Op-Eds

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.

Op-Ed by Moshe Kantor in the Daily Telegraph: As the Holocaust fades from living memory, it is more urgent than ever to teach its...

"Antisemitism fundamentally equates to extremism and extremism is a threat to us all. When we allow these forces to shake the pillars of our communities, society as a whole is imperiled. Any resigned acceptance of extreme prejudice will fuel other hateful philosophies emboldened by the absence of serious resistance," writes EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor.

Op-ed by Moshe Kantor: Today’s scourge of antisemitism has to be tackled now

"Our history shows that antisemitism rarely ends in words. And as many have remarked, it doesn't stop with the Jewish community but with society as a whole," writes EJC President Moshe Kantor in an op-ed for the Daily Express.

Op-ed by Moshe Kantor in CNN: How to stop the horrifying resurgence of antisemitism

"Eighty-one years ago, the disagreement, disunity and inertia of the international community allowed antisemites to act wantonly and freely. Today, while the perpetrators are largely private individuals and not state actors, the lessons that we must learn remain."

Op-ed by Moshe Kantor: ‘We must pull back from this nuclear precipice’

"There is an urgent need to revive nuclear diplomacy to improve understanding, trust and transparency between the players. Without a diplomatic “safety net,” there is potential for tensions to escalate, risking a renewed nuclear arms race and increasing the likelihood of a nuclear catastrophe that could claim hundreds of millions of lives."

Op-ed by Moshe Kantor: The battle against antisemitism is the battle for Europe’s future

"The European Union, which was meant to serve as a bulwark against intolerance and fanaticism and bring together a more cohesive and unified continent saw in recent years the strengthening of euroskeptic, far-right and nationalist parties."

Op-ed by Dr Moshe Kantor: Europe’s rising antisemitism demands a new social contract

"In Europe, due to rising radicalism, populism, a weak political center, economic imbalances and terrorism - combined with a lack of historical memory - antisemitism is no longer considered an absolute evil. And it's likely to get worse," writes Dr Moshe Kantor in an Op-ed for CNN.

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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.