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European Jewish Congress:

'EU, UN leaders must cease 1-sided Israel-bashing'

The European Jewish Congress warned that the "constant stream" of anti-Israel invective from the EU and UN is a main contributor to global outbreak of antisemitism.

'EU, UN leaders must cease 1-sided Israel-bashing'

European Jewish Congress:

'Dismayed' by ECHR ruling to uphold shechita ban

Decision to uphold Belgium shechita ban raises serious question regarding whether Jews have a future in Europe, European Jewish Congress says.

'Dismayed' by ECHR ruling to uphold shechita ban

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A Jewish prisoner is surrounded by Antisemites

Yehuda Schoenfeld's family fears for his life.

A Jewish prisoner is surrounded by Antisemites

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Israel was our safe haven - that needs to be rebuilt, with unity

The president of the European Jewish Congress visits Israel, urges government to reject calls for a humanitarian ceasefire.

Israel was our safe haven - that needs to be rebuilt, with unity

Austrian MP visiting Israel:

'We support Israel. Refugees completely changed our society'

Dr. Reinhold Lopatka, VP of the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly, explains the world's mistakes in viewing the war against Hamas.

'We support Israel. Refugees completely changed our society'

Jewish group: Rise in antisemitic tropes in Polish media

European Jewish Congress condemns politically-motivated antisemitic tropes in Poland, denounces lies of government officials.

Jewish group: Rise in antisemitic tropes in Polish media

'A disgrace to Sweden'

Swedish authorities allow provocative burning of Jewish Bible

European Jewish Congress 'shocked and appalled by moves to burn holy books in Sweden.'

Swedish authorities allow provocative burning of Jewish Bible

EJC calls on Israeli government to restore calm, open dialogue

European Jewish Congress says division of Jewish people over judicial reform providing fuel to Israel's enemies.

EJC calls on Israeli government to restore calm, open dialogue

Bulgarian neo-Nazi march to go ahead despite previous ban

Far-right rally in Sofia to take place in spite of past efforts by lawmakers and NGOs to ban celebration of WWII-era Nazi leader.

Bulgarian neo-Nazi march to go ahead despite previous ban

'Sheer hatred of Jews'

European Jewish Congress condemns Jerusalem terror attacks

EJC President: Our solidarity with Israel is unflinching. No acts of terror must be allowed to deny celebration of Shabbat in Jerusalem.

European Jewish Congress condemns Jerusalem terror attacks

Shocking antisemitic graffiti found across Jewish area of Paris

Shops in Paris's 9th arrondissement hit with vile antisemitic vandalism that Jewish orgs compare to Kristallnacht.

Shocking antisemitic graffiti found across Jewish area of Paris

EJC praises Germany for adopting national antisemitism strategy

Germany applauded for crafting first national antisemitism strategy to foster Jewish community.

EJC praises Germany for adopting national antisemitism strategy

EJC hosts event on improving security in places of worship

European Jewish Congress holds conference bringing together communities to improve security at religious institutions in the EU.

EJC hosts event on improving security in places of worship

'A life of service and faith'

Jewish organizations pay tribute to Queen Elizabeth II

Jewish organizations pay tribute following passing of British Queen at the age of 96.

Jewish organizations pay tribute to Queen Elizabeth II

EJC and UNESCO host event addressing conspiracy theories

'Addressing Conspiracy Theories Through Education' brings together stakeholders to discuss response to antisemitic conspiracy theories.

EJC and UNESCO host event addressing conspiracy theories

European Jewish Congress holds annual executive meeting

EJC executive meeting in Brussels confronts multiple challenges faced by Jews in Europe.

European Jewish Congress holds annual executive meeting

New guide to help educators combat conspiracy theories

UNESCO and European Jewish Congress present practical guide for educators to combat conspiracy theories launched.

New guide to help educators combat conspiracy theories

A chief rabbi in Ukraine denies sexual misconduct allegations

Treasurer of European Jewish Congress pushes back on accusations of sexual misconduct which led to termination of ties with UK Jewish group.

A chief rabbi in Ukraine denies sexual misconduct allegations

UK Board of Deputies suspends ties with European Jewish Congress

Board of Deputies cuts off membership with the EJC over concerns about the handling of misconduct complaints.

UK Board of Deputies suspends ties with European Jewish Congress

EJC condemns the murder of three Israelis in Elad terror attack

European Jewish Congress condemns terror attack, calls on international community to isolate and defeat Hamas and its supporters.

EJC condemns the murder of three Israelis in Elad terror attack

Dr. Moshe Kantor to step back from EJC Presidency

European Jewish Congress announces its President will step back after being sanctioned over ties to Putin.

Dr. Moshe Kantor to step back from EJC Presidency

UK imposes sanctions on European Jewish Congress president

Dr. Moshe Kantor named as one of several oligarchs with ties to Russia hit by new sanctions by British government.

UK imposes sanctions on European Jewish Congress president

Jewish orgs. condemn Amnesty report against Israel

World Jewish Congress, European Jewish Congress, and ADL accuse Amnesty of anti-Israel bias, demonization over 'apartheid' report.

Jewish orgs. condemn Amnesty report against Israel

The Chelm Report: Anti-Jewish hate crimes and anti-Semitism

For the last 3000 years, or so it seems, Jewish leaders have been conducting polls trying to gauge how much non-Jews like us. Op-ed.

