EJC hosts dinner in honour of the Hungarian Presidency of the Council of the EU

European Jewish Congress Vice-President Raya Kalenova hosted a dinner in honour of the upcoming Hungarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

Statements

European Jewish Congress shocked by ICC prosecutor’s demand to arrest Israeli leaders

The European Jewish Congress is appalled by the decision of the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to request arrest warrants for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defence Minister Yoav Gallant on alleged war crimes charges.

Events & Meetings

EJC hosts dinner in honour of the Hungarian Presidency of the Council of the EU

European Jewish Congress Vice-President Raya Kalenova hosted a dinner in honour of the upcoming Hungarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

News from Communities

EJC in the media

EJC President Ariel Muzicant op-ed in Jerusalem Post: “Removing agency from Jews in their own self defense is always antisemitism”

"Today, the ivory towers of international justice organisations once again believe that Jews should have no agency over the protection of their own lives. How else to explain the perverse decision of the ICC Chief Prosecutor to seek arrest warrants for those who seek to stop Jews being murdered?" said EJC President Ariel Muzicant.

News & Views

WSJ reports that Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar insists that civilian bloodshed in Gaza is a necessary sacrifice

Sinwar communicated to Hamas militants that he had no interest in pursuing a ceasefire with Israel, as he believed that the growing civilian death toll would serve to benefit Hamas more than a cessation of fighting would.

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.