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Sweden to host International Conference against Anti-Semitism

Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven announced that Sweden will host an International Conference against Anti-Semitism in memory of the Holocaust in October 2020.
Sweden to host International Conference against Anti-Semitism

Details:

  • It will be held in Malmo, Southern Sweden, on October 27th and 28th, 20 years after the Declaration of the Stockholm International Forum on the Holocaust and 75 years after the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp.
  • The decision to fight against anti-Semitism is taken by Sweden after relations with Israel have been in trouble since the Nordic state's recognition of a Palestinian state by Lofven's Government in 2014.
  • After the attacks in Paris and Copenhagen in 2015, the Simon Wiesenthal Centre had called for a European conference against anti-Semitism.

About Anti-Semitism:

  • Anti-Semitism is a hostility to, prejudice, or discrimination against Jews.
  • A person who holds such positions is called an antisemite.
  • It is generally considered to be a form of racism.

Question:

Q. Which country will host an International Conference against Anti-Semitism in memory of the Holocaust in October 2020?
a. Sweden
b. Germany
c. France
d. England
Sweden to host International Conference against Anti-Semitism Sweden to host International Conference against Anti-Semitism Reviewed by Neha on May 28, 2019 Rating: 5

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