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'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

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.

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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.

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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 idea of de-terrorizing 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 speech 'a reminder why we have no 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 MEP 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'

European Jewish leaders decry Brussels attacks

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.

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'Jews should not be living in fear'

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

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'Words will not protect Jews on streets of Europe'

EJC President Moshe Kantor urges EU to take 'stronger steps' to stop flood of attacks targeting 'Europe's most loyal minority.'

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'Holocaust deniers sitting in the 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'player

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.

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Does the refugee crisis threaten European Jewry?

World Jewish Congress Vice President warns migrants largely coming from states where anti-Semitism is rife, says EU must integrate them.

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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.'

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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.

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European Jewish Congress reelects President 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

EJC 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, ISIS attack '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'

EJC Could Sue Reykjavik for 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