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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 Algemeiner : “Jewish Groups offer condolences, condemnations in Wake of Vienna Terror Attack”

"The proximity to our main synagogue strongly suggests an antisemitic motive of the Islamist attacker,” he noted. “But what the incident also shows is that antisemitism, which is inherent in radical Islamism, is not only a threat to Jews, but to all those concerned with freedom, democracy, and human values," said IKG President Oskar Deutsch.

Le Figaro : “Attaque à Nice : la communauté juive européenne dénonce «le mal absolu»”

Le Congrès juif européen (CJE) s'est dit jeudi 29 octobre «bouleversé et indigné» par l'attaque au couteau qui a fait trois morts jeudi dans une basilique de Nice, dénonçant «la barbarie et le mal absolu» de l'attentat.

The Jerusalem Post : Dr. Moshe Kantor reelected as European Jewish Congress President

Dr. Moshe Kantor, who ran unopposed, was reelected as President of the European Jewish Congress (EJC) on Tuesday, during the virtual General Assembly that gathered leaders from 42 European Jewish communities.

Ynet News: Five Jews who made a splash in Israel in 5780

From changing the face of the Middle East to building a world-class cycling team, redefining our social media to recruiting world leaders in the fight against antisemitism - these five men have made an undeniable impact on Israeli life over the past 12 months

Op-ed by Moshe Kantor : A nuclear Iran means a regional hegemon and a global threat

"The Islamic Republic's aggressive actions over the past five years and its efforts to destabilize the region are clear and it would use its position as a nuclear power to entice countries seemingly beyond its reach to create a new world order," writes Dr. Moshe Kantor in an op-ed in Yedioth Ahronoth.

Op-ed by Moshe Kantor: The interconnectedness of Jewish and Portuguese people

"The amendment to the Portuguese Nationality Law in 2015 to offer citizenship to the descendants of Sephardic Jews of Portuguese origin was so important. It reconnects what was disconnected, rights a horrible injustice, and extends a hand of warm embrace to those whose ancestors were forced out," writes EJC president Dr. Moshe Kantor.

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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.