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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.

Politico : At WGAS Conference organised in cooperation with EJC, Von der Leyen promises ‘stronger response’ to antisemitism

At the European Parliament Working Group Against Antisemitism Conference organised in cooperation with EJC, Commission president announces new task force to combat hatred against Jews.

Op-ed by Dr. Moshe Kantor: Today’s scourge of antisemitism has to be tackled now

"Our history shows that antisemitism rarely ends in words. And as many have remarked, it doesn't stop with the Jewish community but with society as a whole," writes EJC President Moshe Kantor in an op-ed for the Daily Express.

EJC President Moshe Kantor gives interview to Yedioth Ahronoth

"Antisemitism is no longer just a problem for the Jews, and this should interest world leaders because it is now essentially an action directed against democratic life. It is a symptom of a much more acute problem. Today, when Jews are attacked on the street, it is actually an assault against democratic values and executive power," said Moshe Kantor at an interview to Yedioth Ahronoth ahead of the Fifth World Holocaust Forum, which will take place on 23 January 2020 at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem.

New York Times : Israel to Host Largest Event Ever Focused on Antisemitism

“The Holocaust marks the lowest point humans can reach: the efficient and industrial mass murder and attempted annihilation of a people. However, it took place in what we thought was a modern, advanced and civilized world" said EJC President Moshe Kantor.

CNN: Op-ed by Moshe Kantor: How to stop the horrifying resurgence of antisemitism

"Eighty-one years ago, the disagreement, disunity and inertia of the international community allowed antisemites to act wantonly and freely. Today, while the perpetrators are largely private individuals and not state actors, the lessons that we must learn remain."

“Cultural practices, which denigrate, discriminate and promote hatred can never be considered Cultural Heritage”, says EJC President

"UNESCO should require no further evidence to remove the Aalst Carnival from its Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity immediately", said EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor.

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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).

Dr. Moshe Kantor bestows Golden Vision award on Pope Francis

In a private meeting with Pope Francis in the Vatican, EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor bestowed the 2020 Golden Vision award on Pope Francis as a token of appreciation for his message of brotherhood between Jews and Christians and his unrelenting commitment to younger generations and promoting solutions to the moral and ethical challenges of our time.