European Jewish Congress

EJC 'appalled' by recommendation to de-terrorize Hamas

European Jewish Council blasts EU court official's recommendation to remove Hamas from terror list, says evidence of terrorism abundant.Hillel Fendel, 9/26/2016, 11:05 AM

EJC: France attack is an attack on all religions

Head of the European Jewish Congress condemns ISIS attack on a church in Normandy.Ben Ariel, 7/27/2016, 4:41 AM

Abbas's blood libel 'a reminder why we have no lasting peace’

Jewish leaders respond to PA President Mahmoud Abbas’ speech to the European Parliament.Shoshana Miskin Perez, 6/23/2016, 10:08 PM

Outrage after European parliamentarian compares Jews to 'rash'

EJC calls for retribution after convicted terrorist and British MEP Martina Anderson makes the comment in European Parliament.Arutz Sheva staff, 5/30/2016, 11:45 AM

'Jews the victim of a new political correctness'

EJC President says anti-Semitism not treated as bigotry in Sweden, where 'Islamophobia' is considered a far more serious issue.Arutz Sheva staff, 5/3/2016, 10:09 PM

'Evil will be destroyed only by recognizing it, and fighting it'

European Jewish leaders respond to Brussels attacks, call for a united Europe against radical Islamistc terrorism.Talia Blatman, 3/22/2016, 12:44 PM

'Finally the UK is fighting BDS anti-Israel hate'

EJC welcomes upcoming announcement of bill to stop 'anti-Semitism' that seeks Israel's 'eradication.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/17/2016, 1:25 PM

'BDS often turns out to be pure anti-Semitism'

President of European Union of Jewish Students says the boycott Israel movement has prompted Jewish students to hide their identities.Yoni Kempinski, 1/27/2016, 10:12 PM

'Jews should not be living in fear'

European Commission's coordinator on combating anti-Semitism, stresses need to protect Europe's Jews.Yoni Kempinski, 1/27/2016, 7:58 PM

'Words will not protect Jews on the streets of Europe'

EJC President Moshe Kantor urges EU to take 'stronger steps' to stop flood of attacks targeting 'Europe's most loyal minority.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/27/2016, 4:39 PM

EU head tears into 'Holocaust deniers sitting in EU parliament'

European Parliament President Martin Schulz warns European leaders to confront reemerging 'demons' of anti-Semitism.Yoni Kempinski, 1/27/2016, 3:32 PM

Blair: Time to get Israel recognized in the region

Addressing European Jewish Congress, former British PM says there is an opportunity to form new alliances between Israel and its neighbors.Yoni Kempinski, 1/27/2016, 3:16 AM

Could the refugee crisis spell the end for European Jewry?

World Jewish Congress Vice President warns migrants largely coming from states where anti-Semitism is rife, says EU must integrate them.Yoni Kempinski, 1/26/2016, 10:35 PM

French Jews treated 'like second-class citizens'

French Jewish leader Roger Cukierman warns of twin danger from Islamists, far-right, says rising anti-Semitism 'unacceptable.'Yoni Kempinski, 1/26/2016, 9:12 PM

Russia 'safer for Jews than parts of Western Europe'

'Refuge' offer to Jews may not have been serious, but Putin's record on anti-Semitism puts European critics to shame.Yoni Kempinski, 1/26/2016, 5:59 PM

European Jewish Congress reelects President Moshe Kantor

Dr. Moshe Kantor reelected as EJC President, as General Assembly votes to form special task force on BDS.Yoni Kempinski, 1/26/2016, 3:49 PM

Putin offers European Jews refuge in Russia

Europe's beleaguered Jews 'should come to us,' Russian leader tells European Jewish Congress in the Kremlin.Gil Ronen, 1/20/2016, 2:23 PM

Jewish Congress urges Putin's cooperation against terror

Stressing the need for united effort, EJC President tells Russian leader that terror has spread from targeting Jews to 'us all.'Cynthia Blank, 1/19/2016, 10:52 PM

Swedish FM linking Israel to ISIS attack 'borderline racist'

European Jewish leader slams 'deeply troubling' comments by Margot Wallström linking Paris attack, Palestinian 'frustration' with Israel.Ari Soffer, 11/16/2015, 6:52 PM

EU Jewish Congress Could Sue Iceland Capital over Israel Boycott

European Jewish Congress considering suing Reykjavik city council for boycotting Israeli goods; 'Time for Jews to fight back.'Ari Soffer, 9/17/2015, 12:43 PM

