Op-Eds

Op-Ed by Dr. Moshe Kantor in the Jerusalem Post: “Attacks on Jews, as Jews, are always antisemitic”

"Attacks on Jews and Jewish targets are always motivated by antisemitism, no matter the attempt to contextualize them with geopolitical events 3,000 miles away," writes EJC President Moshe Kantor in an op-ed in the Jerusalem Post.

Ynet News: Five Jews who made a splash in Israel in 5780

From changing the face of the Middle East to building a world-class cycling team, redefining our social media to recruiting world leaders in the fight against antisemitism - these five men have made an undeniable impact on Israeli life over the past 12 months

Op-ed by Moshe Kantor : A nuclear Iran means a regional hegemon and a global threat

"The Islamic Republic's aggressive actions over the past five years and its efforts to destabilize the region are clear and it would use its position as a nuclear power to entice countries seemingly beyond its reach to create a new world order," writes Dr. Moshe Kantor in an op-ed in Yedioth Ahronoth.

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."

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Statements

The new Polish restitution law is discriminatory and immoral, says EJC President Kantor

EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor has slammed the passing of a bill by the Polish Senate which would make it far harder for Jews to claim restitution on properties appropriated and stolen during the Holocaust era.

EJC calls on Poland to pull back from unfair, unjust and discriminatory restitution law

The European Jewish Congress calls on Polish authorities to reject a proposed bill which would make it considerably more difficult for Jews to claim restitution on properties appropriated and stolen during the Holocaust era.

Attacks on Jews during recent conflict confirms necessity of IHRA definition, says Dr. Moshe Kantor

During an event held by Tel Aviv University commemorating the fifth anniversary of the IHRA definition of antisemitism, EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor said that the recent rise in antisemitism demonstrates why the definition and its examples are so vital.