The Chelm Report: Anti-Jewish hate crimes and anti-Semitism

60 Jewish orgs urge German voters not to choose far right party

Appeal by Jewish groups calls on voters not to vote for AfD party over its "radical and anti-religious" positions.

60 Jewish orgs urge German voters not to choose far right party

'Attacks on Jews prove necessity of IHRA definition'

European Jewish Congress President Moshe Kantor says attacks on Jews during and after Gaza conflict show extent of anti-Semitism problem

'Attacks on Jews prove necessity of IHRA definition'

'Hateful, false narratives fueling attacks on Jews in Europe'

European Jewish Congress strongly condemns attacks on German synagogues.

'Hateful, false narratives fueling attacks on Jews in Europe'

'Vital step towards resolving Israeli-Palestinian conflict'

EJC applauds European Parliament decision to censure UNRWA over anti-Semitism in its textbooks.

'Vital step towards resolving Israeli-Palestinian conflict'

Jewish, Christian, Muslim and Buddhist partner

European Jewish Congress partners with Christian, Muslim and Buddhist communities in EU-awarded grant to protect houses of worship.

Jewish, Christian, Muslim and Buddhist partner

'EU must prioritize Holocaust survivors for COVID vaccines'

EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor calls on EU members to ensure Holocaust survivors have access to COVID vaccine as soon as possible.

'EU must prioritize Holocaust survivors for COVID vaccines'

Dr. Moshe Kantor reelected as European Jewish Congress President

Vote seen as a resounding vote of confidence in Dr. Kantor's leadership by the representatives of Europe’s Jewish communities.

Dr. Moshe Kantor reelected as European Jewish Congress President

EJC to Portuguese parliament : Don't harm Sephardi citizenship

European Jewish Congress president calls to ensure law allowing Sephardi Jews citizenship not thwarted by attempts to harm applicability.

EJC to Portuguese parliament : Don't harm Sephardi citizenship

Jewish group bestows Golden Vision award on Pope Francis

In meeting with Pope Francis at the Vatican, Dr. Moshe Kantor discussed next World Holocaust Forums to focus on ethical and moral issues.

Jewish group bestows Golden Vision award on Pope Francis

President of EJC: There are places that are dangerous for Jews

At Yediot Aharonot conference, European Jewish Congress president says there are 'definitely' places in Europe which are dangerous for Jews.

President of EJC: There are places that are dangerous for Jews

European Jewish Congress rips ruling in Sarah Halimi murder case

EJC expresses 'shock and indignation' after man who murdered elderly Jewish woman found 'not criminally responsible' because he smoked pot.

European Jewish Congress rips ruling in Sarah Halimi murder case

'Anti-Zionism is almost always a mask of hatred for Jews'

EJC President praises French Parliament ruling equating anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism: 'Logical and important.'

'Anti-Zionism is almost always a mask of hatred for Jews'

EJC: Attack should send shock waves in Germany and beyond

European Jewish Congress condemns attack on Jewish worshipers in the eastern Germany city of Halle.

EJC: Attack should send shock waves in Germany and beyond

European Jewish Congress mourns Sec-Gen Serge Cwajgenbaum

'Across Europe, Jewish communities mourn, cherish Serge’s memory. His moral character, devotion to Jewish life were an inspiration to many.'

European Jewish Congress mourns Sec-Gen Serge Cwajgenbaum

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.

EJC: Closing of Vilnius synagogue 'extremely ominous sign'

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.

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

EJC welcomes life sentence to Brussels Jewish museum killer

European Jewish Congress welcomes life sentence handed down to Mehdi Nemmouche.

EJC welcomes life sentence to Brussels Jewish museum killer

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.

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

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?

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

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

European Union parliament marks International Holocaust Remembrance Day with special commemorative event in Brussels.

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

European Jewish Congress:

'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.

'Unprecedented declaration' in fight against anti-Semitism

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.

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

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

European Jewish Congress calls on Brussels university to revoke decision to honor Ken Loach.

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

'We can be stronger than anti-Semitism'

Leaders gather in Vienna for five-day conference aimed at finding solutions to anti-Semitism.

'We can be stronger than anti-Semitism'

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.

Jewish leader calls for ambitious solutions to anti-Semitism

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.

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

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.

Watch: Memorial prayer recited at European Parliament

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.

EJC President warns Europe as Holocaust memory fades

European Jewish Congress:

'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.'

'Grave concern about Freedom Party joining Austrian Government'

European Jewish Congress: No meetings with Far-Right

Representative organization of European Jewry tells French president it opposes all meetings with far-right parties.

European Jewish Congress: No meetings with Far-Right

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.

Far-right party places second in Austrian national elections

European Jewish Congress decries PA acceptance into Interpol

'PA must cease incitement and support for terror before being allowed to join international police organization.'

European Jewish Congress decries PA acceptance into Interpol

Polish leader denounces anti-Semitism, praises Israel

Jaroslaw Kaczynski, head of Poland's governing party, denounces anti-Semitism after Jewish groups express concern.

Polish leader denounces anti-Semitism, praises Israel

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.

European Jewish Congress: French government must take action

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.

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

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.

Hamas dismisses ECJ ruling on terror list