"For us it is clear as daylight. Antisemitism is a presence in society that destroys society itself," said Rivlin. "We…
“For us it is clear as daylight. Antisemitism is a presence in society that destroys society itself,” said Rivlin.
“We try to explain to the whole world that if you do not fight anti-Semitism, it will hit your societies. There are stereotypes present in communities that create lack of understanding, treatment of minorities that are not human or morally corrupt societies.”  “We are diligent and we must be even more diligent to explain in all the places where anti-semitism spreads or returns, that we are not ready to accept it.” Rivlin told CNN.
The Israeli President also raised neo-fascism in Europe and other parts of the world, saying: “Someone who is neo-fascist is truly a person who opposes the spirit, principles and values of Israel.”
Last In the summer, Rivlin met with Hungarian President Viktor Orban, repeatedly accused of using anti-Semitic languages of the UN.
Orban has largely been nationalist and immigrant, often calling for “ethnic homogeneity”.
Rivlin told me at the time: “I know what you are doing against anti-Semitism. I know the efforts. But we must remember, when we never say again, that neo-fascism and nasal fascist groups are a real danger to the free the existence of the world. “
In June, Rivlin also welcomed Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz to Jerusalem. Kurz’s coalition includes the right-wing party, which has Nazi roots.
In an extradition of the meeting of the Israeli government agency, Rivlin said that even if you got Europe’s complex political reality, you can not have elements that support the state of Israel but also hold positions that are racist or anti-Semitic.
“This is impossible,” told Rivlin for CNN. “It is impossible to say that we admire the state of Israel and we want to be connected with the state of Israel, but we are Newfascists.”
On Tuesday, Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told CNN in an exclusive interview that he was concerned about the results of the CNN’s anti-Semitism investigation, but not surprised.
“Anti-Semitism is an old disease, and when it raises its ugly head, it first attacks the Jews, but it never ends with it, it sweeps whole societies,” Netanyahu said.
“I saw Viktor Orban in Hungary – he has opened a center against anti-semitism. I saw Sebastian Kurz in Austria – he only held a conference against anti-Semitism, and that is encouraging,” Netanyahu said.
Rivlin echoed Netanyahu language, describing it as a “evil disease” that can exist somewhere. “Evil can spit in all societies who fail to investigate themselves, who do not remember the past, and fail to train,” he told CNN.