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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.

EJP: EJC President Kantor: “Stop doing business with Iran”

The head of the European Jewish Congress urged European countries Tuesday to cease doing business with Iran entirely, saying current European Union sanctions are "not sufficient at all... It's absolutely necessary to stop completely economical relations with Iran," Moshe Kantor said in a telephone interview with AP.

EU Business – AFP : EJC warns over Iran nuclear threat

Leaders of the European Jewish Congress will call on the current EU presidency to rapidly apply UN sanctions against Iran over its nuclear programme, said a CEJ statement issued Monday. A CEJ, led by its president Moshe Kantor, will state their case at meetings with the Slovenian presidency of the European Union Tuesday and Wednesday, said the statement.

The Jerusalem Online : EJC President Moshe Kantor Special Interview with the Jerusalem Online

In a serie of interviews with the Jerusalem Online, EJC President Moshe Kantor describes the European Jewish Congress role and its numerous activities...

European Jewish Press : European Jewish body denounces Palestinian jubilation after Jerusalem attack

The European Jewish Congress (EJC) denounced the jubilation displayed by thousands of Palestinians in Gaza and southern Lebanon following the terrorist attack against a rabbinical seminary in Jerusalem.

The Jerusalem Online : EJC President Moshe Kantor on the Iranian Threat

In a special interview conducted on February 27, 2008 by the Jerusalem Online, EJC President Moshe Kantor talks about the Iranian threat...

EJP : European Jewish group calls for stiffer penalties for hate crimes in Greece

ATHENS (EJP)---The president of the European Jewish Congress, Moshe Kantor, has called on Greece to introduce stiffer penalties for hate crimes and voiced concern over the rise of an extreme-right party, during a meeting Monday in Athens with Greek President Karolos Papoulias.

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Statements

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.

Antisemitic chants at anti-racist march in Paris shows how worthy cause is being hijacked to spread hate

EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor called on anti-racist marchers and organisers to ensure that antisemitism is not being adopted by some within their ranks, after large groups of marchers at a rally in Paris's Place de la République shouted antisemitic slogans like “dirty Jew”.

Kantor Center Antisemitism Worldwide Report 2019 – The Coronavirus Crisis is Reviving ‘Blood Libels’ Against Jews

EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor said that already in the first few months since the global breakout of the coronavirus, there has been a rise in antisemitic manifestations relating to the spread of the disease and the economic recession triggered by the pandemic at the release of the Antisemitism Worldwide Report 2019. The total number of major violent incidents monitored in 2019 was 456, an 18% rise from 2018.