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20th Sep 2019

Controversial anti-semitism report now available

A controversial EU study on anti-semitism, shelved after it found that Muslims and pro-Palestinian groups were behind many of the incidents reported in it, is now available on the internet.

Green MEP Daniel Cohn-Bendit and the European Jewish Congress, an umbrella group for Europe's Jewish organisations, have both put the report on their websites.

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Carried out by the European Union's Monitoring Centre on Racism and Xenophobia (EUMC), the 112-page report was suppressed earlier this year in favour of a fresh study, to be published in 2004, after staff at the centre questioned the definition of anti-semitism and its focus on Muslim perpetrators.

A press release from EUMC says it "considered the work undertaken by the contractors to be of poor quality and lacking in empirical evidence".

EU agency suppresses report on anti-semitism

The European Union's Monitoring Centre on Racism and Xenophobia (EUMC) shelved a report on anti-semitism after it found that Muslims and pro-Palestinian groups were behind many of the incidents, according to the Financial Times.

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