Conference of European Rabbis calls out Sweden for neglecting its Jewish citizens.
The Vatican and European Jewish leadership discussed their mutual interests in combating racism and what they perceive as a disappearing freedom of religion.
The event included work sessions that featured case studies and exchange of information on the status of religious freedoms in European countries and initiatives to limit them.
The Conference of European Rabbis is the primary rabbinical alliance in Europe, bringing together for more than 700 religious leaders of the mainstream synagogue communities in Europe.
The debate within the party, which has seven of 169 seats in parliament, is part of a larger dilemma facing left-wing parties in Europe.
Some Jewish organizations see the ruling as an affront to religious freedom, while others see it as a victory for secularism over radical Islamists.
Jewish leaders taught basic defense moves, first aid to enable them to better protect community members in case of emergency.
Decision elicits praise for repudiating PACE resolution equating the Jewish practice to mutilation.