Statements

World leaders will gather in Jerusalem to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz and International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Heads of State from Europe, North America and Australia have been invited to attend the Fifth World Holocaust Forum, taking place on 23 January 2020, at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem.

The event, titled “Remembering the Holocaust, Fighting Antisemitism,” is being organised by the World Holocaust Forum Foundation, headed by Dr. Moshe Kantor, in cooperation with Yad Vashem, under the auspices of the President of the State of Israel, H.E. Mr. Reuven "Ruvi" Rivlin.

EJC applauds the German Bundestag resolution on BDS, calls on other European parliaments to follow suit

EJC applauds the German Bundestag ruling that the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement is antisemitic and calls on governmental bodies not to support or finance any organizations that support BDS or question Israel’s right to exist.

EJC welcomes endorsement of the IHRA definition by the Islamic Religious Authority in Austria

EJC welcomes the announcement by the Islamic Religious Authority in Austria (IGGÖ) to endorse the working definition of antisemitism of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA).

EJC condemns the incessant and murderous rocket fire from terrorist groups in Gaza

EJC condemns the incessant and murderous rocket fire from the Gaza Strip by terrorist groups Hamas and Islamic Jihad, and calls on the international community to provide unmitigated support for Israel as it seeks to bring peace and calm for its residents under fire.

Release of Annual Kantor Center Report: Rising sense of emergency among Jewish communities worldwide

Dr. Moshe Kantor, President of the EJC, spoke about the rise in all forms of antisemitism at the release of the 2018 Annual Report on Antisemitism Worldwide at the Kantor Center at Tel Aviv University.

“If I have to summarise in one sentence the situation concerning antisemitism in 2018 and the beginning of 2019, I would say it is the increasing sense of emergency among Jews in many countries around the world,” Dr. Kantor said.

EJC calls on the police to investigate and arrest British Labour activist who called to march on synagogue for incitement to violence

EJC is calling on the British law enforcement agencies to investigate and arrest a British Labour Party activist after saying people should “march” on the local synagogue to “defend” themselves for incitement to violence.

EJC condemns shooting at California synagogue, says that America is moving towards European levels of Antisemitism

EJC expresses condemnation and sorrow after a gunman opened fire inside a Chabad synagogue outside of San Diego, California, during Saturday morning service, killing a woman and wounding three more people.

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Events & Meetings

EJC joins round table discussion with UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion

The EJC, represented by Mike Whine MBE, took part in a round table discussion with UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief Dr Ahmed Shaheed organised by the Parliamentary Committee Against Antisemitism and the Antisemitism Policy Trust.

EJC attends first meeting on the implementation of the Council Declaration on the fight against antisemitism

The EJC attended the first meeting of the working group on the implementation of the Council Declaration on the fight against antisemitism and the development of a common security approach to better protect Jewish communities and institutions in Europe.

EJC Executive Vice-President Raya Kalenova addresses European Economic and Social Committee

EJC Executive Vice-President Raya Kalenova delivered a keynote speech at the Plenary of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC).