The European Jewish Congress would like to express its joy on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of Yom Ha’atzmaut, the Israeli Day of Independence.
"Neither the public nor the private space are perceived as safe for Jews, as was seen by the recent horrific and brutal murder of Mireille Knoll, who survived the Holocaust to be stabbed and burnt in her home. The general feeling shared by Jews, as individuals and as a community, is that antisemitism has entered a new phase, and is widespread in most parts of the world,” said Dr. Moshe Kantor.
"We, the European Jewish Congress, representing 42 Jewish communities in Europe, stand in solidarity with the Knoll family, the French Jewish community and the French Republic," said EJC Director of Legal and Public Affairs Ariella Woitchik at the ceremony.
The European Jewish Congress condemns the horrific murder of Holocaust survivor Mireille Knoll in Paris last Friday, in a sordid echo of the murder of Sarah Halimi almost one year ago.
It has been abundantly clear for too long that the Labour leadership under Jeremy Corbyn has at best a massive blind spot when it comes to antisemitism, and at worst openly encourages hatred and double-standards against Jews.
"The fightback against antisemitism must always start with definition," said EJC Executive Vice-President Raya Kalenova at the 2018 Global Forum for Combatting Antisemitism held in Jerusalem this week.