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EJC President Ariel Muzicant op-ed in Jerusalem Post: “Removing agency from Jews in their own self defense is always antisemitism”

"Today, the ivory towers of international justice organisations once again believe that Jews should have no agency over the protection of their own lives. How else to explain the perverse decision of the ICC Chief Prosecutor to seek arrest warrants for those who seek to stop Jews being murdered?" said EJC President Ariel Muzicant.

ARUTZ SHEVA: EJC secries Obama’s awarding antisemite

U.S. President Barack Obama bestowed the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Wednesday to Mary Robinson despite an outcry from Jewish organizations over Robinsons' tenure as U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights. The blatantly anti-Semitic and anti-Israel Durban World Conference Against Racism took place during Robinson's tenure in the position...

Ha’aretz : European Jews: Obama award to Israel critic encourages hate

The controversial honor that U.S. President Barack Obama bestowed Wednesday on former Irish leader Mary Robinson, a fierce critic of Israel, elicited strongly-worded condemnations from European Jewish institutions, with the European Jewish Congress saying the move encouraged hate...

The Australian Jewish News : European Jewish leaders meet Polish president

European Jewish leaders met with Poland's president to discuss Holocaust commemoration, fighting anti-Semitism and the Iranian nuclear threat...

YNET: EJC head urges Polish leaders to address restitution

European Jewish Congress president holds high-level meetings with Polish president, foreign minister to discuss importance of struggle against racism, xenophobia...

AFP : European Jewish leader presses Poland on Holocaust assets

A senior European Jewish leader Tuesday urged Poland to clear legal hurdles to returning Jewish property seized by the Nazis during World War II, but welcomed a plan for presidential talks on the issue...

Reuters : Interview: Poland Pressed on Restitution of Jewish Assets

European Jewish Congress head raises issue with President Call for “reasonable compromise” over Jewish Assets...

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European Jewish Congress shocked by ICC prosecutor’s demand to arrest Israeli leaders

The European Jewish Congress is appalled by the decision of the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to request arrest warrants for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defence Minister Yoav Gallant on alleged war crimes charges.