News & Views


Jews were victims of more than half of all hate crimes in US

Jewish Americans were once again the religious group most targeted by religiously-motivated bias crimes, the Federal Bureau of Investigation disclosed.

ECHR rules Holocaust denial not protected by freedom of expression

The European Court of Human Rights ruled that denying that the Holocaust ever happened is not a protected form of freedom of expression, in a case that stretched back nearly a decade.

Australian Jewish boy forced to kiss Muslim classmate’s shoes, drawing outcry in the country

Two reports of antisemitic bullying at schools in Australia are receiving widespread media coverage after photo showed a 12-year-old Jewish student being forced to kneel to kiss the shoes of a Muslim classmate was circulated on social media.

Last Jewish history museum survives in Albania

The only Jewish history museum in Albania got new life in Berat thanks to a generous businessman.

Rosh Hashanah message by Frans Timmermans, First Vice-President of the European Commission

"On behalf of the European Commission, I would like to extend my warmest greetings to all Jewish Europeans, their friends and families, and Jews around the world when you welcome the year 5780. May you celebrate Erev Rosh Hashana surrounded by your loved ones and enjoy blessed High Holidays."

Number of Jews in Israel and worldwide on the rise

The population of the State of Israel has increased 2.1% since last year, according to a report released in time for Rosh Hashanah by the Central Bureau of Statistics.

HIAS opens new Brussels office

HIAS, the global Jewish nonprofit that protects refugees, announced the opening of a new European office in Belgium’s capital.

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EJC expresses condemnation and concern after shooting which killed two outside Halle synagogue

EJC has expressed great concern and condemnation after two were killed in a shooting near a synagogue while the Jewish community was observing Yom Kippur in the eastern German city of Halle.

EJC President Moshe Kantor pays tribute to Serge Cwajgenbaum

EJC President Moshe Kantor pays tribute to Serge Cwajgenbaum z''l, who passed away on October 6th 2019.

Serge Cwajgenbaum z”l

EJC mourns the passing of our beloved founder and Secretary-General Serge Cwajgenbaum, z”l.