EJC in the media


The Washington Post: “Toll rises to 5 killed in Tunisia synagogue attack”

The European Jewish Congress expressed its “shock and outrage" about the attack on a synagogue on the Tunisian island of Djerba.

Agence France Presse : EJC calls for stronger sanctions on Iran

The European Jewish Congress (EJC) called on the EU to strenghten sanctions against Iran over its latest efforts to develop its nuclear programme. "We want the improving of the sanctions... against Iran in case it continues the weaponisation of its nuclear programme

EJP : EJC deplores Lebanese president’s welcome of Samir Kantar

The EJC strongly condemned the participation of Lebanese President Michel Suleiman in the jubilant celebrations held to welcome the return to Lebanon of Samir Kantar, a convicted triple murderer freed by Israel in exchange for the bodies of two Israeli soldiers.

EJP : European Jewish body urges EU to enforce sanctions against Iran ‘in the strictest manner’

A delegation of the European Jewish Congress praised the EU's recent decision to stiffen economic sanctions against Iran but expressed concern about their implementation, during talks with EU top officials in Brussels.

EJP : EJC to meet EU top officials in Brussels

A delegation of the European Jewish Congress (EJC) will meet next week in Brussels with EU top officials to discuss issues of concern to the European and Jewish Community.

EJP : European Jewish group commends Italian PM and Pope for refusal to meet Ahmadinejad

The Paris-based European Jewish Congress commended Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi for his refusal to meet with President Ahmadinejad during his controversial stay in Rome.

JTA : European Jews launch tolerance forum

The former president of Poland will lead a new European Jewish Congress council on tolerance. Aleksander Kwasniewski will head the "European Forum of Tolerance: The Council of Europe's Civil Society Representatives,” which was launched Wednesday at the EJC's executive meeting in Brussels.

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More than 160 Jewish communities and organisations across the globe urge UN to use IHRA Working Definition of Antisemitism in UN Action Plan

The letter demonstrates that the vast majority of those engaged in combating antisemitism and the Jewish communities worldwide who are its target find the IHRA definition not only helps fight antisemitism, but “can be used entirely consistently with fundamental human rights standards.”