The Federation of Jewish Communities of Spain (FCJE) has expressed its full satisfaction with the approval of the National Plan for the Implementation of the European Strategy for Combating Anti-Semitism and Promoting Jewish Life in Europe.
The programme includes many proposals put forward by the FCJE itself and is related to the European plan approved by the European Parliament and the European Commission in October 2021, established due to the existence of hate speech and anti-Semitic attitudes within the European Union.
The official statement of the FCJE is reproduced below:
The Federation of Jewish Communities of Spain (FCJE), welcomes the adoption of the National Plan to combat anti-Semitism approved this Tuesday by the Council of Ministers.
The plan, which includes many of the FCJE's proposals, responds to the European strategy approved by the European Parliament and the European Commission in October 2021, as a result of concerns about the persistence of hate speech and anti-Semitic attitudes within the Union.
The FCJE thanks the Spanish Government for its commitment to the fight to eradicate anti-Semitism and promote Jewish life in Spain. We endorse the words of the Minister of the Presidency, Relations with Parliament and Democratic Memory, Félix Bolaños, who, in announcing the Plan, stated that anti-Semitism "is contrary to constitutional values and to the values of the European Union itself".
As suggested by the FCJE, the plan has three main lines of action:
- Preventing and combating all forms of anti-Semitism
- Promotion of Jewish life in Spain
- Education about the history of the Jewish people
The plan is an adequate response to combat all forms of anti-Semitism, provides measures and resources and will be the framework for action for the period 2023-2030.