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The U.S. government should lead internationally on combating antisemitism.

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April 17, 2014
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First condemns reports that Jews in Eastern Ukraine are being asked to register with regional authorities or risk deportation. The organization urges authorities to...
April 07, 2014
In the course of an investigation in Hungary of the rise of far-right political parties and their effect on human rights, Human Rights First has found credible evidence of election and other law...
April 07, 2014
Budapest, Hungary – Human Rights First today urged the Obama Administration to place a greater priority on the U.S.-Hungarian relationship after Sunday’s election that solidified the power of...
November 26, 2013
Washington, DC – Today, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and Human Rights First urged Secretary of State John Kerry to use the United States’ participation in the upcoming Organization...
August 07, 2013
Washington, D.C. – In a letter today Human Rights First’s President and CEO Elisa Massimino urged President Obama to raise Greece’s struggles to combat antisemitism and hate crime...
February 27, 2013
Washington, DC – Amidst a recent rise of antisemitic violence in Europe, North America, and the former Soviet Union, Human Rights First’s President and CEO Elisa Massimino will testify...
February 26, 2013
Human Rights First President and CEO Elisa Massimino will testify on Wednesday, February 27 at 9am EST before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs on the alarming rise of antisemitism in Europe and...

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Factsheet | April 01, 2014
As Hungary’s April 6 Parliamentary elections approach, there are growing concerns about the increase in overt and covert   neo-fascist, anti-Semitic, and anti-Roma rhetoric from the far-...
Factsheet | March 27, 2014
On April 6, Hungary will hold its parliamentary elections under a revamped electoral system, and starting May 18, it will also hold elections for the European Parliament. Both elections will be...
Letter | August 06, 2013
In a letter, Human Rights First’s President and CEO Elisa Massimino urged President Obama to raise Greece’s struggles to combat antisemitism and hate crime during his meeting with Greek Prime...
Opinions | March 19, 2013
Op-ed by Elisa Massimino. Recently a lawmaker in Greece’s national parliament denounced his government’s call for Greeks to observe a day of commemoration, calling it “unacceptable.” The target of...