70 years of a wonderful story: EJC celebrates Israel’s independence

The European Jewish Congress would like to express its joy on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of Yom Ha’atzmaut, the Israeli Day of Independence.

Kantor Center Annual Report on Antisemitism Worldwide 2017: The Year the Mask Came Off

"Neither the public nor the private space are perceived as safe for Jews, as was seen by the recent horrific and brutal murder of Mireille Knoll, who survived the Holocaust to be stabbed and burnt in her home. The general feeling shared by Jews, as individuals and as a community, is that antisemitism has entered a new phase, and is widespread in most parts of the world,” said Dr. Moshe Kantor.

EJC condemns horrific murder of Mireille Knoll

The European Jewish Congress condemns the horrific murder of Holocaust survivor Mireille Knoll in Paris last Friday, in a sordid echo of the murder of Sarah Halimi almost one year ago.

EJC supports the ‘Enough is Enough’ call to action against antisemitism in the Labour Party

It has been abundantly clear for too long that the Labour leadership under Jeremy Corbyn has at best a massive blind spot when it comes to antisemitism, and at worst openly encourages hatred and double-standards against Jews.


EJC joins commemoration ceremony for Mireille Knoll at French embassy in Brussels

"We, the European Jewish Congress, representing 42 Jewish communities in Europe, stand in solidarity with the Knoll family, the French Jewish community and the French Republic," said EJC Director of Legal and Public Affairs Ariella Woitchik at the ceremony.



75th anniversary of Warsaw Ghetto uprising remembered

Polish President Andrzej Duda on Thursday honoured the young Jews who launched the Warsaw Ghetto uprising against the Nazis 75 years ago, but also used the occasion to reject claims that Poles had a hand in the Holocaust.

Leading member of Romania’s ruling party says country will move embassy to Jerusalem

According to Liviu Dragnea, the president of Romania's Chamber of Deputies and a leading member of the country's ruling party, Romania will soon move its embassy to Jerusalem.

Belgian Jews welcome beginning of criminal trial proceedings against Jewish museum terrorists

The Coordinating Committee of Belgian Jewish Organisations has welcomed the start of criminal trial proceedings against Mehdi Nemmouche and Nacer Bendrer.

Teens apologise for bomb threat against Malmö Jewish centre

The Jewish community centre Malmö received an apology from two kids who made a bomb threat to the centre in December.

Attack on Jewish men in Berlin caught on video

Two Jewish men were physically assaulted in Berlin after being jeered and insulted by the attacker and his friends. In the video of the attack, the youth is heard repeating "Yahudi," meaning "Jew" in Arabic.


Washington Post: Video shows belt wielding assailant screaming ‘Jew’ as he attacks two people on a Berlin street

“There has been an increase in open, unashamed and explicit hatred directed against Jews. The Jew as exploiter, the Jew as killer, the Jew as banker. It is like we have regressed 100 years,” EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor was quoted as saying in a statement last week.


European Parliament calls for release of Israelis held in Gaza

The European Parliament condemned Hamas and called for the release of Israeli citizens held in Gaza and for the retrieval of the bodies of Israeli soldiers bodies held by the terror group.


As Israel celebrates 70th birthday, population grows to 8.842 million

Ahead of Israel's 70th Independence Day, the population of Israel has increased more than tenfold from 806,000 at the country’s establishment in 1948 to approximately 8.842 million today, according to data the Central Bureau of Statistics.




Address by Dr Moshe Kantor, EJC President, at the Conference ‘An End to Antisemitism!’ in Vienna