In his meeting with Prince Philip, FM Shalom raised the issue of anti-Semitism in Europe, and particularly in England, where anti-Semitic incidents have risen by 40 percent in the last year.

 FM Shalom meets with Prince Philip

 

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(Communicated by the Foreign Minister’s Bureau)

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom held an hour-long meeting on Wednesday, February 16, in London in Buckingham Palace with Prince Philip. In the course of the meeting the two discussed the new political situation created following the death of Yasser Arafat and the election of Mahmoud Abbas as Chairman of the Palestinian Authority. They also discussed recent events in Lebanon.

Foreign Minister Shalom raised the issue of anti-Semitism in Europe, and particularly in England, where anti-Semitic incidents have risen by 40 percent in the last year. He stressed the important of educating the young generation. Prince Philip’s mother was recognized by Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Authority, as one of the righteous among the nations.

Minister Shalom invited Prince Philip to attend the forthcoming opening of the new museum at Yad Vashem to be attended by world leaders.