EJC welcomes landmark agreement for the eradication of antisemitism in Spain

"We welcome this very positive initiative of the Spanish government to work with the Jewish community and with educators and we urge other European governments to see this as a positive prototype to implement in their own countries", said Dr. Moshe Kantor.

Dr. Moshe Kantor Calls for Ambitious and Practical Solutions at the “An End to Antisemitism!” Conference in Vienna

EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor called for a full recognition of the severity of antisemitism and for finding practical solutions at the “An End to Antisemitism!” conference held in Vienna this week.

EJC presents Golden Vision award to Lithuanian writer Ruta Vanagaite

"Setting aside her personal interests, Ruta Vanagaite risked her safety and her livelihood for the sake of historical truth and for the sake of the future of her country. By bringing painful subjects to light regardless of the personal cost, she acted as a true patriot of her country", said Dr. Moshe Kantor.

Joint letter by Jewish organisations to President Antonio Tajani opposing the invitation of Omar Barghouti to the European Parliament

The objectives of the BDS movement and the repeated antisemitic statements of Mr. Barghouti himself directly harm Europe’s Jewish communities, and are not compatible with European values. They also directly oppose and undermine the dialogue-based and constructive peace process between Israel and the Palestinians that the EU supports as an honest broker.


EJC takes part in ECTR Round Table ‘Tackling Extremism and Intolerance in a Diverse Society’ in Monaco

An EJC delegation headed by Executive Vice-President Raya Kalenova participated at the Round Table of the European Council for Tolerance and Reconciliation (ECTR) “Tackling Extremism and Intolerance in a Diverse Society” in Monaco.



Polish diplomat seeks removal of term “Polish police” on Yad Vashem exhibit

A top Polish diplomat vowed to “intervene” in having text removed from the Yad Vashem Holocaust museum in Israel that speaks of “Polish police” under Nazi occupation.

New German foreign minister says he entered politics because of Auschwitz

“For me, German-Israeli history does not only entail a historic responsibility. For me personally, it is a deep motivation of my political activity,” said Heiko Maas at his inauguration.

Bulgarian State Archives open exhibition marking 75th anniversary of saving of Bulgarian Jews

A documentary exhibition entitled "1943: Persecution and Defence. The Fate of the Bulgarian Jews" opened at the country’s Archives State Agency on March 15.

New Polish holiday to honour Poles who saved Jews in the Holocaust

Polish lawmakers have approved a new national holiday honouring the Poles who risked their lives to save Jews during the Holocaust.

Sweden’s Social Democrats pledge to ban religious schools

Sweden’s governing Social Democrats pledged to ban religious schools in an effort to combat segregation. It is not thought that the country's single Jewish school will be affected by any proposed ban.


Raya Kalenova: MEP Ana Gomes is calling Jewish organisations a ‘perverse lobby’

"According to the working definition of antisemitism, this would amount to mendacious and demonising allegations of Jews as a collective. No wonder that the S&D group did not want to be associated with such an event", writes EJC Executive Vice-President Raya Kalenova.


Netanyahu opens exhibit at UN honouring 3,000 years of Jewish history

"This is a magnificent exhibit," Netanyahu said. "There is a long history that is being cherished by us and by the friends of the Jewish people and is being denied by those who seek to erase the history of our people, our connection to our land and our connection to our eternal capital, Jerusalem."


Israeli hospital treats Syrians suffering from emotional trauma

The Galilee Medical Centre in northern Israel has treated more than 2,300 Syrians over the past five years, almost half of whom were women and children; this, as part of the Israeli army's Operation Good Neighbour, which grants wounded Syrians access to Israeli health facilities.




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