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Jewish leaders question timing of EU summit

Scheduling conflict with Yom Kippur holiday raises concern amid rising rhetoric about ‘Christian Europe.’

Austria’s scheduling of an EU leaders’ summit to begin on Yom Kippur — the Jewish Day of Atonement — is raising questions of cultural sensitivity at a time of rising pro-Christian rhetoric among European politicians and…

Kop 5eJewish leaders said the scheduling conflict reflects an unfortunate but unsurprising lack of attention to their religious calendar.

The situation is especially awkward for Austria, which holds the rotating presidency of the Council of the EU and has long struggled with allegations of…

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