EJC in the media


The Washington Post: “Toll rises to 5 killed in Tunisia synagogue attack”

The European Jewish Congress expressed its “shock and outrage" about the attack on a synagogue on the Tunisian island of Djerba.

Le Parisien: “Attaque en Tunisie : ce que l’on sait de la fusillade qui a fait 4 morts près d’une synagogue à Djerba”

« Les attentats terroristes continuent de viser les juifs du monde entier, même lorsqu’ils sont réunis pour prier, comme nous l’avons appris par d’innombrables expériences au fil des ans, y compris dans cette même synagogue », a déclaré dans un communiqué Ariel Muzicant, président du Congrès juif européen.

Jerusalem Post: Without Israel’s help, many Diaspora communities will disappear – EJC President

EJC President Ariel Muzicant in an interview to the Jerusalem Post expressed his worrisome for the future of European Jewish communities.

El Periodico: “Vandalizada la sinagoga de Jabad de Barcelona con una pintada de apoyo a Palestina”

"Incredibly disturbing! To see a synagogue in Barcelona defaced with anti-Israel graffiti is a jarring reminder that anti-Zionism and antisemitism come from the same dangerous ideology," said the European Jewish Congress.

Newsweek: “Twitter Antisemitism ‘Skyrocketed’ Since Elon Musk Takeover—Jewish Groups”

The European Jewish Congress explained that they have been urging social media companies, including Twitter, to take better and more decisive action to combat the spread of antisemitic content. They are also part of a series of groups urging the platform to adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of antisemitism.

JTA: Barcelona synagogue defaced with anti-Israel graffiti

The Great Synagogue of Barcelona was hit with anti-Israel graffiti ahead of...

The Media Line: “Big Business: The Monetization of Antisemitism”

“The sale of goods with antisemitic messaging and Nazi memorabilia is an issue of deep concern for Jewish communities,” European Jewish Congress Executive Vice-President & CEO Raya Kalenova tells The Media Line, calling it a “rising and lucrative phenomenon” with uneven responses that need to be regulated more tightly across countries and retail organizations.

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More than 160 Jewish communities and organisations across the globe urge UN to use IHRA Working Definition of Antisemitism in UN Action Plan

The letter demonstrates that the vast majority of those engaged in combating antisemitism and the Jewish communities worldwide who are its target find the IHRA definition not only helps fight antisemitism, but “can be used entirely consistently with fundamental human rights standards.”