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Joseph Prize to German Chancellor Merkel
German Chancellor Angela Merkel poses with ADL National Chair Barry Curtiss-Lusher (right) and ADL National Director Abraham Foxman (left)
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ADL Presents German Chancellor Angela Merkel with Joseph Prize for Human Rights

In recognition of her “abiding commitment to promoting and protecting human rights at home and abroad,” the ADL presented German Chancellor Angela Merkel with its distinguished ADL Joseph Prize for Human Rights.

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Surveys of Anti-Semitism in Europe

ADL has conducted periodic surveys of European attitudes towards Jews and Israel since 2002. Over eight surveys, ADL has polled attitudes in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Spain, Switzerland, and UK.

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Religious Freedom in Europe

Two of the most fundamental Jewish rites -- circumcision and kosher slaughter -- are increasingly being challenged in Europe.

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Recent Anti-Semitic Incidents in Europe


March 27, 2014 - Malmo - Two teenagers were arrested after attempting to break into a Jewish community building during a demonstration that featured anti-Semitic slogans.


March 14, 2014 - Tatabanya - Jewish tombstones were defaced with swastikas and anti-Semitic slurs, including the phrases “STINKING JEWS!”, “HoloLie” and “There was no Holocaust but there will be!!!”


March 13, 2014 - Kiev - A rabbi was physically assaulted and taunted with anti-Semitic slurs by two unidentified individuals.  

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