EJC IN ACTION

STATEMENTS

EJC’s leading Security and Crisis Centre offers its experience and assistance to American Jewish community

SACC by EJC has offered its knowledge, experience and expertise to the American Jewish community in general and the Pittsburgh Jewish community in particular after the shooting massacre at the Tree of Life Synagogue which claimed the lives of 11 worshipers on Saturday.

EJC expresses shock and sadness after massacre in Pittsburgh

The European Jewish Congress (EJC) expresses shock and sadness at the terrible attack on the Tree Of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh.

EJC’s Security and Crisis Centre Holds Conference with Senior Greek Officials in Athens after Recent Devastating Fire

EJC’s Security and Crisis Centre (SACC) held a high-level conference on crisis management titled “Security and Societal Resilience in the 21st Century: New Challenges” with senior Greek officials, including diplomats, members of parliament and civil protection authorities in order to study and analyse the dramatic consequences of the recent devastating fires which ravaged Greece’s Attica Region.

Holocaust memory in Hungary is not a plaything to reward political friends

“The Holocaust and the memory of the last terrible act of the Holocaust, the systematic deportation of more than 400,000 Hungarian Jews in the space of only eight weeks in the summer of 1944 to Auschwitz, is not a plaything for the Hungarian government to award to its political supporters,” EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor said.

EVENTS & MEETINGS

Dr Moshe Kantor addresses WJC Governing Board Meeting in Paris

EJC President and Chairman of the WJC Policy Council, Dr Moshe Kantor, addressed the WJC Governing Board Meeting, which was held at the headquarters of UNESCO in Paris.

NEWS

NEWS FROM COMMUNITIES

Dutch prosecutors: Stabber arrested by police was seeking Jews and Christians

A Syrian asylum seeker shot by police officers in The Hague after stabbing three people was looking for Jewish or Christian victims, prosecutors said.

Rome mayor to rename streets which honour fascists

Rome will rename a series of streets currently christened after fascists who backed antisemitic laws during the dictatorship of Benito Mussolini.

British Jews apply for foreign passports as insurance policy

Thousands of British Jews have applied for foreign passports since 2016, driven mainly by a desire to retain EU citizenship after Brexit but also by fears over rising antisemitism.

Merkel slams neo-Nazi views at scene of far right rally in Germany

German Chancellor Angela Merkel visited a city that was shaken by violent, far-right protests three months ago and appealed to Germans not to cross a line when venting anger about issues such as immigration.

Ex-Nazi guard testifies at trial in Germany

A former Nazi concentration camp guard on trial on hundreds of counts of accessory to murder has testified he was aware that inmates were dying but says he didn’t know they were being killed.

EJC IN THE MEDIA

Jerusalem Post: What is Europe without Jews?

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz recently stated, “Europe without Jews cannot be Europe.” His country currently holds the presidency of the Council of the European Union until the end of this year. Austria is organizing a conference on antisemitism on November 20-21 in Vienna, jointly with the European Jewish Congress.

NEWS & VIEWS

Strong condemnations of Hamas from European countries after rocket barrage into Israel

France, Germany, Britain and the Czech Republic all issued strong condemnations of Hamas, while Turkey called for an end to “Israel’s attacks”.

LIFE IN ISRAEL

Record number of tourists visit Israel in 2018

The number of incoming tourists to Israel surpassed last year’s record of 3.6 million on Friday, and the Tourism Ministry is projecting entries will exceed four million by December 31.

MEDIA

PHOTO GALLERY

VIDEO GALLERY

Dr. Moshe Kantor presented with the keys of the city of Florence by Mayor Dario Nardella

 

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