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

The new Polish restitution law is discriminatory and immoral, says EJC President Kantor

EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor has slammed the passing of a bill by the Polish Senate which would make it far harder for Jews to claim restitution on properties appropriated and stolen during the Holocaust era.

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The new Polish restitution law is discriminatory and immoral, says EJC President Kantor

EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor has slammed the passing of a bill by the Polish Senate which would make it far harder for Jews to claim restitution on properties appropriated and stolen during the Holocaust era.

Events & Meetings

Raya Kalenova addresses Global Forum for Combating Antisemitism

EJC Executive Vice-President and CEO Raya Kalenova addressed the 7th Global Forum for Combating Antisemitism (GFCA), held in Jerusalem. 

Ariella Woitchik addresses conference on protection of Jewish cemeteries

EJC Director of European Affairs Ariella Woitchik addressed an online conference on the protection of Jewish Cemeteries in Europe.

WGAS MEPs discuss upcoming Strategy on combating antisemitism with European Commission Vice-President Schinas

The members of the European Parliament Working Group Against Antisemitism (WGAS) and European Commission Vice-President Margaritis Schinas held a meeting to discuss the Commission's upcoming strategy on combatting antisemitism and fostering Jewish life.

News from Communities

EJC in the media

The Jerusalem Post : “Polish Law preventing restitution of Jewish property passes in Senate”

“This is not just another law, it is legalized theft, and the language is written in such a way that it implicitly seeks to single out Jews as undeserving of retrieving what was stolen from them,” said EJC President Moshe Kantor.

Jewish Press: European Jewry Underlines Need for IHRA Antisemitism Definition As Attacks Skyrocket

The recent rise in antisemitism during the conflict between Israel and Hamas demonstrates the importance of the definition established with its examples by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance, European Jewish Congress President Dr. Moshe Kantor said this week.

Op-Ed by Dr. Moshe Kantor in the Jerusalem Post: “Attacks on Jews, as Jews, are always antisemitic”

"Attacks on Jews and Jewish targets are always motivated by antisemitism, no matter the attempt to contextualize them with geopolitical events 3,000 miles away," writes EJC President Moshe Kantor in an op-ed in the Jerusalem Post.

News & Views

Biden named historian Deborah Lipstadt as Envoy to Combat Antisemitism

US President Joe Biden formally named Deborah Lipstadt as the next US Ambassador to Combat and Monitor Antisemitism.

Top social media platforms fail to act on reported antisemitism, study finds

Social media platforms are mostly not acting against antisemitic content even when it is flagged by users, according to a new report. The Center for...

Israeli filmmakers land in Israel after 20 days in Nigerian prison

Three Jewish filmmakers who were detained by Nigerian security forces nearly three weeks ago have been released and returned to Israel.

Life in Israel

Israel’s Artem Dolgopyat Wins Gold in Artistic Gymnastics at Tokyo Olympics

Israel claimed its second-ever gold medal in Olympics history in Tokyo with Artem Dolgopyat's winning performance in the artistic gymnastics men's floor exercise final.

Israeli airlines start direct flights to Morocco after improved ties

Two Israeli carriers launched nonstop commercial flights to Marrakesh from Tel Aviv following the upgrading of diplomatic relations between Morocco and Israel. 

UAE opens Israel embassy after normalisation deal

The United Arab Emirates opened an embassy in Israel, housed in Tel Aviv's new stock exchange building, in the latest normalisation move under a deal brokered by Washington last year.

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.