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Brussels Signal: “Nine out of 10 EU Jews experience antisemitism, says EU study”

“Today, most Jewish parents instruct their children to hide their identity in public out of fear of being violently attacked or harassed,” Ariella Woitchik, director of European affairs for the European Jewish Congress, told Brussels Signal.

EJC President Dr Ariel Muzicant talks with The Times of Israel about the rise of antisemitism in Europe

“Lots of Jews in Europe are afraid to go to synagogue, to send their kids to school, to show a kippah or a Star of David,” said EJC President Dr Ariel Muzicant.

Jerusalem Post: “After arson attack on German synagogue, hundreds rally in support”

The EJC praised the event saying that it was “truly heartwarming to see such a powerful display of solidarity and friendship with Oldenburg’s Jewish community.”

JNS: ‘Gaza Free,’ swastika spray-painted on home of Holocaust survivors in Belgium

The European Jewish Congress is raising attention about an act of vandalism in Fléron, Belgium, targeting a husband and wife who survived the Holocaust. “Gaza Free” and a swastika were spray-painted in hot pink on the side of the residents’ house.

Jerusalem Post: “Utrecht Rabbi struck on head in antisemitic attack”

“Our full solidarity with Rabbi Heintz,” said EJC. “No one should ever have to live in fear because of their religion.”

JNS: “‘Disgusting,’ House whip says of University of Missouri award for photo of Hamas brutality”

“We are disgusted and shocked that a picture depicting Hamas terrorists with the half-naked corpse of German-Israeli Shani Louk has been awarded Team Picture Story of the Year by the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute at the Missouri School of Journalism,” stated the European Jewish Congress.

Jüdische Allgemeine: “Israel bashing leads to violence against Jews in Europe”

The Brussels-based umbrella organisation of Jewish communities has called on the heads of state and government of the European Union as well as the representatives of the United Nations to refrain from "inflammatory remarks" regarding the situation in the Gaza Strip.

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Statements

EJC rejects claims accusing incoming EU Council President António Costa of antisemitism

The EJC and its Portuguese affiliate, the Jewish Community of Lisbon, express their absolute rejection of attempts to impute antisemitic intent to the Costa government's actions in tightening regulations on the granting of Portuguese citizenship to descendants of Sephardic Jews.