Statements

Kantor Center Antisemitism Worldwide Report 2019 – The Coronavirus Crisis is Reviving ‘Blood Libels’ Against Jews

EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor said that already in the first few months since the global breakout of the coronavirus, there has been a rise in antisemitic manifestations relating to the spread of the disease and the economic recession triggered by the pandemic at the release of the Antisemitism Worldwide Report 2019. The total number of major violent incidents monitored in 2019 was 456, an 18% rise from 2018.

Ahead of the Fifth World Holocaust Forum, The First Ever Global Social Media Campaign to combat antisemitism is Launched, Titled: ‘Stop this Story!’

For the first time ever, a social media campaign was launched by European Jewish Congress President Dr. Moshe Kantor with the aim of generating awareness about the problem of antisemitism.

EJC condemns attacks by Finnish MP against the Jewish community of Helsinki

The European Jewish Congress stands in solidarity with our affiliate, the Central Council of Jewish Communities of Finland following the appalling remarks by MP Anna Kontula against the Jewish Community of Helsinki.

EJC President says the rise in antisemitic attacks in the U.S. shows it is now a global pandemic

EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor said after the stabbing spree in a synagogue in Monsey, New York, that the wave of antisemitic attacks in the U.S. are eerily familiar.

EJC expresses shock and indignation after Sarah Halimi killer evades criminal trial

EJC expresses shock and indignation at the decision by the Paris Court of Appeal declaring that Kobili Traoré, the murderer of Sarah Halimi was not criminally responsible for his actions.

EJC President Moshe Kantor at high-level European event: “Crisis of antisemitism is a slippery slope to global catastrophe”

"To tolerate the crisis of antisemitism is to normalize extremism. The crisis of antisemitism is a slippery slope to global catastrophe," said EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor at a keynote speech at a conference organised by the European Parliament Working Group on Antisemitism. The other keynote speaker was President of the European Commission Dr. Ursula von der Leyen.

EJC President Moshe Kantor praises French Parliament resolution on the fight against antisemitism

“Anti-Zionism is almost always just a mask for hatred of Jews and Jewish collectivity and is just the most modern manifestation of the oldest hatred.” said EJC President, Dr Moshe Kantor.

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Events & Meetings

Raya Kalenova in conversation with the Crif

EJC Executive Vice-President and CEO Raya Kalenova will take part in a conversation with the Representative Council of Jewish institutions in France (Crif) on the challenges of European Jewish communities after the crisis on 19 May 2020 at 6pm CET.

Greek Jewish leader David Saltiel awarded with Medal of Grand Commander of the Order of the Phoenix

The European Jewish Congress was represented by Raya Kalenova, Executive Vice-President and CEO at a ceremony honouring David Saltiel, President of the Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece (KIS) with the medal of the Grand Commander of the Order of the Phoenix, by H.E. Mr. Prokopios Pavlopoulos, President of the Hellenic Republic.

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.