European Union External Action

Statement by the Spokesperson on the attack on Pittsburgh synagogue

Bruxelles, 27/10/2018 - 21:34, UNIQUE ID: 181027_5
Statements by the Spokesperson

Statement by the Spokesperson on the attack on Pittsburgh synagogue

Today’s attack in Pittsburgh shows the magnitude of a wave of antisemitism and racism that is spreading in many countries. The European Union expresses its sincere condolences to the families and friends of those affected by today’s attack, as well as to the US authorities. We stand in solidarity with the community of the synagogue of Pittsburgh and with all the Jewish communities around the world in this moment. The EU reaffirms its strong condemnation for anti-semitism as well as for any incitement to hatred and violence. We have experienced on our continent the devastating and unforgivable consequences of antisemitism and hatred that can never be forgotten; as European institutions we won’t stop working to protecting the fundamental right of belief, wherever it’s questioned or attacked.

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