|7/30/2002: Commission Chair to Testify on Anti-Semitism in Europe|
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WHAT: Felice D. Gaer, Chair of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, an independent federal agency advising the Administration and Congress, will testify at a briefing of the Congressional Human Rights Caucus on "Anti-Semitism in Europe."
WHEN: Thursday, August 1, 2002, at 10:30 a.m.
WHERE: Room 2255, Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC.
BACKGROUND: In the past year a wave of anti-Semitic incidents has occurred across Europe. Individuals have been attacked, places of worship and cemeteries vandalized or firebombed, and anti-Semitic signs posted with booby-traps to injure those who dismantle them. The Commission has publicly deplored acts of anti-Semitism in Belgium and France and continues to closely monitor violations of religious freedom on the continent as a whole.