From Spain to the world: Fighting against antisemitism
As Europe sees a terrifying rise in antisemitism, the World Jewish Congress (WJC) gathered in Madrid on 20 & 21 March to discuss ways to combat global antisemitism and support Jewish communities across the globe. Special thanks went to the Sefarad Center and the Spanish government for hosting this important global event.
The WJC’s program brought together the Executive Committee, Future Leadership programs, and SECCA forum (Special Envoys and Coordinators Combating antisemitism) to discuss critical issues and to track the progress made in terms of national strategies to fight antisemitism. It was emphasized the outsized role that digitalization has played in the increase of the antisemitism in online & on campus of universities. They were also focusing on empowering women and young people in leadership roles within Jewish communities.
His Majesty King Felipe VI Spain received at the Royal Palace of El Pardo, special envoys , coordinators and UN Focal Point on monitoring & combating antisemitism as well as members of the Executive Committee of the WJC. Dr. David Fernandez Puyana, Ambassador and Permanent Observer of UPEACE to the UN in Geneva and UNESCO had the privilege to become part of the delegation and greet His Majesty.
During the audience, it was discussed ways to combat the rise in global antisemitism. His Majesty highlighted the richness of Sephardic life and heritage in Spain and showed his determination to address antisemitism. Fighting antisemitism and supporting Jewish communities is a joint effort.