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EU to Fund Efforts to Help Jews Feel Safer as Polls Show 1 in 3 Considering Emigration

The European Union announced plans on Tuesday to provide funds to prevent discrimination against Jews by protecting places of worship, educating on the Holocaust and monitoring hate speech and harassment, the Associated Press reported.

Europe’s Fundamental Rights Agency reported that nine out of 10 Jews believe antisemitism is a serious problem and has increased in their country. As a result, more than one in three people have considered emigrating.

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said that “the strategy we are presenting today is a step change in how we respond to antisemitism. Europe can only prosper when its Jewish communities feel safe and prosper.”

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