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Euronews: COVID-19 has forced antisemitic hatred online, researchers say

Coronavirus lockdowns shifted some antisemitic hatred online, where conspiracy theories blaming Jews for the pandemic’s medical and economic devastation abounded, researchers said at the release of the report on Antisemitism Worldwide 2020 by the Tel Aviv University’s Kantor Center for the Study of Contemporary European Jewry.

AP: Report: Pandemic amped up antisemitism, forced it online

“Anti-Jewish hatred online never stays online,” said Moshe Kantor, President of the European Jewish Congress. “We have to be prepared that antisemitic conspiracy theories could lead to physical attacks on Jews when lockdowns end.”

JTA: Anti-Semitic assaults worldwide dropped 19% in 2020 due to pandemic, report says

Moshe Kantor, the initiator of the Kantor Center and president of the European Jewish Congress, warned in a statement that the pandemic may have further ripple effects on anti-Semitism.

Israel National News: Physical attacks down but anti-Jewish incitement up in 2020

The significant rise in extremism and the widespread increase in antisemitic conspiracy over the last year could have profound effects on Jewish communities in a post-Pandemic world, Dr. Moshe Kantor, President of the European Jewish Congress, said at the release of the Annual Report on Antisemitism Worldwide 2020, by the Kantor Center at Tel Aviv University.

New York Times: Survivors get a vaccine on Holocaust Remembrance Day

“We have a duty to ensure that Holocaust survivors are able to live their last years in dignity and in the company of their loved ones,” said EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor.

DPA: About 900 Holocaust survivors died of Covid-19 in Israel in 2020

Moshe Kantor, President of the European Jewish Congress called on the Member states of the European Union to ensure that Holocaust survivors have access to a Covid-19 vaccine as quickly as possible.

The Jerusalem Post : International Holocaust Remembrance Day goes online for 2021

“We have a responsibility to prevent the spread of hate speech and conspiracy theories, and I am pleased that the European Union and member states are finally addressing this new threat by recognizing that antisemitism needs to be fought across all policy areas." said EJC President.

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Statements

“The pandemic has created the social conditions where antisemitism thrives,” Moshe Kantor warned at the release of Antisemitism Worldwide report

The significant rise in extremism and the widespread increase in antisemitic conspiracy theories over the last year could have profound effects on Jewish communities in a post-Pandemic world, said EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor at the release of the Annual Report on Antisemitism Worldwide 2020, by the Kantor Center at Tel Aviv University.

EJC President Kantor congratulates Greece on 200 years of independence

EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor congratulated the Hellenic Republic ahead of the 200th anniversary of its independence on March 25th 2021.

EJC welcomes European Anti-Racism Summit

The EJC strongly welcomes the European Commission’s Anti-Racism Action Plan and the holding of the Anti-Racism Summit, a seminal event to enhance anti-racism policies in Europe.