New board of the European Parliament Working Group on Antisemitism

The European Jewish Congress, Secretariat of the European Parliament Working Group on Antisemitism (EP-WGAS), attended the launching meeting of the new Board.

Statements

EJC President Moshe Kantor praises French Parliament resolution on the fight against antisemitism

“Anti-Zionism is almost always just a mask for hatred of Jews and Jewish collectivity and is just the most modern manifestation of the oldest hatred.” said EJC President, Dr Moshe Kantor.

Dozens of world leaders confirmed their participation in the Fifth World Holocaust Forum in Jerusalem

Some 30 heads of state from around the world will attend the Fifth World Holocaust Forum, taking place on 23 January 2020, at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem and marking the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz and International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

EJC expresses condemnation and concern after shooting which killed two outside Halle synagogue

EJC has expressed great concern and condemnation after two were killed in a shooting near a synagogue while the Jewish community was observing Yom Kippur in the eastern German city of Halle.

EJC President Moshe Kantor pays tribute to Serge Cwajgenbaum

EJC President Moshe Kantor pays tribute to Serge Cwajgenbaum z''l, who passed away on October 6th 2019.

Serge Cwajgenbaum z”l

EJC mourns the passing of our beloved founder and Secretary-General Serge Cwajgenbaum, z”l.

EJC welcomes first ever UN report on antisemitism, but says there is still much work to do

EJC has welcomed the publication of the first ever United Nations report on antisemitism. The report was published in conjunction with the U.N. Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion of Belief Ahmed Shaheed.

Events & Meetings

New board of the European Parliament Working Group on Antisemitism

The European Jewish Congress, Secretariat of the European Parliament Working Group on Antisemitism (EP-WGAS), attended the launching meeting of the new Board.

EJC holds Executive Meeting in London

The Executive Committee of the EJC held a meeting in London on November 5th, 2019.

Moshe Kantor addresses annual BOD dinner

EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor addressed the annual dinner of the Board of Deputies of British Jews in London in the presence of distinguished members of the British Jewish community, Presidents of European Jewish communities, parliamentarians, ambassadors and representatives of different faiths.

News from Communities

Thousands gather in London for rally against antisemitism

More than 3,000 people gathered in Parliament Square to stand against antisemitism and hear passionate speeches about its rise.

At least 30 Labour parliamentary candidates at UK General Election are linked to antisemitism claims

At least 30 Labour candidates at the UK General Election have been linked to the deepening antisemitism scandal in the party.

Piero Terracina, Rome Jew who survived the Nazi camps, dies

Piero Terracina, described as the last survivor among the Roman Jews who were deported from the Italian capital to Nazi death camps during World War II, has died at 91.

Document lists nine personal instances of antisemitism by Corbyn among thousands by Labour

British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has been accused by a party branch of personally engaging in antisemitic acts on nine occasions.

“Jews are France” says Macron after cemetery desecration

French President Emmanuel Macron has pledged to fight antisemitism saying “Jews are and make France” after 107 graves were desecrated at a Jewish cemetery in the north-east of the country.

EJC in the media

EJC President Moshe Kantor gives interview to Yedioth Ahronoth

"Antisemitism is no longer just a problem for the Jews, and this should interest world leaders because it is now essentially an action directed against democratic life. It is a symptom of a much more acute problem. Today, when Jews are attacked on the street, it is actually an assault against democratic values and executive power," said Moshe Kantor at an interview to Yedioth Ahronoth ahead of the Fifth World Holocaust Forum, which will take place on 23 January 2020 at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem.

New York Times : Israel to Host Largest Event Ever Focused on Antisemitism

“The Holocaust marks the lowest point humans can reach: the efficient and industrial mass murder and attempted annihilation of a people. However, it took place in what we thought was a modern, advanced and civilized world" said EJC President Moshe Kantor.

CNN: Op-ed by Moshe Kantor: How to stop the horrifying resurgence of antisemitism

"Eighty-one years ago, the disagreement, disunity and inertia of the international community allowed antisemites to act wantonly and freely. Today, while the perpetrators are largely private individuals and not state actors, the lessons that we must learn remain."

News & Views

Trump says pro-Israel group will vote for him to protect their money

Donald Trump has been accused of antisemitism after he told a Jewish group they will vote for him to protect their wealth.

Luxembourg pushing EU states to recognize Palestine

Luxembourg is pushing the European states to recognise Palestine in response to the recent US declaration that it no longer views Israeli settlements in the West Bank as illegal under international law.

Thirteen countries vote against UN anti-Israel resolution for the first time

In a surprising break from previous years, 13 countries voted to oppose an annual resolution supporting a pro-Palestinian UN agency traditionally critical of Israel.

Life in Israel

Holocaust survivors reunited in Israel after 75 years

Two Holocaust survivors that were convinced that the other had been killed by the Nazis reunited in Israel after 75 years.

Israeli President Rivlin gives Netanyahu mandate to form new government

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin formally gave Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu four weeks to form a government.

Israel’s Central Election Committee announces “almost final election results”

Israel’s Central Election Committee (CEC) announced around the “almost final” results of the elections. The results confirmed the latest results reported, giving Benny Gantz’s Blue and White 33 seats and Binyamin Netanyahu’s Likud 31 seats.

Galleries

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EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor addresses WJC Governing Board Meeting

EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor addressed the WJC Governing Board meeting in Ottawa, Canada on 14 May 2019.
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Raya Kalenova takes part in panel discussion on antisemitism in Europe

EJC Executive Vice-President and CEO Raya Kalenova took part in a panel discussion titled 'What is behind antisemitism in Europe?' for the Euronews show Raw Politics.
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EJC Executive Vice-President and CEO Raya Kalenova addresses 2019 IHRD Ceremony

Address by EJC Executive Vice-President and CEO Raya Kalenova at the official 2019 International Holocaust Commemoration Day Ceremony at the European Parliament.

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.