The constitution and laws provide for freedom of religion and prohibit discrimination based on religion. Church and state are separate. The government granted broadcast time on national media networks for an International Holocaust Remembrance Day message.
Anti-Semitic graffiti and online commentary surged briefly during the summer conflict in Gaza. The senate and the Ministry of Education and Culture’s Honorary Commission against Racism, Xenophobia, and All Forms of Discrimination condemned such acts and Jewish leaders reported effective cooperation with the government.
U.S. embassy officials met with the government and religious leaders to discuss religious freedom and tolerance. During these meetings, government officials and religious and civil society leaders stated the government respects religious freedom and that society exhibits a high degree of religious tolerance.