Statements

European Jewish Congress appalled by decision of European Court of Human Rights to uphold Belgian Shechita ban

The European Jewish Congress expresses its deep concern for the future of viable Jewish community life in Europe after a top European court upheld a ban on Shechita, the Jewish slaughter of animals for meat, imposed by two Belgian regions.

EJC meets with EU Presidency to discuss preconditions of resuming aid to the Palestinian Authority

The EJC met on Tuesday, September 19th with the Presidency of the European Union, the Finnish Prime Minister Matti Vanhanen, to ensure that certain preconditions are met before the EU resumes aid to the Palestinian Authority

EJC Calls for Immediate Implementation of UN Resolution 1559

Following the worrying situation in the Middle East, the European Jewish Congress calls on European leaders to implement UN Resolution 1559, which calls for the disbanding of all Lebanese militias, including Hezbollah. The EJC has addressed a letter to this effect to Parliament members from all twenty-five European Union members states

EJC Urges Croatia to Adopt Harsher Penalties for Anti-Semitism

The European Jewish Congress President Pierre Besnainou called on Croatia this Wednesday to adopt severe laws against anti-Semitism after recent incidents in which local Jews were targeted

EJC Condemns Anti-Semitic Radio Station in Poland

The European Jewish Congress strongly condemns the latest anti-Semitic provocations coming from Radio Maryja, a well-known and established outlet for spreading hate against Jews, and for promulgating extremist ideology

EJC Condemns Invitation of Hamas to the Council of Europe

The European Jewish Congress is shocked to learn that the Sub-Committee on the Middle East of the Council of Europe's Parliamentary Assembly, presided by President Stef Goris and Vice-President Mikhail Margelov, has taken the initiative to invite delegates from Hamas to a Parliamentary Assembly meeting next week from April 10-13

Israel Votes for Peace – Europe Must Now Pressure Palestinians to do the Same

The European Jewish Congress congratulates the Israeli people for giving a clear mandate for peace to the next Israeli government, yet calls on European leaders to now exert pressure on the newly-formed Palestinian government to renounce terrorism and violence

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Events & Meetings

EJC holds General Assembly in Vienna

Leaders from over 30 Jewish communities across Europe gathered in Austria to discuss recent developments, exchange best practices, and address opportunities and challenges ahead in the aftermath of the Hamas massacre on October 7, 2023.