Thursday, April 28, 2016

Kerry: US quietly helping 'embattled' European Jews

Secretary of State John Kerry
Secretary of State John Kerry

Anti-Semitism is on the rise again, said Secretary of State John Kerry, and the US is reaching out to Jewish communities across Europe suffering from harassment and hate crimes.

Speaking on Tuesday at the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy at Rice University in Houston, Kerry addressed the issue of religious freedom worldwide, focusing on the plight of religious minorities around the globe.

In the course of his address, Kerry discussed the surge in anti-Semitism worldwide, emphasizing America’s commitment to stamping out all forms of bigotry.

“It shouldn’t be necessary, but silence has been misinterpreted too many times in the past to risk it again. Make no mistake: The United States remains unalterably opposed to bigotry in all forms, including anti-Semitism, and our commitment on this point, I am telling you, will never weaken, never waver, and never change.” READ MORE