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B’nai B’rith World Center director Alan Schneider participated in July in the inaugural meeting of the Knesset Lobby for the Struggle Against Antisemitism. At the beginning of the meeting Lobby chairman MK Shimon Ohayon (Likud Yisrael Beitenu) pointed to recent indents of antisemitism, such as the display of a Star of David on a pig by former Pink Floyd vocalist Roger Waters during a concert and the rise of the Jobbik party in Hungary. He said that one of the responsibilities of the lobby will be to promote the passage of legislation in foreign parliaments that will criminalize anti-Semitic behavior such as this. Minister for Diaspora Affairs Naftali Bennett (HaBayit HaYehudi) noted that antisemitism is not new but has plagued the Jewish people since the Exodus from Egypt when the ancient Hebrews were attacked by Amalek. (More of this story here)