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Euronews: COVID-19 has forced antisemitic hatred online, researchers say

Coronavirus lockdowns shifted some antisemitic hatred online, where conspiracy theories blaming Jews for the pandemic’s medical and economic devastation abounded, researchers said at the release of the report on Antisemitism Worldwide 2020 by the Tel Aviv University’s Kantor Center for the Study of Contemporary European Jewry.

The DailyMail : “conspiracy theories and extremism had spread during the pandemic” EJC President warned

The saddest of anniversaries: 76 years after Auschwitz was liberated, thousands around...

LA Times: Holocaust survivors to get COVID-19 vaccinations on Auschwitz liberation day

Hundreds of Holocaust survivors in Austria and Slovakia were poised to get...

Jerusalem Post: Holocaust survivors must receive COVID-19 vaccine without delay – EJC head

European Union member states must ensure that Holocaust survivors have access to the COVID-19 vaccine without delay, EJC president Dr. Moshe Kantor insisted ahead of International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Euractiv: Member states reserve right to enforce mandatory stunning prior to slaughter

“This ruling is a heavy blow to Jewish life in Europe and in essence tells Jews that our practices are no longer welcome. Telling Jews that their ways are not welcome is just a short step from telling Jews that we are no longer welcome,” EJC President Moshe Kantor warned, adding that the group will “continue to fight this tragic decision.”

Politico: EU states can ban kosher and halal ritual slaughter, court rules

European Jewish Congress President Moshe Kantor labelling it “a heavy blow to Jewish life in Europe” in a statement. “The right to practice our faith and customs ... has been severely undermined by this decision”.

The Jerusalem Post : Politician noted for antisemitic comments nominated to Austrian Senate

Johannes Hübner, who was the foreign affairs spokesman for the Austrian Freedom Party (AFP) until 2017, has just been appointed to the Bundesrat, the equivalent to the Austrian Senate, the European Jewish Congress (EJC) reported. 

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Statements

“The pandemic has created the social conditions where antisemitism thrives,” Moshe Kantor warned at the release of Antisemitism Worldwide report

The significant rise in extremism and the widespread increase in antisemitic conspiracy theories over the last year could have profound effects on Jewish communities in a post-Pandemic world, said EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor at the release of the Annual Report on Antisemitism Worldwide 2020, by the Kantor Center at Tel Aviv University.

EJC President Kantor congratulates Greece on 200 years of independence

EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor congratulated the Hellenic Republic ahead of the 200th anniversary of its independence on March 25th 2021.

EJC welcomes European Anti-Racism Summit

The EJC strongly welcomes the European Commission’s Anti-Racism Action Plan and the holding of the Anti-Racism Summit, a seminal event to enhance anti-racism policies in Europe.