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European Jewish and Muslim activists press case against anti-Semitism in DC visit
Three young Europeans — two Muslims and a Jew — met with Obama administration and congressional officials to press for action against anti-Semitism in Europe.
The three activists were in Washington this week to receive this year's Human Rights First Award, which is bestowed by the group of the same name.
The activists are Jane Braden-Golay, a Swiss national who until recently headed the European Union of Jewish Students and initiated a number of interfaith and intercommunity efforts against bigotry with Muslims, Roma and Armenians; Siavosh Derakhti, a Muslim from Malmo, Sweden, who formed a group to combat anti-Semitism in his hometown; and Niddal El-Jabri, a Palestinian Dane who organized a "ring of peace" around a Copenhagen synagogue that had been hit by a deadly attack in February.
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