European Jewish Congress

EJC: Closing of Vilnius synagogue 'extremely ominous sign'

European Jewish Congress calls on Lithuania to act more strongly against anti-Semitism after Jewish leaders close capital's sole synagogue.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/7/2019, 7:26 PM

13% increase in violent anti-Semitic attacks worldwide in 2018

In report, Dr. Moshe Kantor warns of an increasing sense of emergency among Jewish communities worldwide.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/1/2019, 11:25 AM

EJC welcomes life sentence to Brussels Jewish museum killer

European Jewish Congress welcomes life sentence handed down to Mehdi Nemmouche.Ben Ariel, 3/12/2019, 4:11 AM

EJC applauds French MPs who say anti-Zionism is anti-Semitism

European Jewish Congress welcomes discussions in the French Parliament on how to criminalize anti-Zionism as a form of anti-Semitism.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/20/2019, 6:05 PM

Anti-Semitism in Europe: Have we returned to 75 years ago?

Ukraine Chief Rabbi: How is it 75 years after the Holocaust they can outlaw shechita and brit milah and Jews feel unsafe in Europe?Kobi Finkler, Brussels, 1/23/2019, 5:45 PM

"Time to give meaning to the phrase 'Never Again'"

European Union parliament marks International Holocaust Remembrance Day with special commemorative event in Brussels.Kobi Finkler, Brussels, 1/23/2019, 3:03 PM

'Unprecedented declaration' in fight against anti-Semitism

EJC applauds EU's historic declaration on fight against anti-Semitism and development of a common security approach for Jewish communities.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/6/2018, 2:49 PM

Netanyahu: Anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism are one and the same

Israeli premier praises Austrian chancellor for confronting anti-Semitism, as Austria hosts conference on anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/21/2018, 2:42 PM

EJC: Fight anti-Semitism, don't honor Ken Loach

European Jewish Congress calls on Brussels university to revoke decision to honor Ken Loach.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/26/2018, 4:21 PM

'We can be stronger than anti-Semitism'

Leaders gather in Vienna for five-day conference aimed at finding solutions to anti-Semitism.Yoni Kempinski, Vienna, 2/19/2018, 5:44 AM

Jewish leader calls for ambitious solutions to anti-Semitism

EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor opens five-day conference on anti-Semitism in Vienna, calls for practical solutions.Yoni Kempinski, Vienna, 2/19/2018, 3:35 AM

Jewish leader: Anti-Zionism is the worst form of anti-Semtism

European Jewish Congress President calls on OSCE members to adopt IHRA definition of anti-Semitism.Yoni Kempinski, 1/29/2018, 12:36 PM

Watch: Memorial prayer recited at European Parliament

IDF Chief Cantor Shai Abramson sings 'Kel Malei Rahamim' prayer at international Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremony in European Parliament.Yoni Kempinski, Brussels, 1/24/2018, 2:40 PM

EJC President warns Europe as Holocaust memory fades

WATCH: European Jewish leader warns Europe's immunization to anti-Semitism is ending as Holocaust memory fades.Yoni Kempinski, Brussels, 1/24/2018, 2:25 PM

'Grave concern about Freedom Party joining Austrian Government'

'Freedom Party can not use Jewish community as fig leaf and must show tolerance and acceptance towards all communities and minorities.'Mordechai Sones, 12/18/2017, 6:03 PM

European Jewish Congress: No meetings with Far-Right

Representative organization of European Jewry tells French president it opposes all meetings with far-right parties.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/21/2017, 8:04 PM

Far-right party places second in Austrian national elections

Jewish groups call on largest party after Austrian elections to form government without the second largest party, the extreme Freedom Party.JTA, 10/15/2017, 8:45 PM

European Jewish Congress decries PA acceptance into Interpol

'PA must cease incitement and support for terror before being allowed to join international police organization.'Gary Willig, 9/27/2017, 6:01 PM

Polish leader denounces anti-Semitism, praises Israel

Jaroslaw Kaczynski, head of Poland's governing party, denounces anti-Semitism after Jewish groups express concern.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/19/2017, 1:05 AM

European Jewish Congress: French government must take action

EJC calls on French authorities to take stronger measures against anti-Semitism, says words are important but not enough.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/11/2017, 2:54 PM

EJC slams Poland’s ‘lack of concern’ over anti-Semitism

European Jewish Congress issues unusual condemnation of Polish government for ignoring growth and spread of anti-Semitism.JTA, 8/31/2017, 3:33 PM

Hamas dismisses ECJ ruling on terror list

Hamas rejects ruling of European Court of Justice that it should be left on the EU list of terror organizations.Elad Benari, 7/27/2017, 4:42 AM

EU court: Hamas still considered a terror organization

Jewish groups welcome EU's decision to keep Hamas on terror list, express hope that authorities will clamp down on Hamas supporters.Chana Roberts, 7/26/2017, 2:44 PM

EJC says Jean-Marie Le Pen belongs in jail

The European Jewish Congress called on the French judiciary to throw the book at known anti-Semite Jean-Marie Le PenTzvi Lev, 7/20/2017, 2:48 PM

'An attack on one religion is an attack on all religions'

European Jewish Congress condemns attack on worshipers at London mosque, calls on all peoples and faiths to stand together against terror.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/19/2017, 11:56 AM

Israeli innovation celebrated at the European Parliament

European Parliament holds ‘Innovation across borders’ conference to highlight Israeli contributions to innovation and technology.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/7/2017, 4:20 PM

European Jewish Congress: Horror and sadness over London attack

EJC issues prudent condemnation; leadership for Jews gingerly avoided.Mordechai Sones, 6/4/2017, 10:33 AM

'The EP must adopt working definition of anti-Semitism'

European Jewish Congress: “Those who seek to confound methods to combat anti-Semitism must be called out for what they are.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/29/2017, 9:50 PM

Europe's Jewish leaders congratulate Macron

Conference of European Rabbis, European Jewish Congress congratulate Emmanuel Macron for winning presidential runoff.Ben Ariel, 5/8/2017, 6:08 AM

'Banning kosher slaughter attacks our status as equal citizens'

European Jewish Congress slams decision by Belgian lawmakers to effectively ban kosher slaughter of meat.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/7/2017, 7:04 AM

Jewish organizatons unite in condemnation of UNESCO vote

American Jewish Congress, European Jewish Congress respond to 'diplomatic assault'.Mordechai Sones, 5/2/2017, 8:46 PM

Pope speaks about Holocaust Memorial Day

On International Holocaust Memorial Day, EJC President Kantor meets with the Pope at the Vatican and gives him a blessing for his home.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/29/2017, 1:24 PM

EJC president: Europe must prove Jews have a future here

European Jewish Congress (EJC) President Dr. Moshe Kantor called on European leaders to adopt IHRA definition of anti-Semitism.Hezki Baruch, Brussels, 1/25/2017, 3:52 PM

UK Counter Extremism Bill applauded by EJC head

EJC President Moshe Kantor lauds UK Government’s Counter-Extremism Bill at Policy Conference speaking alongside the British Home Secretary.Yoni Kempinski, 11/30/2016, 9:59 PM

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