European Jewish Congress condemns attacks on Ruta Vanagaite and decision to prevent publication and distribution of her books in Lithuania

The European Jewish Congress (EJC) strongly condemns the outrageous attacks on Ruta Vanagaite, a Lithuanian author, who has written about Lithuanian complicity in the Holocaust, and which have included threats made against her and a decision to prevent the publication and distribution of her works. “It should be unthinkable that in 2017, books with views that some disagree with are prevented from publication on purely political grounds and is reminiscent of far darker times,” Dr. Moshe Kantor, President of the EJC, said. “Ruta is a brave woman whose voice is...

EJC condemns antisemitic vandalism at Rome’s Olympic Stadium

The European Jewish Congress condemns the behaviour of supporters of an Italian football team on Sunday, October 22. Supporters of S.S. Lazio defaced Rome’s Olympic Stadium following a football...

EJC: Holocaust denial should be outlawed and condemned, not rewarded

The European Jewish Congress (EJC) calls on the Polish Government to rescind the award given to Polish historian Tomasz Panfil, who received a medal from the Polish Minister of...

EJC applauds the Bulgarian Government for officially adopting the working definition of Antisemitism

The European Jewish Congress (EJC) welcomes the decision by the Bulgarian Government to adopt the Working Definition of Antisemitism, as agreed last year at a conference of the Berlin-based...


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

Tomas Sandell, Founder and Director of the European Coalition for Israel and sponsor of the project, moderated the ‘European Report’ of November 2017 focused on antisemitism in Europe today. He was joined by Lars Adaktusson MEP, Benny Fischer from the European Jewish Congress and Johannes Börmann from the European Commission.



Britain’s Gay Times sacks editor after antisemitic and offensive tweets emerge

The editor of the UK’s Gay Times has been sacked for tweeting a series of antisemitic and misogynistic comments as well as using Twitter to attack gay people, homeless people and disabled children.

German court rules that Kuwait Airlines “within its rights” to ban Israeli

A German court has ruled that a Kuwaiti airline was within its rights to refuse to carry an Israeli citizen.

Rabbi Giuseppe Laras, leading figure in Italian Judaism, dies at 82

Rabbi Giuseppe Laras, a leading figure in post-war Italian Judaism, has died.

Spanish court suspends town’s anti-Israel boycott

Last week, a district court in Seville, southern Spain, issued a writ of interim injunction against the City Council of La Roda de Andalucia, halting its boycott of Israeli products as well as its decision to join the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign.

British Second World War fighters honoured in Field of Remembrance

Last week marked the first time that Jewish soldiers from Palestine, who fought against the Nazis as part of the British Army, have been commemorated as part of Remembrance Sunday activities.


Washington Post: How Poland became a breeding ground for Europe’s far right

Few countries suffered as much under the Nazis as Poland did during the Second World War. And yet, more than 70 years later, it has become a center on the continent for the far right, and liberal critics say the government isn’t doing anything about it.


Far-left French MPs leave parliamentary chamber after right-wing MP accuses them of antisemitism

MPs from the French Communist party and from La France Insoumise (France Unbowed, LFI) left the chamber of the National Assembly after right-wing MP Meyer Habib accused them of antisemitism.


Israeli NGO installs sustainable technology for thousands of African refugees

The Israeli NGO “Innovation: Africa” is teaming with UNICEF of Cameroon to provide solar power, clean water and healthcare to tens...




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