Statements

EJC expresses condemnation and concern after shooting which killed two outside Halle synagogue

EJC has expressed great concern and condemnation after two were killed in a shooting near a synagogue while the Jewish community was observing Yom Kippur in the eastern German city of Halle.

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.

Leading Jewish organisations announce joint action plan for combatting antisemitism in Europe

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.

At official IHRD ceremony, EJC President Kantor calls for the rebuilding of a strong political centre in the battle against rising extremism

The EJC, in partnership with the European Parliament Working Group on Antisemitism, held the official annual International Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremony, under the patronage of European Parliament President Antonio Tajani.

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Events & Meetings

EJC holds Executive Meeting in London

The Executive Committee of the EJC held a meeting in London on November 5th, 2019.

Moshe Kantor addresses annual BOD dinner

EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor addressed the annual dinner of the Board of Deputies of British Jews in London in the presence of distinguished members of the British Jewish community, Presidents of European Jewish communities, parliamentarians, ambassadors and representatives of different faiths.

EJC attends WJC Executive Committee meeting in Munich

EJC Executive Vice-President and CEO Raya Kalenova and EJC Director of European Affairs Ariella Woitchik took part in the World Jewish Congress Executive Committee Meeting held in Munich between 27-29 October 2019.