ON JANUARY 3, 1994
FOLLOWING A DEBATE ON THE RISE OF ANTI-SEMITISM IN THE WORLD
1. The Knesset opened its deliberations in 1994 with a debate on the marked rise in recent years of anti-Semitism throughout the world.
2. The year 1993 was characterized by anti-Semitic propaganda and denials of the Holocaust, as well as by numerous manifestations of anti-Semitism stemming from radical Islamic fundamentalism.
3. The Knesset views with concern the strengthening of Zhirinovsky’s following in Russia and of neo-Nazis in Germany, the increase of anti-Semitism in Romania, and the prevalence of anti-Semitic expressions in some academic institutions in the United States.
4. The Knesset views the governments of those states where anti-Semitism is rampant as responsible for the phenomenon and its results, and calls upon them to take action, through education, legislation and enforcement, to contain this evil.
5. The Knesset calls upon the government of Israel to devote a special session to the rise of neo-Fascist and Communist nationalist parties in Russia and to its effect on the rise of anti-Semitism, and the need to draw up a plan to bring the Jews of Russia to Israel.
6. The Knesset calls for closer cooperation between Israeli institutions, the Jewish communities abroad and the international Jewish organizations in combatting anti-Semitism and in formulating an education campaign on this important issue.
7. The Knesset calls upon the government and international Jewish groups to expand international memorials to the Jewish communities annihilated in the Holocaust and the preservation of Jewish sites, and to take steps through education and information against attempts to deny the Holocaust.
8. The Knesset notes and praises the important work done by the permanent follow-up forum on anti-Semitism headed by Government Secretary Elyakim Rubinstein.
9. The Knesset will continue to take vigorous action against manifestations of anti-Semitism throughout the world, and expresses its full support for the Knesset committee headed by MK Ovadia Eli, which was charged with the task of increasing public awareness of anti-Semitic manifestations and mobilizing the means to combat them.