The Ministry of Education and the Federation of Jewish Communities of Spain (FCJE) have announced the signing of several agreements to work for the eradication of anti-Semitism in the face of the “significant growth” of expressions of hatred toward this group experienced in the last decade in Spain.
This was announced today by the Secretary of State for Education, Vocational Training and Universities, Marcial Marín, during the opening of the seminar on anti-Semitism in Spain “Educar en valores”.
Marín has pointed out that recent studies warn of an important level of anti-Semitism in Spain and highlighted the importance of Education as an instrument for personal development and the role of values.
He stressed that the Spanish educational system is based on the values of the Constitution, “giving special importance to training for peace, respect for human rights, life in common, social cohesion, cooperation and solidarity between the villages”.
Given this reality, the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports has announced the signing of several agreements with the FCJE for the eradication of anti-Semitism, with the Anne Frank Foundation and with the Yad Vashem Foundation of Jerusalem.
For its part, the President of the FCJE, Isaac Querub, has appealed to the Government to lead the fight against anti-Semitism and political parties, civil society and other confessions to join this fight.
Also the ambassador of Israel in Spain, Daniel Kutner, has warned that anti-Semitism is not eradicated, but that surveys show that it is increasing steadily.