“We send our deepest condolences to the people of New Zealand and Muslims across the world at this painful time. We stand in solidarity with the families of the victims and pray for a speedy recovery for those injured. The Jewish communities of Europe stand with you in this hour of pain," said EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor.
EJC welcomes the handing down of a life sentence to Mehdi Nemmouche, who was convicted last week of “terrorist murder” for the attack at the Jewish museum in Brussels in 2014, which took the lives of four innocent people.
The European Parliament Working Group on Antisemitism (WGAS), for which the EJC acts as secretariat, held a series of meetings with leading football club Borussia Dortmund on strategies to combat antisemitism and all kinds of discrimination in sport.
EJC welcomes the draft order from the British Home Office, laid in the UK Parliament, which will proscribe Hezbollah in its entirety as a terrorist organisation. Subject to Parliament’s approval, being a member, or inviting support for Hezbollah will be a criminal offence, carrying a sentence of up to 10 years’ imprisonment.
“Anti-Zionists never claim that any other nation on earth, apart from the Jewish State, should be dismantled or is illegitimate so it is clear that this meets any standard of delegitimisation, demonisation and double-standards,” said EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor, welcoming discussions in the French Parliament on how to criminalise anti-Zionism as a form of antisemitism.
The EJC has partnered with three leading international Jewish organisations to present a joint action plan on the implementation of the Council Declaration of 6 December 2018 on the fight against antisemitism.