European Jewish Leader: Monaco's Holocaust Apology Not too Late

Prince Albert II marks 73 years since mass deporting of Jews to Nazi death camps in Monaco first; EJC pres.: 'no time limit to regret.'Ari Yashar, 8/28/2015, 8:01 AM

European Jewish Leader Under Fire for Meeting Le Pen

European Jewish Parliament head criticized by other groups for 'inappropriate' meeting with far-right French leader.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/9/2015, 5:13 PM

European Rabbis to Meet Pope in the Vatican

Leading European rabbis are set to meet with Pope Francis on Monday in the Vatican, where they will discuss the new anti-Semitism in Europe.Yaakov Levi, 4/19/2015, 8:19 PM

Damning Report Reveals Spike in Violent Anti-Semitism in Europe

European city streets 'have become hunting grounds for Jews,' new report finds. Explosion of violent incidents of Jew hatred exposed.Ari Yashar, 4/15/2015, 11:30 AM

Is Europe, Bereft of its Jews, No Longer Europe?

What are the factors involved in European Jewry's possibly emigrating from that continent?Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld, 3/23/2015, 11:30 AM

Samuel Eto’o Awarded European Medal of Tolerance

Football player awarded special award for his work against bigotry by leader of the European Jewish Congress (EJC).Yoni Kempinski and Orly Harari, 3/10/2015, 1:47 PM

Watch: Survivors Gather at Ruins of Czech Death Camp

Survivors and locals attend special holocaust memorial service at Theresienstadt on Int'l Holocaust Memorial Day.Yoni Kempinski, 1/28/2015, 9:29 AM

Can Anything be Done Against Anti-Semitism?

Despite possibility of 'new exodus' for European Jews, EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor has a vision to save the community.Yoni Kempinski and Tova Dvorin, 1/26/2015, 7:34 PM

Jewish Leaders Plead: Ignore 'Dangerous' EJA Demand to Arm Jews

A joint statement by leaders of 11 communities says EJA Head Rabbi Margolin 'does not speak for Europe's Jews.'Gil Ronen, 1/22/2015, 5:39 PM

European Jewish Leaders Urge EU Task Force against Anti-Semitism

European Jewish Congress heads meet EU foreign affairs following deadly Paris attack; 'targeting of Jews is growing more and more deadly.'Ari Soffer, 1/15/2015, 10:28 AM

'France is at War - And Jews are on the Frontlines'

European Jewish Congress head says mere words not enough to protect Europe's Jews, who face a grave threat to their very existence.Ari Soffer, 1/10/2015, 9:21 PM

EU: Har Nof Massacre 'Condemnable by All Means'

Outrage and condemnations from EU and European state leaders, who say attack on 'innocent believers' crosses a line.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/18/2014, 1:03 PM

EJC: EU Must Condition Aid to PA on Ending Incitement

European Jewish Congress says 'no more excuses' left to justify the PA's incitement, calls on EU to condition aid on ending incitement.Tova Dvorin, 11/18/2014, 12:04 PM

EJC Demands Security after Jew Stabbed in Antwerp

'Jews in Europe have lost a normal sense of security that worsens with every attack on Jews and Jewish institutions,' says Jewish Congress.Gil Ronen, 11/15/2014, 7:06 PM

EJC Chief: Parts of Europe Ripe for Islamic State Attack

President of the European Jewish Congress says that parts of Europe are already ripe for an attack by the Islamic State.Hillel Fendel, 8/25/2014, 6:15 PM

European Governments 'Failing to Protect Their Jewish Citizens'

European Jews being left to fend for themselves against 'pervasive' anti-Semitism, says Belgian Jewish leader.Ari Soffer, 5/25/2014, 4:06 PM

European Jewish Congress Condemns 'Horrific' Brussels Shooting

EJC president connects shooting to 'permanent threat to Jewish targets' across Europe, Toulouse Massacre.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/24/2014, 9:16 PM

EJC: Success of Anti-Semites a 'Dark Day for Hungary'

European Jewish Congress says the success of the openly anti-Semitic Jobbik party is “a source of grave concern for Europe.”Elad Benari, 4/8/2014, 3:44 AM

Anti-Semitic Comedian 'A Victim of His Own Fascism'

Sec. Gen. of European Jewish Congress calls Dieudonne an 'embarrassment to France' the day after anti-Semitic Paris march.Ari Soffer, 1/31/2014, 2:42 PM

