EJC Director of European Affairs addresses FRA event on the release of its third survey on antisemitism

EJC Director of European Affairs spoke about how the concerning findings of the 2023 survey relate to the experiences of Jewish communities in Europe, amid the dramatic rise of antisemitism both online and offline, even before the Hamas massacre of 7 October.

Statements

EJC rejects claims accusing incoming EU Council President António Costa of antisemitism

The EJC and its Portuguese affiliate, the Jewish Community of Lisbon, express their absolute rejection of attempts to impute antisemitic intent to the Costa government's actions in tightening regulations on the granting of Portuguese citizenship to descendants of Sephardic Jews.

Events & Meetings

EJC Director of European Affairs addresses FRA event on the release of its third survey on antisemitism

EJC Director of European Affairs spoke about how the concerning findings of the 2023 survey relate to the experiences of Jewish communities in Europe, amid the dramatic rise of antisemitism both online and offline, even before the Hamas massacre of 7 October.

News from Communities

EJC in the media

JC: “What does the rise of Mélenchon mean for French Jews?”

A spokesperson from the European Jewish Congress (EJC) told the JC that LFI’s success “is a serious cause for concern due to Mélenchon’s repeated antisemitic statements and targeting of French Jewish organisations."

News & Views

FRA survey shows high levels of antisemitism for European Jews even before the Hamas massacre of October 7th

The survey revealed that 80% of respondents viewed antisemitism as a major problem, and 90% had encountered online antisemitism, illustrating the concerning situation for European Jewish communities months before the deadliest attacks on Jews since the Holocaust.

Life in Israel

Israel rescues four hostages held by Hamas in Gaza

Four Israeli hostages who were held by Hamas were rescued in a military operation of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), Shin Bet and the Israeli police counter terrorism unit.

Galleries

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.