By Amiram Barkat

The fourth conference of the Global Forum Against Anti-Semitism took place in Jerusalem this week, for the first time under the patronage of the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In a break with the past, the foreign ministry is of the opinion today that combating anti-Semitism is an Israeli interest; but subjugating the struggle against anti-Semitism to Israel’s diplomatic agenda could be problematic. It is reasonable to assume that Israel will not allow activity against anti-Semitism in a particular country to undermine its interests in that country.