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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Five Jews who made a splash in Israel in 5780

The European Jewish Congress is proud and honoured to announce that Dr. Moshe Kantor has been recognised as one of five Jewish leaders who shaped the year 5780 by the Israeli newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth and warmly congratulates him for this outstanding recognition.

Major Jewish organizations launch unified position on tackling antisemitism online

The European Jewish Congress, along with major Jewish organizations working with the EU institutions, has launched a unified position on tackling antisemitism online, in response to the Digital Services Act consultation by the European Commission.

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”.