Events & Meetings

Speech by Dr. Moshe Kantor at the World Holocaust Forum

Speech by Dr. Moshe Kantor, President of the World Holocaust Forum Foundation and the European Jewish Congress, delivered at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem on January 23, 2020.

EJC Chairman of the Board of Governors meets with Latvian President

The EJC Chairman of the Board of Governors Moshe Kantor met with the President of Latvia, Vaira Vike-Freiberga, regarding her further commitments to remembrance of the Holocaust through the education of future generations

EJC Meets With Bulgarian and Greek Officials to Discuss Far-Right Movements

Taking immediate action on two worrying developments concerning the far-right in Europe, the European Jewish Congress held separate meetings with the Ambassadors of Greece and Bulgaria to the European Union, in Brussels, July 25th.

Jewish Senator Elected in Tunisia – EJC President in Tunisia

EJC President Pierre Besnainou met with Tunisian government officials and local Jewish leaders to congratulate them on the election of the head of the Tunisian Jewish Community Roger Bismuth to the new Tunisian Senate, in Tunis on Friday, 8th of July.

EJC Meets EU Commissioner for External Relations

The President of the European Jewish Congress Pierre Besnainou met in Brussels with Dr. Benita Ferrero-Waldner, European Union Commissioner for External Relations and European Neighbourhood Policy, on July 7th to address several important points on the EJC agenda.

European Jewry elects a new President

On Sunday, June 26th, the General Assembly of the European Jewish Congress (EJC) convened in Paris with the participation of 130 delegates, representing 36 Jewish communities in Europe. The French candidate Pierre Besnainou was elected by the General Assembly as President of the EJC for a mandate of two years renewable

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Statements

Dr. Moshe Kantor bestows Golden Vision award on Pope Francis

In a private meeting with Pope Francis in the Vatican, EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor bestowed the 2020 Golden Vision award on Pope Francis as a token of appreciation for his message of brotherhood between Jews and Christians and his unrelenting commitment to younger generations and promoting solutions to the moral and ethical challenges of our time.

Dr. Moshe Kantor addresses 48 world leaders gathered in Jerusalem for Fifth World Holocaust Forum

The President of the World Holocaust Forum Foundation and the European Jewish Congress, Dr. Moshe Kantor addressed 48 world leaders at the Fifth World Holocaust Forum. The historic event, titled “Remembering the Holocaust, Fighting Antisemitism,” was organised by the World Holocaust Forum Foundation in cooperation with Yad Vashem, under the auspices of the President of the State of Israel.

World leaders descend on Israel for World Holocaust Forum

48 world leaders arrived in Israel to attend the Fifth World Holocaust Forum, marking the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp.