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Op-ed by Moshe Kantor: The interconnectedness of Jewish and Portuguese people

"The amendment to the Portuguese Nationality Law in 2015 to offer citizenship to the descendants of Sephardic Jews of Portuguese origin was so important. It reconnects what was disconnected, rights a horrible injustice, and extends a hand of warm embrace to those whose ancestors were forced out," writes EJC president Dr. Moshe Kantor.

Israel National News: EJC to Portuguese parliament : Don’t harm Sephardi citizenship law

EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor has written to Portugal’s President of the Assembly of the Republic, Eduardo Ferro Rodrigues, calling on him to ensure that a law passed in 2013 which provides Sephardi Jews with the possibility of applying for Portuguese citizenship is not harmed by recent attempts to pass amendments which would damage the applicability, intention and spirit of the original law.

The Algemeiner : “The people who claim to march against hate and racism while shouting violent antisemitic statements are hypocrites”

Leading European Jewish organizations and personalities expressed outrage after video emerged of ostensibly anti-racism protesters in Paris shouting antisemitic slurs.

Jewish News: Protesters shout ‘dirty Jews’ at Paris rally against police racism

French and European Jewish groups have condemned antisemitic chanting heard during a Paris demonstration against the death of a black man in police custody.

BESA Perspectives: “European Jewish Communities and the Coronavirus Crisis”

"The European Jewish Congress, through its Security and Crisis Centre provided training and education in crisis management and crisis communication for numerous communities across the continent to help communities cope with the coronavirus crisis," writes Prof. Shlomo Shapiro.

Washington Examiner : UN asks religious leaders to combat ‘inaccurate and harmful’ persecution of minority groups

"Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a significant rise in accusations that Jews are behind the spread of the virus or are directly profiting from it," said EJC President, Dr Moshe Kantor.

Times of Israel: Coronavirus crisis fueling antisemitism around world

EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor warned that the coronavirus crisis had the potential to spark populist extremism, similar to what erupted after the Great Depression and contributed to the rise of Nazism.

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Statements

EJC President calls on the Portuguese Parliament not to harm the Sephardi citizenship law

EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor has written to the President of the Portuguese Parliament calling on him to ensure that a law passed in 2013 which provides Sephardi Jews with the possibility to apply for Portuguese citizenship is not harmed by recent attempts to pass amendments which would damage the applicability, intention and spirit of the original law.

Antisemitic chants at anti-racist march in Paris shows how worthy cause is being hijacked to spread hate

EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor called on anti-racist marchers and organisers to ensure that antisemitism is not being adopted by some within their ranks, after large groups of marchers at a rally in Paris's Place de la République shouted antisemitic slogans like “dirty Jew”.

Kantor Center Antisemitism Worldwide Report 2019 – The Coronavirus Crisis is Reviving ‘Blood Libels’ Against Jews

EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor said that already in the first few months since the global breakout of the coronavirus, there has been a rise in antisemitic manifestations relating to the spread of the disease and the economic recession triggered by the pandemic at the release of the Antisemitism Worldwide Report 2019. The total number of major violent incidents monitored in 2019 was 456, an 18% rise from 2018.