EJC calls on European nations to take punitive action after attacks on Gothenburg synagogue and kosher restaurant in Amsterdam

The European Jewish Congress calls on Sweden and other European nations to take strong punitive action after Molotov cocktails were thrown at a synagogue in Gothenburg, an attack on a kosher restaurant in Amsterdam and demonstrators were heard chanting murderous slogans against Jews in several European cities over the weekend.

EJC expresses disappointment over EU High Representative Mogherini’s statement on Jerusalem and calls for greater balance and prioritizing peace

The European Jewish Congress has expressed disappointment at the statement released by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini following the announcement by US President Trump on recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

EJC President Kantor welcomes US administration recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and calls on European states to follow suit

EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor has welcomed the decision by the US administration to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel. “This recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel is important, and we hope that European states will follow suit” Dr. Kantor said.

EJC unequivocally supports Belgian Jewish community’s lawsuit to overturn ban on kosher slaughter

The EJC fully and unequivocally supports the Belgian Jewish community’s filing of a lawsuit to Belgium’s Constitutional Court, challenging a law passed earlier in the year in the country banning the kosher slaughter of animals.


EJC participates in European Parliament Conference on New Antisemitism

EJC Executive Vice-President Raya Kalenova took part in a Conference on New Antisemitism at the European Parliament (EP) on 7 December 2017, hosted by MEP Péter Niedermüller, Member of the Delegation for relations with Israel, MEP Fulvio Martusciello, Chair of the Delegation for relations with Israel, and MEP Heinz K. Becker, Chair of the EP Working Group on Antisemitism.



Film about Kielce pogrom goes on release

“Bogdan's Journey” (Polish title "Przy Planty 7/9") is the title of a new documentary film on a pogrom that took place in the south-central Polish town of Kielce on 4 July 1946, well over a year after the end of the Second World War.

London football club hosts relatives of Israelis killed in terrorist attacks

A London football club hosted 15 young Israelis from families who lost loved ones to terrorist attacks.

French rabbi and educator Josy Eisenberg dies

French rabbi, author, producer and broadcaster Josy Eisenberg passed away on Friday aged 83.

Masked men attack Swedish synagogue with petrol bombs

A synagogue in the Swedish city of Gothenburg was attacked by around 20 masked men.

Swedish prime minister condemns outbreak of antisemitism

Sweden’s prime minister and other senior officials condemned a series of antisemitic incidents over the weekend.


Judische Algemeine: “No longer acceptable”

After anti-Semitic incidents: European Jewish Congress calls for tougher punitive measures


Netnyahu tells Macron: Paris is the capital of France, Jerusalem is the capital of Israel

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu told French President Emmanuel Macron, “Paris is the capital of France, Jerusalem is the capital of Israel”, as they met in Paris amid heightened tensions in the West Bank.


Record number of women in army combat units

Israel's army said on Sunday that the number of women serving in its combat units had reached a record level this year, as it seeks to further boost such participation.




European Report November 2017
Antisemitism in Europe today. Is it still a threat to free and open society?