A Glimmer of Hope Amid the Darkness

European Jewish Congress holds landmark annual Holocaust memorial - and with it, provides hope for the future of European Jewry.Ari Soffer, 1/28/2014, 1:13 AM

Neo-Nazi Win in Slovakia Alarms Jewish, Human Rights Groups

Victory of neo-Nazi Marian Kotleba as Slovakian regional governor concerns Jewish and Rights groups, say precedent might be set.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/26/2013, 2:45 AM

Anti-Semitism on the Rise in Europe, Finds New Survey

Anti-Semitism has worsened in Europe in the past few years, finds survey by the European Fundamental Rights Agency.Elad Benari, Canada, 11/8/2013, 9:30 PM

EJC: EU Readily Labels 'Settlements', Refuses to Ban Hizbullah

European Jewish Congress blasts EU's move to label goods over 'Green Line' as body refuses to label Hizbullah a terror organization.Rina Tzvi , 6/26/2013, 4:07 PM

EJC: Possible 'Golden Dawn' Ban is 'Milestone Against Racism'

European Jewish Congress welcomes report by Council of Europe, which affirmed that Greece has legal right to ban neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party.Arutz Sheva staff, 4/19/2013, 10:14 AM

EJC Demands Apology from Sunday Times for 'Sickening' Cartoon

The EJC has demanded an apology from the Sunday Times for its abhorrent cartoon depicting PM Netanyahu building a wall on Arab bodies.Rachel Hirshfeld , 1/28/2013, 1:59 PM

Festival of Caricatures in Tehran Explicitly Denies Holocaust

European Jewish Congress calls on international community to condemn a festival of caricatures initiated by Iran in effort to deny HolocaustRachel Hirshfeld , 1/7/2013, 10:24 PM

EJC: Swedish Jewish Community 'Dying of 1,000 Cuts'

Sweden's Jewish community is in “grave danger” after a series of anti-Semitic attacks, warns the European Jewish Congress.Chana Ya'ar, 12/6/2012, 11:48 AM

Jewish Groups: Adapt 'Emergency Measures' for European Jewry

Jewish groups urge European governments to adopt "emergency measures" to protect European Jewry from increasing threats of anti-Semitism. Rachel Hirshfeld, 5/17/2012, 2:34 PM

EJC Head: Anti-Israel Views Lead to Anti-Semitic Actions

EJC leader Dr. Moshe Kantor called on European leaders to act to prevent what he called a “tsunami of anti-Semitism”David Lev, 4/19/2012, 8:50 AM

Poland's Former PM Jerzy Buzek Honored by EU Rabbis

Former Polish Prime Minister Jerzy Buzek has received European Jewry's highest honor: the Lord Jakobovits Prize of European Judaism.Chana Ya'ar, 3/28/2012, 1:52 PM

EJC President Receives Prestigious French Award

Dr. Moshe Kantor, President of the European Jewish Congress (EJC), awarded the Chevalier Dans L’Ordre National de la Legion d’honneur.Elad Benari, 1/26/2012, 6:12 AM

Top Designer Convicted But Only Fined for Anti-Semitic Remarks

European Jewish Congress disappointed after John Galliano is only fined 6,000 euros for making anti-Semitic insults in Paris restaurant.Elad Benari, 9/9/2011, 5:13 AM

EJC Considers Lawsuit Against Dutch Slaughter Ban

The European Jewish Congress says it may bring suit to overturn the new law banning ritual slaughter in Holland. Jewish community fears future.Gabe Kahn., 6/29/2011, 6:09 PM

European Jewish Leaders Demand EU Atonement for Goldstone Report

European Jewish leaders ask the EU to retract its support of the Goldstone Report following the author’s admission that its findings were wrong.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 4/4/2011, 10:16 AM

France Promises Jews It Will Be ‘Strong’ against Iran

A senior French minister promised the annual European Jewish Congress conference that France “will take a strong stance against Iran.” Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 12/14/2010, 11:45 PM

Billionaire Ukrainian to Head European Jewish Group

The two largest European Jewish groups now are headed by billionaires following the election of a Ukrainian bank tycoon. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 10/26/2010, 8:22 PM

European Jews Fight for Israel

The European Jewish Congress pledges to use “any legal means” to assist Israel; begins campaign to get European support.Maayana Miskin, 4/23/2010, 11:01 AM