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

“The pandemic has created the social conditions where antisemitism thrives,” Moshe Kantor warned at the release of Antisemitism Worldwide report

The significant rise in extremism and the widespread increase in antisemitic conspiracy theories over the last year could have profound effects on Jewish communities in a post-Pandemic world, said EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor at the release of the Annual Report on Antisemitism Worldwide 2020, by the Kantor Center at Tel Aviv University.

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“The pandemic has created the social conditions where antisemitism thrives,” Moshe Kantor warned at the release of Antisemitism Worldwide report

The significant rise in extremism and the widespread increase in antisemitic conspiracy theories over the last year could have profound effects on Jewish communities in a post-Pandemic world, said EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor at the release of the Annual Report on Antisemitism Worldwide 2020, by the Kantor Center at Tel Aviv University.

Events & Meetings

EJC Executive Vice-President and CEO Raya Kalenova addresses European Anti-Racism Summit

EJC Executive Vice-President and CEO Raya Kalenova addressed 2021 European Anti-Racism Summit co-hosted by the European Commission, the  Portuguese Presidency of the European Council and the Anti-Racism and Diversity Intergroup of the European Parliament (ARDI).

Raya Kalenova in conversation with the National Coalition Supporting Eurasian Jewry

EJC Executive Vice-President and CEO Raya Kalenova took part in an online conversation with the National Coalition Supporting Eurasian Jewry (NCSEJ).

Book presentation: “The Star and the Scepter. A diplomatic History of Israel” by Dr Emmanuel Navon

The EJC held a special webinar presenting the latest book by international relations expert Dr. Emmanuel Navon, entitled: ‘The Star and the Scepter. A Diplomatic History of Israel’.

News from Communities

EJC in the media

Euronews: COVID-19 has forced antisemitic hatred online, researchers say

Coronavirus lockdowns shifted some antisemitic hatred online, where conspiracy theories blaming Jews for the pandemic’s medical and economic devastation abounded, researchers said at the release of the report on Antisemitism Worldwide 2020 by the Tel Aviv University’s Kantor Center for the Study of Contemporary European Jewry.

AP: Report: Pandemic amped up antisemitism, forced it online

“Anti-Jewish hatred online never stays online,” said Moshe Kantor, President of the European Jewish Congress. “We have to be prepared that antisemitic conspiracy theories could lead to physical attacks on Jews when lockdowns end.”

JTA: Anti-Semitic assaults worldwide dropped 19% in 2020 due to pandemic, report says

Moshe Kantor, the initiator of the Kantor Center and president of the European Jewish Congress, warned in a statement that the pandemic may have further ripple effects on anti-Semitism.

News & Views

Tripoli authorities secretly trying to convert synagogue into Islamic centre

In utmost secrecy, Libyan authorities are attempting convert the Sla Dar Bishi Synagogue in Tripoli into a modern centre of Islamic culture.

Jordanian professor accuses Jews of “ruling the world, controlling our language”

A Jordanian professor of Islamic law said earlier this month that while the term "Zionists" must be used instead of "Jews" lest one be "cancelled," and that there is no difference between the two.

Legislation Introduced in US Congress to reclaim unpaid insurance policies of Holocaust victims

Nearly 800,000 unclaimed Holocaust-era insurance policies are the focus of new legislation introduced in the US Congress in a bid to “restore the rights of Holocaust-era insurance beneficiaries in recovering billions in unclaimed payments that were left behind amid the chaos and destruction of World War II.”

Life in Israel

Ahead of 73rd Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israel’s population stands at 9.3 million

Ahead of Israel’s celebration of its 73rd anniversary, the population of the Jewish state stands at 9,327,000, the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) announced.

On Yom Hazikaron, President Rivlin tells young generation: “Don’t take Israel for granted”

On Yom HaZikaron, the Memorial Day for the Fallen Soldiers of the Wars of Israel and Victims of Actions of Terrorism, President Reuven Rivlin called on the young generation not to “take Israel for granted.”

Israeli firm’s handheld Covid test gets European approval

An Israeli company has received European approval for its rapid coronavirus test which it is hoped will help kickstart international travel.

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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.