EJC IN ACTION

STATEMENTS

Holocaust memory in Hungary is not a plaything to reward political friends

“The Holocaust and the memory of the last terrible act of the Holocaust, the systematic deportation of more than 400,000 Hungarian Jews in the space of only eight weeks in the summer of 1944 to Auschwitz, is not a plaything for the Hungarian government to award to its political supporters,” EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor said.

SACC by EJC launches campaign on emerging threats and how to deal with crises

The European Jewish Congress’ Security and Crisis Centre (SACC by EJC) is releasing a series of ten videos called the Security Awareness Program (#TogetherWeAreSafer) that aims to educate and prepare the general public about emerging threats and how to deal with crises.

Labour must use its adoption of IHRA definition to root out its own institutional antisemitism

The European Jewish Congress notes the overdue decision by the Labour Party’s National Executive Committee to adopt the IHRA working definition of antisemitism in full but deeply regrets the added comments made at the NEC that imply the IHRA rejects free speech on criticising Israel.

EJC’s Security and Crisis Centre to Hold Conference in Athens on Crisis Management and Best Practices after Devastating Fire

Following the devastating fires which ravaged Greece’s Attica Region, SACC by EJC will hold a high-level conference on crisis management in order to study and analyse the dramatic consequences of this catastrophe.

EVENTS & MEETINGS

EJC co-organises leadership conference with Holy See’s Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews

EJC, together with the International Jewish Committee for Interreligious Consultations (IJCIC) and the Holy See's Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews organised a seminar titled "Youth and Religious Identity: Jews and Catholics in Conversation" in Vilnius, Lithuania.

NEWS

NEWS FROM COMMUNITIES

French chief rabbi suggests special Yom Kippur prayer for terror victims

The chief rabbi of France asked his congregants to recite a special prayer for victims of terrorism during Yom Kippur, which this year falls on the country’s national day of commemoration for them.

Theresa May tells British Jews: I do not underestimate antisemitism threat

British PM Theresa May has said she does not “underestimate the threat of antisemitism”, as she addressed a dinner hosted by the United Jewish Israel Appeal (UJIA).

Belgium ends funding for Palestinian schools after honouring of terrorist

Belgium has broken its relations with the Palestinian Authority’s education ministry over its honouring of terrorists and will no longer fund the construction of its schools.

Warsaw prosecutors office refuses to investigate antisemitic letter

The Warsaw prosecutor’s office has decided not to investigate an antisemitic letter directed at staff members of the Centre for Holocaust Research.

British Jews rally against antisemitism in Manchester

A huge crowd came together in Manchester on in a show of defiance at a rally calling for an end to antisemitism.

EJC IN THE MEDIA

JNS: UK Labour Party accepts full definition of antisemitism

“Now that the Labour Party has adopted the IHRA definition in full, it must be used to root out antisemitism because its adoption is only a first relatively small step and not an end in itself,” said EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor.

NEWS & VIEWS

PA to make monthly payments to family of terrorist murderer for three years

The family of Khalil Yusef Ali Jabarin, the terrorist who murdered 45-year-old father of four Ari Fuld, will receive NIS 1,400 a month for the next three years from the Palestinian Authority, as part of its policy of funding what they call “martyrs” for the Palestinian cause.

LIFE IN ISRAEL

European Investment Fund makes first investment in Israel

The European Investment Fund (EIF), the venture arm of the European Investment Bank, has made its first equity investment in Israel, injecting up to $20 million into a fund being set up by Israel Cleantech Ventures.

MEDIA

PHOTO GALLERY

VIDEO GALLERY

Address by Dr Moshe Kantor, EJC President, at the Conference ‘An End to Antisemitism!’ in Vienna

 

SHOAH COMMEMORATION