Argentina brands Hezbollah a terrorist group

Argentinian authorities ordered the freezing of Hezbollah assets in the country and effectively designated the Lebanese Islamist group, which it blames for two attacks on its soil, a terrorist organisation.

Ursula von der Leyen elected European Commission president

The European Parliament elected Ursula von der Leyen as the next president of the European Commission — the first woman to hold the EU's top executive job.

German envoy likes antisemitic tweets including on David Duke’s page

Germany’s Foreign Ministry said it has opened an investigation after learning that the official Twitter account of the country’s mission to the Palestinian territories had “liked” anti-Israel tweets.

Op-ed by Moshe Kantor: ‘We must pull back from this nuclear precipice’

"There is an urgent need to revive nuclear diplomacy to improve understanding, trust and transparency between the players. Without a diplomatic “safety net,” there is potential for tensions to escalate, risking a renewed nuclear arms race and increasing the likelihood of a nuclear catastrophe that could claim hundreds of millions of lives."

Hamas walks back call to Palestinian diaspora to kill Jews everywhere

A senior Hamas official attempted to walk back his call for members of the Palestinian diaspora to kill Jews around the world, as the terrorist group distanced itself from his remarks.

Israel says EU’s response on Iran threat recalls Nazi appeasement

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu condemned a EU response on Monday to Iran’s breaches of nuclear limitations, saying it recalled failed diplomacy with Nazi Germany ahead of World War Two.

Pope Francis sends letter to Jewish organisation on 25th anniversary of AMIA terror attack

Pope Francis sent a letter to the Argentine Jewish political umbrella organisation DAIA ahead of the 25th anniversary of the attack that killed 85 people at the AMIA Jewish centre in Buenos Aires.

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Statements

EJC President Kantor expresses concern about a Jewish future in Europe after release of FRA report on young Jewish Europeans

EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor has expressed great concern over the results of the FRA report “Young Jewish Europeans: perceptions and experiences of antisemitism.”

The study, at the initiative of the European Union of Jewish Students (EUJS), critically records the experience of antisemitism among young European Jews, who are all too often the target of anti-Jewish hate.

EJC sends its deepest condolences to President Reuven Rivlin on the passing of his wife Nechama Rivlin

EJC sends its deepest and most heartfelt condolences to the President of the State of Israel, Reuven Rivlin, on the passing of his beloved wife, Nechama Rivlin.

EJC calls comments by Polish PM on restitution a major distortion of the historic truth

EJC has called comments by Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki saying that to pay restitution to Jews who survived the Holocaust would equate to “Hitler’s victory after his death” a major distortion.