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The Jerusalem Post : Politician noted for antisemitic comments nominated to Austrian Senate

Johannes Hübner, who was the foreign affairs spokesman for the Austrian Freedom Party (AFP) until 2017, has just been appointed to the Bundesrat, the equivalent to the Austrian Senate, the European Jewish Congress (EJC) reported. 

The Algemeiner : “Jewish Groups offer condolences, condemnations in Wake of Vienna Terror Attack”

"The proximity to our main synagogue strongly suggests an antisemitic motive of the Islamist attacker,” he noted. “But what the incident also shows is that antisemitism, which is inherent in radical Islamism, is not only a threat to Jews, but to all those concerned with freedom, democracy, and human values," said IKG President Oskar Deutsch.

Le Figaro : “Attaque à Nice : la communauté juive européenne dénonce «le mal absolu»”

Le Congrès juif européen (CJE) s'est dit jeudi 29 octobre «bouleversé et indigné» par l'attaque au couteau qui a fait trois morts jeudi dans une basilique de Nice, dénonçant «la barbarie et le mal absolu» de l'attentat.

The Jerusalem Post : Dr. Moshe Kantor reelected as European Jewish Congress President

Dr. Moshe Kantor, who ran unopposed, was reelected as President of the European Jewish Congress (EJC) on Tuesday, during the virtual General Assembly that gathered leaders from 42 European Jewish communities.

Ynet News: Five Jews who made a splash in Israel in 5780

From changing the face of the Middle East to building a world-class cycling team, redefining our social media to recruiting world leaders in the fight against antisemitism - these five men have made an undeniable impact on Israeli life over the past 12 months

Op-ed by Moshe Kantor : A nuclear Iran means a regional hegemon and a global threat

"The Islamic Republic's aggressive actions over the past five years and its efforts to destabilize the region are clear and it would use its position as a nuclear power to entice countries seemingly beyond its reach to create a new world order," writes Dr. Moshe Kantor in an op-ed in Yedioth Ahronoth.

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.

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Statements

EJC President applauds EU declaration to fight Antisemitism at all levels

EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor applauds the European Union Council Declaration on mainstreaming the fight against antisemitism across policy-areas, adopted unanimously by EU member states.

European Jewish Congress President slams decision by Austrian Freedom Party to appoint antisemite to upper house of parliament

Dr. Moshe Kantor has expressed outrage after the Austrian Freedom Party (FPÖ) appointed former foreign-affairs spokesman Johannes Hübner to the Bundesrat, which is the equivalent of Austria’s Senate.

European Jewish Congress remembers Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks as a towering figure of Judaism

The European Jewish Congress expresses its deepest condolences to the family of Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, זצ״ל on the passing of the former Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth.