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JNS: “London police: ‘From river to sea’ projected on Big Ben ‘not criminal offense”

“Absolutely appalling,” the European Jewish Congress wrote. “This antisemitic chant is a rallying cry used by Hamas terrorists calling for the destruction of the State of Israel.”

Jerusalem Post: “Holocaust memorial stones splattered with paint in Vienna”

“Heartbreaking to see stumbling stones paying tribute to Jews who were deported to concentration camps smeared with yellow paint in Vienna,” said the EJC.

Jerusalem Post: “Top European rights court upholds Belgian ban on kosher slaughter”

“Restrictions on fundamental aspects of Jewish religious freedom of expression, coupled with a background of massive increases in antisemitic attacks on Jewish communities, lead us to seriously consider whether Jews have a future in Europe" said EJC President Dr Ariel Muzicant.

Die Presse: “Sobotka honoured by European Jewish Congress”

“Anyone who wants to protect democracy must not shy away from the fight against antisemitism,” he emphasized in his acceptance speech.

JNS: “London police arrest man accused of threatening Jews with a knife”

The European Jewish Congress wrote that it is “horrified by the news of an individual wielding a knife in a kosher store.” It added that the man “shouted antisemitic abuse, chased some individuals and threatened to stab them.”

Jerusalem Post: “ICJ’s anti-Israel ruling a ‘dark day in the pursuit of justice’ – Jewish orgs”

“If the Republic of South Africa truly wanted to benefit the citizens of Gaza, it would have been better occupied using its international links to pressurize Hamas and its allies to cease hostilities against Israel rather than bring this nefarious case for genocide,” Muzicant added.

Jerusalem Post: “EU adds Hamas’s political leader Yahya Sinwar to terror list”

The EJC called upon the European Union to “automatically extend this sanctions list to all senior political and military leaders of Hamas."

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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.