EJC IN ACTION

STATEMENTS

Joint statement of the European Jewish Congress and the Lithuanian Jewish Community

The EJC and the LJC encourage further respectful discussion on the topic of the tragedy of Lithuanian Jews during the Holocaust in order to allow for the restoration of historical justice.

EJC expresses grave concern about the Freedom Party joining the Austrian Government

The European Jewish Congress has expressed grave concern over reports that The Freedom Party (FPÖ) - led by Heinz-Christian Strache - has agreed to enter into an Austrian government coalition with Chancellor Sebastian Kurz’s centre-right People’s Party.

EJC welcomes Swedish Prime Minister at its headquarters after wave of antisemitic attacks

The European Jewish Congress welcomed the Prime Minister of Sweden Stefan Löfven to its office in Brussels ahead of the EU summit.

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.

EVENTS & MEETINGS

Follow the 2018 International Holocaust Commemoration Day Ceremony Live

The European Parliament, in partnership with the European Jewish Congress, will host its annual International Holocaust Commemoration Day Ceremony on Wednesday, January 24th 2018 at 12:00 CET.

We are pleased to announce that Live Streaming will be available at the EJC website on the day of the ceremony. Social media coverage will be posted under #IHCD18

NEWS

NEWS FROM COMMUNITIES

Board of Deputies calls for dismissal of London coroner

The Board of Deputies of British Jews is calling for a Senior Coroner for Inner North London to be removed following a deeply disappointing meeting, where she showed little interest in addressing the Jewish community’s concerns in her work.

Jewish Labour leader criticises party over inaction on antisemitism

The Jewish Labour Movement has criticised the Labour party for failing to deal with a number of incidents of antisemitism, saying that it did not appear serious about tackling antisemitism in the party’s ranks

Italian woman who sirvived Auschwitz given top honour

A woman who was one of the few Italian children to survive deportation to a Nazi death camp has been made a senator-for-life in Italy.

Vandals target Amsterdam synagogue and hospice

Police in the Netherlands are investigating vandalism at a synagogue and a hospice for people dying of terminal diseases.

German MPs vote to install commissioner to fight antisemitism

German lawmakers voted on Thursday to install a commissioner who would coordinate government activities against antisemitism.

EJC IN THE MEDIA

Daily Mail: Legal fight is launched to stop Belgium’s ban on kosher animal slaughter

'Legislators have given Belgian Jews a worrisome political signal, by trumping their right to practice their faith, in violation of the crucial principle of separation of Church and State', said CCOJB President Yohan Benizri.

NEWS & VIEWS

ADL: White Supremacist Murders More Than Doubled in 2017

The report, called “Murder and Extremism in the United States in 2017” and published by the ADL’s Centre on Extremism, found that ‘white supremacists and other far-right extremists were responsible for 59% of all extremist-related fatalities in the US in 2017, up dramatically from 20% in 2016.”

LIFE IN ISRAEL

High-speed train from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem makes first test run

The high-speed train from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem made its first test run on Tuesday, carrying Transportation Minister Israel Katz and a large number of excited press photographers and reporters.

MEDIA

PHOTO GALLERY

VIDEO GALLERY

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

 

SHOAH COMMEMORATION