European
Jewish
Congress
Uniting European Jewish Communities
European
Jewish
Congress
Uniting European Jewish Communities

EJC President Kantor applauds overdue decision by Facebook to ban Holocaust denial

EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor has welcomed the decision by Facebook to ban Holocaust denial or distortion, and to better inform the public about the Holocaust.

Statements

EJC President Kantor applauds overdue decision by Facebook to ban Holocaust denial

EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor has welcomed the decision by Facebook to ban Holocaust denial or distortion, and to better inform the public about the Holocaust.

EJC President Kantor welcomes the branding of Golden Dawn as a criminal organization

EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor has welcomed the landmark decision by a Greek court to brand the neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn a criminal organization and declared that senior members of the party were guilty of running a criminal organization.

EJC condemns attack on Hamburg synagogue

The European Jewish Congress strongly condemns an antisemitic attack that wounded one outside a synagogue in Hamburg.

EJC calls on Scandinavian countries to follow Finland’s example and ban the antisemitic Nordic Resistance Movement

The EJC calls on the governments of Denmark, Iceland, Norway and Sweden to follow the recent example of Finland and ban the Neo-Nazi Nordic Resistance Movement.

Five Jews who made a splash in Israel in 5780

The European Jewish Congress is proud and honoured to announce that Dr. Moshe Kantor has been recognised as one of five Jewish leaders who shaped the year 5780 by the Israeli newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth and warmly congratulates him for this outstanding recognition.

Major Jewish organizations launch unified position on tackling antisemitism online

The European Jewish Congress, along with major Jewish organizations working with the EU institutions, has launched a unified position on tackling antisemitism online, in response to the Digital Services Act consultation by the European Commission.

Events & Meetings

EJC Executive VP and CEO Raya Kalenova addresses commemoration ceremony of the Halle attack

EJC Executive Vice-President and CEO Raya Kalenova addressed the Halle attack commemoration ceremony hosted by the Permanent Representation of the Federal Republic of Germany to the EU and organised in partnership with the EJC.

Dr. Moshe Kantor opens international medical conference on COVID-19 lessons

EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor gave opening remarks at the online conference: "COVID-19: Sharing the international lessons learned", organised by the UK's Royal Society of Medicine, in partnership with the Kantor Charitable Foundation.

EJC Executive Vice President and CEO Raya Kalenova addresses webinar on the Double German Presidency

EJC Executive Vice-President and CEO Raya Kalenova took part in the Webinar "An accelerated push to tackle antisemitism: The Double German Presidency" hosted by MEP Nicola Beer and MEP Sergey Lagodinsky, Chair and Vice-Chair of WGAS.

News from Communities

Turkish Jews celebrate European Days of Jewish Culture with online activities

The Turkish Jewish community has organised a series of of events in the framework of the the European Days of Jewish Culture, which will be available online.

Jewish museum of Switzerland to move to new location in 2023

The Jewish Museum of Switzerland is moving to a new location within the city of Basel.

BBC apologises for broadcasting appeal of convicted Hamas terrorist

The BBC apologised after its Arabic channel broadcasted an appeal by convicted Hamas terrorist Ahlam Tamimi to be reunited with her husband.

Hastings Council adopts IHRA definition of antisemitism

The Council of Hastings, in southern England has voted unanimously to adopt the IHRA working definition of antisemitism after a long-running campaign by a city councillor who quit Labour in protest at Jeremy Corbyn’s failure over anti-Jewish racism.

Estonia imposes entry ban on Hezbollah affiliates

The Estonian government has imposed an entry ban on Hezbollah affiliates - belonging either to Hezbollah's political or military wing - whose activity supports terrorism.

EJC in the media

Ynet News: Five Jews who made a splash in Israel in 5780

From changing the face of the Middle East to building a world-class cycling team, redefining our social media to recruiting world leaders in the fight against antisemitism - these five men have made an undeniable impact on Israeli life over the past 12 months

Op-ed by Moshe Kantor : A nuclear Iran means a regional hegemon and a global threat

"The Islamic Republic's aggressive actions over the past five years and its efforts to destabilize the region are clear and it would use its position as a nuclear power to entice countries seemingly beyond its reach to create a new world order," writes Dr. Moshe Kantor in an op-ed in Yedioth Ahronoth.

Op-ed by Moshe Kantor: The interconnectedness of Jewish and Portuguese people

"The amendment to the Portuguese Nationality Law in 2015 to offer citizenship to the descendants of Sephardic Jews of Portuguese origin was so important. It reconnects what was disconnected, rights a horrible injustice, and extends a hand of warm embrace to those whose ancestors were forced out," writes EJC president Dr. Moshe Kantor.

News & Views

TikTok says it will crack down on antisemitism, white nationalism

Video snippet sharing sensation TikTok said it is cracking down on hateful content, banning antisemitic stereotypes and white nationalism posts.

Albania adopts IHRA definition of antisemitism

The Albanian parliament has endorsed the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s working definition of antisemitism, making the country one of the first Muslim-majority countries to adopt the definition.

Holocaust survivors reunite 71 years later — thanks to Yom Kippur Zoom prayer

US Holocaust survivors Ruth Brandspiegel and Israel “Sasha” Eisenberg call their reunion a miracle that began on the holiest day in Judaism, and it only happened thanks to a prayer service that was held virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Life in Israel

UAE submits official request to open embassy in Tel Aviv

The United Arab Emirates officially requested to open an embassy in Tel Aviv, during its first-ever government delegation’s visit to Israel.

Israel, Bahrain sign peace statement in Manama

Israel and Bahrain signed a “joint communique on establishing peaceful and diplomatic relations” during the visit of a high-level Israeli government delegation to Manama.

First Etihad passenger plane lands in Israel

The first Etihad Airways commercial flight arrived at Ben-Gurion Airport.

Galleries

Halle Attack Commemoration Ceremony at the German Permanent Representation

The German Perm Rep together with the European Jewish Congress and B'nai B’rith International held a commemoration ceremony for the first anniversary of the Halle attack.

Address by EJC Executive Vice President and CEO Raya Kalenova, one year after the Halle attack

One year after the attack on Halle synagogue, EJC Executive Vice President and CEO Raya Kalenova addressed the community in a video message.

EP WGAS – 5781 Rosh HaShana Greetings

In a video, Members of the European Parliament Working Group Against Antisemitism address their greetings for Rosh Hashana.

Shoah Commemoration

More than 70 years after the Shoah, the systematic murder of six million Jews by the Nazis and their collaborators, representing a third of the world’s Jewish population and a half of Europe’s, it is incumbent upon us as Jews and as Europeans to maintain the memory of this most unique of genocides and to draw the lessons from it for our own days.

We must seek different methods to convey the same message of where hatred and intolerance and antisemitism lead. The most important of these is through education and the EJC works with governments and local authorities to ensure the insertion and maintenance of Holocaust education in curricula and non-curricula activities.

About us

The EJC was created to give a unified voice to Jewish communities around Europe, representing their common interests and concerns, but at the same time allowing smaller Jewish communities a wider platform to express their specific needs.

It federates democratically elected national Jewish community organisations in over 40 European countries uniting 2.5 million Jews across the continent.