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EJC concerned by attempt to ban circumcision in Finland

A senior legislator from Finland's largest opposition party has called for a ban on ritual circumcision of minors. Vesa-Matti Sarrakkala of the populist True Finns...

EJC condemns assault on German Jewish leader and family on Yom Kippur

The European Jewish Congress expresses its deepest concern following a verbal assault on the the Secretary-General of the German Jewish Community, Stephan Kramer and...

“Europe has sent an important message placing global security ahead of economic interests” says Moshe Kantor, ECTR and EJC President

Dr. Moshe Kantor, President of the International Luxembourg Forum on Preventing Nuclear Catastrophe and the European Jewish Congress and, has commended the decision by...

EJC mourns death of Vaclav Havel

The European Jewish Congress (EJC) is mourning the death of former Czech Republic President Vaclav Havel. Havel was known as a great friend of the...

EJC President Kantor disappointed by light sentence handed to designer John Galliano

"Unfortunately, the ridiculously light sentence handed to John Galliano sends exactly the wrong message to those who utilise hate speech and intolerance," Moshe Kantor...

EJP: EJC President calls for EU parliament to retract endorsement of Goldstone Report and for upgrade of EU-Israel relations

Moshe Kantor made the call on Sunday at a meeting with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban in Budapest. Hungary currently holds the European Union...

EJC criticises Vatican Synod’s asymmetric attack on Israel

The EJC has responded critically to the recent Vatican synod on the Middle East’s final communiqué. The synod was supposed to address the situation of...

EJC in a formal request addressed to Moratinos and Ashton to include the Humanitarian Relief Foundation (IHH) on the list of proscribed terrorist entities by the European Union

In addition, the IHH used the complicated and delicate situation in the Middle East to inflame the early stages of the proximity talks between...

EJC lobbies EU Parliament for suspension of Jean-Marie Le Pen

After condemning comments made by Jean-Marie Le Pen at the European Union Parliament when he once again claimed that "gas chambers were a detail...

EJC Calls for EU Presidency and European Nations to Boycott Durban II

After important and highly productive meetings with the European Union Presidency, the European Jewish Congress (EJC) today called upon the European Presidency to take...

EJC concerned about the regression of human rights

The European Jewish Congress, on Human Rights Day 2008 and on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration...

EJC condemns the desecration of Muslim Soldiers’ tombs in France

The European Jewish Congress firmly condemns the acts of vandalism that desecrated over 500 Muslim soldiers' tombs near the town of Arras, France. The defacing...

EJC mourns the loss of human lives in Mumbai terrorist attacks

The European Jewish Congress deeply mourns the loss of dozens of innocent human lives during the terrorist attacks in Mumbai and shares in the...

EJC condemns terrorist attacks in Mumbai

The European Jewish Congress firmly condemns the recent and ongoing terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India. We mourn the loss of dozens of human lives...

EJC expresses its condolences to the Regev and Goldwasser families

The European Jewish Congress conveys its sincere condolences to the families of Eldad Regev and Ehud Goldwasser whose bodies were returned to Israel on...

Events & Meetings

EJC at Prague Restitution Conference: European governments must move on restitution issues

The European Jewish Congress has joined with other international Jewish organisations in calling on a number of European governments to resolve claims on stolen...

EJC addresses EU call for inter-generational solidarity

The European Jewish Congress on November 14 participated in the European Parliament's call for greater inter-generational solidarity during a time of economic crisis, presenting...

At gathering of senior European Jewish and Muslim leaders, EJC president calls for a united stand against hate

European Jewish Congress President Dr. Moshe Kantor told a large gathering of senior European Jewish and Muslim leaders that to combat increasing hate, violence...

Moshe Kantor, EJC President, awarded with the “Medal of Merit for Tolerance”

On the occasion of the International Day of Tolerance, Moshe Kantor, EJC President, was awarded the "Medal of Merit for Tolerance" by the Ecumenical...

EJC Enlarged Executive at the meeting in Paris

Representatives from 27 European Jewish communities met in Paris, 12th December, to discuss European Jewry's current challenges in Europe. The aim of the meeting...

EJC President Kantor speaks at ECTR International Conference

Dr Moshe Kantor, ECTR co-chair and EJC President, addressed the audience of European leaders, government ministers, politicians and experts on human rights issues and...

EJC President meets senior member of the Russian presidential administration

The press office of European Jewish Congress President Viatcheslav Moshe Kantor reported that he met with a senior member of the Russian presidential administration...

NEWS

EJC in the Media

EJP: EJC President Kantor: Parliament Iran visit must not go ahead

European Jewish Congress President Dr. Moshe Kantor called on senior European Union leaders to cancel the upcoming visit to Iran by a delegation from...

EJC President calls on European leaders for dialogue and mutual agreement on the issue of Jewish circumcision

Circumcision came under assault earlier this year when a regional German court in Cologne ruled that ritual circumcisions were unlawful. The attempts to proscribe...

EJP: EJC President European Jewish Congress calls for ‘clear division’ between incitement and offensive material

The attack on the Naouri supermarket in Sarcelles happened on the day that French magazine Charlie Hebdo published cartoons mocking the Muslim prophet Muhammad...

EJP: EJC President deplores that Jewish traditions are being targeted as ‘subversive and unwelcome’

Reports said that a doctor from the Hesse region filed a complaint against Rabbi David Goldberg, one of only a few Jewish religious mohels...

JERUSALEM POST: EJC outraged over charges against rabbi for circumcision

The charges laid against German Rabbi David Goldberg for performing a circumcision are "outrageous," said European Jewish Congress (EJC) President Dr. Moshe Kantor on...

EJP: Anti-Semitic attack in France: EJC calls on European Imams ‘to become part of the solution’

By Maureen Shamee EJC President Moshe Kantor has identified radical incitement to hatred as part of the underlying reasons for the recent growing spate of...

ARUTZ SHEVA: Anti-Israel views lead to anti-Semitic actions

By David Lev Dr. Moshe Kantor, President of the European Jewish Congress, called on European leaders to act to prevent what he called a"tsunami of...

EJP: EJC President Kantor to Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu: ‘We stand behind any decision that protects Israel and its people’

Kantor met Netanyahu in Jerusalem on Thursday."We know that the government and people of Israel face many threats, not least from the Iranian regime...

YNET: EJC fears ‘tsunami of hate in Europe’

By Aviel Magnezi The European Jewish Congress (EJC) issued an urgent call for the Ukrainian government to spare no effort in capturing those responsible for...

Op-Eds

THE CANADIAN JEWISH NEWSPAPER: “The greatest lesson of the past is not to wait...

Seventy years later we are witnessing a similar spectre of tyranny over parts of the world as the Iranian regime exports its fanaticism and...

ALGEMEINE: “It is important to relate remembrance to current dangers” by Moshe Kantor, EJC President

Q: Mr. Kantor, as president of the European Jewish Congress(EJC) you deem it very important to remember the 9 November 1038. Why? Kantor: Nuremberg, Babi...

“At the Edge of The Ravine” – by Moshe Kantor, Chairman of the Board of Governors of the EJC

On the night of November 9-10, 1938, organized gangs wearing swastika on their sleeves smashed shops belonging to Jews and burned synagogues. Because the...