A top American Jewish Committee official told a New Jersey audience Sept. 15 that making contacts in the Muslim communities of Europe can help alleviate anti-Semitism there.

"It is not just a matter of governments speaking out. It is a matter of finding contacts who are effective in communities that are the source of this problem — the Muslim communities in Belgium, France, Germany, and including the Turkish and North African population in Germany," said Jason Isaacson, director of government and international affairs at AJC's Washington, DC, office.

Speaking to some 50 people at a meeting of AJC's fledgling Bergen County Region in a Wyckoff living room, Isaacson said his organization maintains relationships with both grassroots Muslim community leaders and government officials in many parts of the world.

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