EJC General Assembly – Brussels – 26 January 2016

EJC General Assembly met in Brussels to elect its leadership and discuss many of the pressing challenges facing European Jewish communities. Moshe Kantor was re-elected to another term as President of the EJC and Jonathan Arkush, President of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, was elected as Chairman of the Council.

The EJC General Assembly, attended by leaders from 42 European Jewish communities, discussed about the need to vigorously challenge and fight the BDS campaign, to strengthen the European Jewish communities, to seriously engage with national governments and relevant EU bodies to ensure they uphold their responsibilities for security in all arenas.

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EJC welcomes practical handbook on the IHRA definition of antisemitism

EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor welcomed the publication of a handbook for the practical use of the working definition of antisemitism of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) as a key tool in the fight against anti-Jewish hatred in Europe.

EJC President Kantor calls EU Court of Justice ruling “a heavy blow to Jewish life in Europe”

European Jewish Congress President Dr. Moshe Kantor has slammed the ruling by the Court of Justice of the European Union which allows member states to permit the requirement of stunning before religious slaughter of animals for meat, as a fundamental attack on the basic rights of Jewish religious expression and practice.

EJC welcomes reestablishment of full ties between Israel and Morocco

The European Jewish Congress has welcomed and lauded the reestablishment of full ties and warm relations between the State of Israel and the Kingdom of Morocco.

EJC President applauds EU declaration to fight Antisemitism at all levels

EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor applauds the European Union Council Declaration on mainstreaming the fight against antisemitism across policy-areas, adopted unanimously by EU member states.