News from Communities


French Jewish TV Presenter Confronted by Assailant Angered by Her Denunciation of Antisemitic Rapper Freeze Corleone

Police in France have arrested a man for an attempted assault on a Jewish TV presenter at the Paris studio where she works.

Dutch city names as its poet a rapper who called Holocaust a “joke”

A Dutch city named as its resident poet a rapper who in a 2012 song called the Holocaust a “cover up for dumb sheep” and a “joke” compared to slavery.

Alain Soral sentenced to pay €134,400 to the International League against Racism and Antisemitism

Despite a court decision, Holocaust denier Alain Soral put back on sale Léon Bloy's antisemitic book : "Salvation by Jews".

Friend of Anne Frank lays first stone at new Dutch Holocaust memorial

A friend of World War II Jewish diarist Anne Frank laid the first stone at a new memorial under construction in Amsterdam to honor all Dutch victims of the Holocaust.

Germany pledges extra €22m for Jewish security

The German Federal government has pledged an additional 22 million Euros to the Central Council of Jews in Germany this year to cover security costs.

Jews told to “go back to where they came from” on Carlisle train

Two men have been fined by a court for racially aggravated disorderly behaviour after making abusive comments towards a group of Jewish people on a train.

Hypercacher trial: Cashier recalls “Worst 4 Hours” of Her Life

Zarie Sibony, who now lives in Israel, flew back to France to testify at the trial of the 14 who stand accused of aiding the 3 terrorists who carried out massacres Charlie Hebdo and Hyper Cacher between Jan. 7-9, 2015.

French Court Jails Neo-Nazi Apologist for Antisemitic Messages

A French court jailed an unrepentant antisemitic activist for two postings on the internet that defamed Jews and a third that denied the Holocaust.

Wiesenthal Center demands Youtube remove antisemitic French rapper

The Simon Wiesenthal Center expressed "consternation" at a string of rap videos uploaded by a rapper named Issa Lorenzo Diakhate (more often known by his rap-name, 'Freeze Corleone'), demanding the artist's music be taken down due to the shockingly antisemitic nature of his lyrics, coupled with the rising popularity of his music.

Groningen Synagogue to revamp exhibition to showcase digital storytelling

Work is under way to revamp the permanent exhibition in the synagogue in Groningen and also to renovate some of the building’s infrastructure.

Subscribe to EJC newsletter

Get EJC's bi-weekly newsletter, including the latest statements and news from the European Jewish communities, direct to your inbox.

European Jewish Congress will use the information you provide on this form to contact you. We will treat your information with respect and will not share it with others. By clicking Subscribe, you agree that we may process your information in accordance with these terms.

browse by community