EJC Petition to declare Iranian President as Persona Non Grata Ad Personam in Europe

Following on the Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s declaration that Israel should be “wiped off the map” and his unending statements denying the Holocaust, the European Jewish Congress is organizing a petition calling for the Iranian President to be made Persona non grata ad personam, within European territory.

The European Jewish Congress and its affiliated Jewish communities throughout Europe will be circulating this petition, which will eventually be submitted to the European Parliament and other EU institutions, as well as to member state governments.

Additionally, the EJC will be filing a complaint at the International Criminal Court in The Hague against the Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for incitement to genocide.

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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 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

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Kantor Center Antisemitism Worldwide Report 2019 – The Coronavirus Crisis is Reviving ‘Blood Libels’ Against Jews

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