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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

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.

EU court: Hamas still considered a terror organization

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 Pen

EJC says Jean-Marie Le Pen belongs in jail

'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.

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

Israeli innovation celebrated at the European Parliament

European Parliament holds ‘Innovation across borders’ conference to highlight Israeli contributions to innovation and technology.

Israeli innovation celebrated at the European Parliament

European Jewish Congress: Horror and sadness over London attack

EJC issues prudent condemnation; leadership for Jews gingerly avoided.

European Jewish Congress: Horror and sadness over London attack

'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.'

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

Europe's Jewish leaders congratulate Macron

Conference of European Rabbis, European Jewish Congress congratulate Emmanuel Macron for winning presidential runoff.

Europe's Jewish leaders congratulate Macron

'Banning kosher slaughter attacks our status as equal citizens'

European Jewish Congress slams decision by Belgian lawmakers to effectively ban kosher slaughter of meat.

'Banning kosher slaughter attacks our status as equal citizens'

Jewish organizatons unite in condemnation of UNESCO vote

American Jewish Congress, European Jewish Congress respond to 'diplomatic assault'.

Jewish organizatons unite in condemnation of UNESCO vote

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.

Pope speaks about Holocaust Memorial Day

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.

EJC president: Europe must prove Jews have a future here

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.

UK Counter Extremism Bill applauded by EJC head

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.

EJC 'appalled' by recommendation to de-terrorize Hamas

EJC: France attack is an attack on all religions

Head of the European Jewish Congress condemns ISIS attack on a church in Normandy.

EJC: France attack is an attack on all religions

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.

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

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.

Outrage after European parliamentarian compares Jews to 'rash'

'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.

'Jews the victim of a new political correctness'

'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.

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

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

EJC welcomes upcoming announcement of bill to stop 'anti-Semitism' that seeks Israel's 'eradication.

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

'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.

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

'Jews should not be living in fear'

European Commission's coordinator on combating anti-Semitism, stresses need to protect Europe's Jews.

'Jews should not be living in fear'

'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.'

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

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.

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

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.

Blair: Time to get Israel recognized in the region

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.

Could the refugee crisis spell the end for European Jewry?

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.'

French Jews treated 'like second-class citizens'

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.

Russia 'safer for Jews than parts of Western Europe'

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.

European Jewish Congress reelects President Moshe Kantor

Putin offers European Jews refuge in Russia

Europe's beleaguered Jews 'should come to us,' Russian leader tells European Jewish Congress in the Kremlin.

Putin offers European Jews refuge in Russia

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.'

Jewish Congress urges Putin's cooperation against terror

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.

Swedish FM linking Israel to ISIS attack 'borderline racist'

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.'

EU Jewish Congress Could Sue Iceland Capital over Israel Boycott

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.'

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

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.

European Jewish Leader Under Fire for Meeting Le Pen

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.

European Rabbis to Meet Pope in the Vatican

'Living behind barbed wire'

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.

Damning Report Reveals Spike in Violent Anti-Semitism in Europe

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

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

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).

Samuel Eto’o Awarded European Medal of Tolerance

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.

Watch: Survivors Gather at Ruins of Czech Death Camp

Special interview

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.

Can Anything be Done Against Anti-Semitism?

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.'

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

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.'

European Jewish Leaders Urge EU Task Force against Anti-Semitism

'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.

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

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.

EU: Har Nof Massacre 'Condemnable by All Means'

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.

EJC: EU Must Condition Aid to PA on Ending Incitement

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.

EJC Demands Security after Jew Stabbed in Antwerp

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.

EJC Chief: Parts of Europe Ripe for Islamic State Attack

Brussels Shooting

European Governments 'Failing to Protect Their Jewish Citizens'

European Jews being left to fend for themselves against 'pervasive' anti-Semitism, says Belgian Jewish leader.

European Governments 'Failing to Protect Their Jewish Citizens'

European Jewish Congress Condemns 'Horrific' Brussels Shooting

EJC president connects shooting to 'permanent threat to Jewish targets' across Europe, Toulouse Massacre.

European Jewish Congress Condemns 'Horrific' Brussels Shooting

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.”

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

Anti-Semitism in Europe

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.

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

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.

A Glimmer of Hope Amid the Darkness

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

EJC Demands Apology from Sunday Times for 'Sickening' Cartoon

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 Holocaust

Festival of Caricatures in Tehran Explicitly Denies Holocaust