’t like them because of their religion and I say what religion?. besides they have Jesus Christ and his Holy Mother who they call a “whore” in their Babylonian Talmud. A real religion do not teach you HATE, and tll you that you are better than any body.

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