The world community must protect young people from the influence of anti-Semitic extremism, which is propagated via the Internet. This was stated by Chairman of the European Jewish Congress (EJC) Viatcheslav Moshe Kantor at the International Forum on Holocaust Remembrance and Countering Anti-Semitism in the Swedish city of Malmö.
According to Cantor, during the pandemic, young people around the world were left alone with extremist misinformation on the Internet. He recalled that there are 1.8 billion people under the age of 25 worldwide. The chairman of the EJC said that young people are always at the core of all radical movements.
To prevent young people from being brainwashed by anti-Semitism, Cantor suggested that all countries compile a list of target groups and call upon Influencers (influential public figures) to help. In his opinion, they should ensure that young people are informed about Holocaust victims and contemporary anti-Semitic rhetoric.
In August, France, Canada, Israel, Britain, and the United States boycotted a United Nations (UN) conference on racism in New York. This happened because of the multiple anti-Semitic remarks made by participants at the event.