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STATEMENTS

EJC’s Security and Crisis Centre Holds Conference with Senior Greek Officials in Athens after Recent Devastating Fire

EJC’s Security and Crisis Centre (SACC) held a high-level conference on crisis management titled “Security and Societal Resilience in the 21st Century: New Challenges” with senior Greek officials, including diplomats, members of parliament and civil protection authorities in order to study and analyse the dramatic consequences of the recent devastating fires which ravaged Greece’s Attica Region.

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.

EVENTS & MEETINGS

EJC commemorates 75th Anniversary of October 1943 in Denmark

The EJC, represented by its Executive Vice-President Raya Kalenova and Director for EU Affairs Nuno Wahnon Martins took part in the official commemoration ceremony of the 75th Anniversary of October 1943 organised by the Danish Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen in the fishing village of Gilleleje.

NEWS

NEWS FROM COMMUNITIES

Dutch government apologises over diplomat punished for saving Jews in WWII

The Dutch Foreign Ministry has apologised to the family of a diplomat who saved thousands of Jews during the Holocaust, but was punished for his actions because they involved issuing unauthorised visas.

Far right German nationalists pictured with Hitler wine and swastikas

The far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party is trying to expel a regional lawmaker who posed in front of wine bottles featuring pictures of Adolf Hitler.

France suspends discriminatory product labelling against Israel

French authorities suspended their insistence on special labelling for West Bank products following a lawsuit alleging that the practice is discriminatory.

Jewish woman threatened with firearm outside her home

A Jewish woman whose family has endured months of antisemitic intimidation in Belgium said a man pointed a gun at her outside her home.

Former BoD president Jo Wagerman passes away

Former president of the Board of Deputies of British Jews (BoD) Jo Wagerman has passed away. She was the first woman to be elected president of the BoD and was also strongly involved in the EJC in its earliest years.

EJC IN THE MEDIA

Jewish Week: The ‘Anti-Anti-Semites’ Are On The Rise

“It is clear that antisemitic attacks are on the rise,” said EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor, “There is talk of emigration in places like the U.K., France and Sweden, and we have actually seen signs of it. In France, many are moving internally in the country to places they will be more safe.”

NEWS & VIEWS

Twitter has no plans to ban Farrakhan after comparison of Jews to termites

The ADL has called on Twitter to ban Louis Farrakhan, a notorious antisemite and leader of the Nation of Islam group, after he posted a video in which he appeared to compare Jews to termites.

LIFE IN ISRAEL

Palestinian baby gets heart transplant from Jewish child in medical first

A desperately-ill six-month-old Palestinian baby is bravely fighting for his life after receiving a heart transplant from a Jewish child.

MEDIA

PHOTO GALLERY

VIDEO GALLERY

Dr. Moshe Kantor presented with the keys of the city of Florence by Mayor Dario Nardella

 

SHOAH COMMEMORATION