“On 27 January, the world will unite to remember all the victims of the Holocaust – let their voices give us the call to action we need to work together, united, to ensure the future of the Europe we know," said EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor
“If Jews leave Europe, the question is not what will be of Jews,” Dr Moshe Kantor stated, noting that Israel’s existence assures their survival, “but what will be of Europe.” He called for “urgent action” against antisemitism by authorities.
“We must use this opportunity to prepare for the upcoming battle against the extremism infecting our continent again,” stated EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor, “We need to work together, united, to rebuild support for a strong European political Center. Europe must never again fall to the extremes.”
“In this new populist wave, the Jews are being scapegoated and victimised again. What was unthinkable a decade ago to us is now a reality in parts of Europe. We turn to our European leaders to join forces in the fight against this evil, so we can all be safe and secure to live and flourish in our communities.” Kantor concluded.
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In January 2018, several religious organisations filed lawsuits to stop the new legislation, including one jointly filed by the Belgian Federation of Jewish Organizations and the European Jewish Congress.
"It is extremely disturbing that in the 21st century, Europeans sing proudly about murdering Jews and glorifying the Nazis,” said EJC president Moshe Kantor.