EJC President Moshe Kantor and Ex-President of Poland Alexander Kwasniewsky Meet With the President of the European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso. Strasbourg, July 6, 2011

The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the establishment of a European Institute on Tolerance and Security in one of the leading existing EU research and educational centres. This institute will be the first European centre to link the concepts of tolerance and security and to provide a contemporary definition of the concept of tolerance which will include an equilibrium of rights and obligations towards modern societies. President Barroso has reacted with a lot of enthusiasm to the idea and provided the ECTR with the support and patronage of the European Commission for the project.

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EJC President calls on the Portuguese Parliament not to harm the Sephardi citizenship law

EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor has written to Portugal’s President of the Assembly of the Republic Eduardo Ferro Rodrigues, 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.