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

"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 Dr. 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.

CNN: Op-ed by Moshe Kantor: 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.

Open Letter by Dr. Moshe Kantor in the WSJ: Time for stronger Jewish unity on the issues that matter

Together, on the occasion of Israel’s Independence Day and its achievements as a beacon of hope and progress in the world, we call for an end to hate and intolerance, not just for the Jewish People, but for all peoples across the globe.

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A message to all our friends and communities from the European Jewish Congress 

Formally, our communities may have closed their doors and events have been cancelled, but never have these communities been so open. There is an outpouring of warmth and generosity in our communities we can truly be proud of.

EJC expresses outrage at mass display of public antisemitism at Aalst Carnival

EJC expresses outrage at the appalling mass display of open antisemitism during carnival celebrations in the Belgian city of Aalst and stands in solidarity with its affiliate, the Coordinating Committee of Belgian Jewish Organisations (CCOJB).

Dr. Moshe Kantor bestows Golden Vision award on Pope Francis

In a private meeting with Pope Francis in the Vatican, EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor bestowed the 2020 Golden Vision award on Pope Francis as a token of appreciation for his message of brotherhood between Jews and Christians and his unrelenting commitment to younger generations and promoting solutions to the moral and ethical challenges of our time.