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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.

The Wall Street Journal : Coronavirus Sparks Rise in Antisemitic Incidents

Kantor Center at Tel Aviv University warned the Covid-19 crisis would boost the antisemitic sentiment that was behind a rise in associated attacks against Jews in 2019, when it recorded 456 such attacks, up from 387 in 2018.

The New York Times : Coronavirus Brings Spike in Antisemitic Sentiments

“Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a significant rise in accusations that Jews, as individuals and as a collective, are behind the spread of the virus or are directly profiting from it,” said Moshe Kantor, president of the European Jewish Congress.

Jerusalem Post: 18 percent rise in physical antisemitism in 2019

“Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a significant rise in accusations that Jews, as individuals and as a collective, are behind the spread of the virus or are directly profiting from it,” EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor noted.

Jerusalem Post : Pope Francis and Dr. Moshe Kantor discuss future World Holocaust Forums

The two discussed about future World Holocaust Forums, and using the event as a platform to discuss ethical and moral challenges such as rising extremism, refugees, education, global inequality and more.

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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.

Message from Moshe Kantor

EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor announced a series of important measures to provide support and assistance to Jewish communities and other people in need to mitigate the effects of the coronavirus crisis.

EJC expresses outrage at mass display of public antisemitism at Aalst Carnival

EJC expresses outrage at the appalling mass display of open antisemitism during carnival celebrations in the Belgian city of Aalst and stands in solidarity with its affiliate, the Coordinating Committee of Belgian Jewish Organisations (CCOJB).