EJC President Moshe Kantor
EJC President Moshe KantorFlash 90

The European Jewish Congress (EJC) decried the Palestinian Authority’s acceptances to membership in the Interpol international police organization, saying that the move "is likely to only exacerbate difficulties in international cooperation in the critical fight against terror."

“It is unconscionable that the Palestinian Authority, only a day after a major terrorist attack in Israel, is being rewarded by being welcomed into an organization whose whole raison d'être is to fight international crime and terror,” Dr. Moshe Kantor, EJC President, said. “The Palestinian Authority must meet standardize criteria before even approaching Interpol membership, and at the moment it falls well short in this regard.”

“Furthermore, the Palestinian Authority must commit itself to cease terror incitement, payment to terrorists and their families and immediately disarm terrorists organizations within its jurisdiction, as indeed it has committed to on countless occasions, before it can truly be seen as a force for good on the global anti-terror stage.” Dr. Kantor added.