“One of the most urgent calls for action in the Declaration, is to adopt the IHRA definition of Anti-Semitism to assist law enforcement agencies in their efforts to identify and investigate more efficiently anti-Semitic manifestations in all their forms.”
“There is absolutely no excuse for using such vile antisemitic imagery, which has a long and sordid past,” said Dr. Moshe Kantor, following the publication of a cover by a Hungarian weekly showing depicting a Hungarian Jewish leader surrounded by bank notes.
"In Europe, due to rising radicalism, populism, a weak political center, economic imbalances and terrorism - combined with a lack of historical memory - antisemitism is no longer considered an absolute evil. And it's likely to get worse," writes Dr Moshe Kantor in an Op-ed for CNN.
The results [of the CNN poll] indicate that substantial numbers of European citizens hold dangerous views about Jews, and back up recent figures about antisemitic attacks across the continent, showing that such attacks do not exist in a vacuum but are the practical manifestation of longstanding attitudes of hate turning into violence," said EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor.
“This is possibly the first time a nation which holds the European Union Presidency has attempted to address antisemitism and anti-Zionism in a constructive and holistic manner,” said Dr Moshe Kantor, “we are grateful to the Austrian government for partnering with us, and accepting the role of pushing for lasting and durable solutions to increasing antisemitism.”
The head of the European Jewish Congress, Moshe Kantor, warned at the "Europe Beyond Anti-Semitism and Anti-Zionism - Securing Jewish Life in Europe" high-level conference in Vienna that "Jewish communities in Europe are increasingly concerned about their security and pessimistic about their future."