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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

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 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.

Op-ed by Moshe Kantor in CNN: 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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Five Jews who made a splash in Israel in 5780

The European Jewish Congress is proud and honoured to announce that Dr. Moshe Kantor has been recognised as one of five Jewish leaders who shaped the year 5780 by the Israeli newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth and warmly congratulates him for this outstanding recognition.

Major Jewish organizations launch unified position on tackling antisemitism online

The European Jewish Congress, along with major Jewish organizations working with the EU institutions, has launched a unified position on tackling antisemitism online, in response to the Digital Services Act consultation by the European Commission.

EJC President calls on the Portuguese Parliament not to harm the Sephardi citizenship law

EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor has written to the President of the Portuguese Parliament calling on him to ensure that a law passed in 2013 which provides Sephardi Jews with the possibility to apply for Portuguese citizenship is not harmed by recent attempts to pass amendments which would damage the applicability, intention and spirit of the original law.