(Sunday, 23rd April 2017) - Today, the Kantor Center for the Study of Contemporary European Jewry at Tel Aviv University, in cooperation with the European Jewish Congress, released its Annual Report on Anti-Semitism for 2016 during a press conference held at the university.Dr. Moshe Kantor, President of the European Jewish Congress, commented on the findings, saying that while there was a substantial decrease in violent attacks against Jews, the motivation has not dropped, as witnessed by an increase in attacks on less protected arenas like online, university campuses and cemeteries.
"The future of a peaceful, united and tolerant Europe lies in all of our hands. We must be proactive in the face of this dark, encroaching racism, hate and intolerance, and refuse to passively accept it. Our European future depends on it."
— Viatcheslav Moshe KantorAbout person
European Jewish Congress
11 September 2017Press releases European Jewish Congress calls on French authorities to root out “societal Antisemitism” after Jewish family assaulted near Paris (Brussels, Monday, September 11, 2017) – The European Jewish Congress (EJC) has called for stronger measures to be taken by French authorities in the wake of an attack on a French Jewish leader and his family who were assaulted in their home near Paris in an anti-Semitic attack. The attack took place just days after it was reported that a former principal at a preparatory school for teenagers in Marseille said that he regularly advised Jews not to attend his institution for fear of harassment by other students.
31 August 2017Press releases European Jewish Congress expresses grave concern over rise in antisemitism in Poland and the deteriorating relationship between the Government and the Jewish community (Brussels, Thursday, August 31, 2017) – The European Jewish Congress (EJC) has expressed its grave concerns about the deteriorating relationship between the Polish Government and the Jewish community, especially as recent events in Poland demonstrates that antisemitism is on the rise there.
20 July 2017Press releases Jean-Marie Le Pen faces trial over “oven” comment. EJC: Antisemitism will not be tolerated (Brussels, Thursday, July 20, 2017) – The European Jewish Congress (EJC) has called on the French Judiciary to use the full weight of the law and impose the strongest possible punishment on Jean-Marie Le Pen, the founder and former leader of the National Front, after it was decided earlier this month that he will face trial for inciting racial hatred for comments he made about a Jewish actor and singer in 2014. The EJC was a civil party to the lawsuit.