Ursula von der Leyen elected European Commission president

The European Parliament elected Ursula von der Leyen as the next president of the European Commission — the first woman to hold the EU's top executive job.

EU foreign ministers slam Iranian breaches of nuclear agreement

France, Germany, the UK and the EU expressed deep concern over Iran pursuing activities inconsistent with its commitments in the 2015 Nuclear Deal.

EU calls on Iran to stop any steps against nuclear deal

The EU is "extremely concerned" about Iran's announcement on enriching uranium and calls on Tehran to "stop and reverse" any action that goes against the 2015 nuclear deal.

Yazidi women training in Israel to help overcome trauma of ISIS

Yazidi women who were taken captive by the ISIS came from Iraq to Israel where they were offered training in treating their trauma.

European academic association cancels conference in Israel

Over fears of a backlash from the international boycott movement, a European association of mental health researchers has cancelled plans to hold its next conference in Israel.

European Commision and FRA publish report on Young Jewish Europeans

The European Commission, together with FRA published a joint report on Young Jewish Europeans, proposed by the European Union of Jewish Students and drawing on the data of the wider FRA second survey on perceptions of antisemitism.

Leader of Sobibor death camp rebellion dies in Israel aged 96

Semyon Rozenfeld, among the leaders of the rebellion at the Sobibor death camp, died in Israel at age 96. Rozenfeld is believed to be the last Israeli survivor of the uprising at the camp.

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Statements

EJC President Kantor expresses concern about a Jewish future in Europe after release of FRA report on young Jewish Europeans

EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor has expressed great concern over the results of the FRA report “Young Jewish Europeans: perceptions and experiences of antisemitism.”

The study, at the initiative of the European Union of Jewish Students (EUJS), critically records the experience of antisemitism among young European Jews, who are all too often the target of anti-Jewish hate.

EJC sends its deepest condolences to President Reuven Rivlin on the passing of his wife Nechama Rivlin

EJC sends its deepest and most heartfelt condolences to the President of the State of Israel, Reuven Rivlin, on the passing of his beloved wife, Nechama Rivlin.

EJC calls comments by Polish PM on restitution a major distortion of the historic truth

EJC has called comments by Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki saying that to pay restitution to Jews who survived the Holocaust would equate to “Hitler’s victory after his death” a major distortion.