Jewish leader thanks Putin for fighting anti-Semitism

MOSCOW- The president of the World Jewish Congress has thanked Russian President Vladimir Putin for his efforts to fight anti-Semitism in Russia. The American businessman, speaking through a translator, said anti-Semitism was down to a “minimal level” in Russia, while in Europe it still “raises its head.” Putin said “Russian Jewish organizations make a significant contribution to political stabilization in Russia, for which we are very grateful.” Putin caused a stir in January when he proposed that Jews feeling under threat in Europe should come to Russia, where they would be accepted.



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