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 shocked and appalled by terror attacks on Christians and tourists in Sri Lanka

The European Jewish Congress (EJC) expresses its shock and deep condemnation of the terror attacks targeting churches and hotels in Sri Lanka

EJC’s Security and Crisis Centre Holds Unprecedented Conference on Security and Resilience

SACC by EJC held an unprecedented conference in the Belgian Senate today bringing together heads of security and Jewish community leaders with high ranking law enforcement, judicial, political and security experts from 24 countries across Europe.

EJC condemns massacre of Muslim worshippers in New Zealand

“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 life sentence given to Brussels Jewish museum killer

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.

EJC welcomes the complete proscription of Hezbollah as a terrorist organisation

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.

EJC applauds French MPs who wish to criminalise anti-Zionism as a form of antisemitism

“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.

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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).