Israel – Bilateral dialogue on combating racism and anti-Semitism (June 29, 2015)

France and Israel decided to establish a bilateral dialogue on the fight against racism and anti-Semitism, a fight that the President has made a national cause. This forum for dialogue will bring together experts who will brainstorm and discuss experiences and best practices.

The first session was held yesterday in Paris and was co-chaired by Patrizianna Sparacino-Thiellay, the French Ambassador-at-Large for Human Rights, and Gideon Behar, the Israeli Director of the Department for Combating Anti-Semitism. The two parties expressed their shared resolve to fight racism and anti-Semitism and reviewed the measures that have been taken in this regard.