CAM Delegation Visits Brussels as Part of Expanded Activities in Europe Against Antisemitism
A Combat Antisemitism Movement (CAM) delegation visited Brussels, Belgium, the administrative center of the European Union (EU) last week, for a series of meetings with existing and new partners, as well as government officials and representatives of international organizations.
The delegation consisted of CAM’s Director of European Affairs Oriana Krüger and Director of Strategic Content and International Affairs Arthur Maserjian.
Highlighting the agenda were discussions on education in Europe about antisemitism, both ancient and contemporary, and Judaism; the implementation of the EU’s new Strategy on Combating Antisemitism and Fostering Jewish Life, particularly at the local level, with an eye toward CAM’s upcoming Mayors Summit Against Antisemitism in Athens, Greece; and the direct link between anti-Zionism and antisemitism, as manifested by the targeting of Jewish communities in Europe during times of Israeli-Palestinian tensions.
Entities CAM met with included the Office of the EU Commissioner for Equality; Office of the European Commission’s Coordinator on Combating Antisemitism and Fostering Jewish Life; U.S. Mission to the European Union; Conference of European Churches (CEC); American Jewish Committee (AJC) Transatlantic Institute; European Jewish Association (EJA); European Leadership Network (ELNET); CEJI – A Jewish Contribution to an Inclusive Europe; and Jewish Museum of Belgium.
Through the work of the newly-hired Krüger, CAM looks forward to building its network of European partners and expanding its activities to fight Jew-hatred across the continent.