The unique aspect about anti-Semitism in today’s Europe is that it comes from widely opposing groups that have nothing in common but their hatred for Jews, said Moshe Kantor, president of the European Jewish Congress, the democratically elected representative body of 42 Jewish communities throughout Europe.“In recent years we are seeing that more and more anti-Semites feel freer to express their views openly and plainly,” he told The Globe Post. “It has reached the point where Jewish communal leaders tell Jews to hide signs of their Jewish identity in public.”
European Jewish Congress (EJC) President Dr. Moshe Kantor said, “This cartoon clearly and unequivocally contravenes the meaning of the IHRA Working Definition of Antisemitism when comparing Israeli political leaders with Nazi ideology. While we stress that criticism of the Israeli government’s policies is protected, hate speech is not and this is what the cartoon clearly reflects.”
The European Jewish Congress said the Labour leader’s claim to be committed to fighting racism “rings hollow” in the light of the party’s refusal to accept in full an internationally accepted definition of anti-semitism.Dr Moshe Kantor, its president, said Labour’s refusal to adopt the full International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) code was an “act of arrogance”, which “shows a baffling disdain for British Jewry, compounded by a leadership that dismisses any criticism of its code as ‘misinterpretation’.”
The European Jewish Congress said his claim that he is committed to fighting racism 'rings hollow' in light of the ongoing feud over changes to the party's code of conduct on tackling anti-Jewish abuse.
Dr Moshe Kantor, the group's president, voiced fears that 'the possible future Prime Minister of Britain' was failing to properly deal with the issue.
Bognor Regis councillor Damien Enticott was alleged to have posted video referring to ‘Talmud Jews’ as ‘parasites’ – but claims his Facebook account was hacked by a housemate
Dr Moshe Kantor, the group’s president, told the Politics Home website: “This act of arrogance by the Labour leadership shows a baffling disdain for British Jewry, compounded by a leadership that dismisses any criticism of its code as ‘misinterpretation’, further reinforces the impression that under Jeremy Corbyn, the Labour party remains unable and unwilling to confront anti-Semitism.”
A leading international Jewish group has accused Jeremy Corbyn of being "unable and unwilling to confront anti-Semitism" in the Labour party.
Dr Moshe Kantor, the group's president, voiced fears that "the possible future Prime Minister of Britain" was failing to properly deal with the issue.
All ritual slaughter should generally be banned, says the leader of the far-right Freedom Party, who is vice chancellor of Austria.
Jewish groups have consistently slammed such legislation as sending “a terrible message to Jewish communities throughout our continent that Jews are unwanted,” European Jewish Congress president Moshe Kantor said after the Belgian vote last May.
Labour MP Margaret Hodge refused to back down after she branded Jeremy Corbyn an "anti-semite" for his failure to address growing concerns of anti-semitism within the party.
European Jewish Congress president Dr Moshe Kantor voiced his criticism of Mr Corbyn's leadership in regards to the anti-semitism row.
In a statement, Dr Kantor said: “The British government was one of the first to adopt the IHRA definition and, having apparently accepted the definition, it is disappointing that Labour is now backtracking on some of its crucial provisions.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo cautioned on Thursday against efforts in various European countries to curtail religious practices sacred to Jewish and Muslim communities, including male circumcision and ritual slaughter of animals for consumption.
In May, the European Jewish Congress (EJC) reacted furiously to the decision of the parliament in the Walloon region of Belgium to ban the slaughter of animals according to the religious requirements of Jews and Muslims. The move was described by EJC as the “greatest assault on Jewish religious rights in Belgium since the Nazi occupation of the country in World War II.”
Some Jewish community leaders in Europe say Swedish Jewry, and the problems they are facing, is a "test case" for the rest of the continent.
“The challenges that the Jewish community in Sweden face today are sadly indicative of far wider phenomena taking place across Europe,” said Moshe Kantor, president of the European Jewish Congress.
Analysis: Prospect that both leaders storm out in 'fit of anger' cannot be ruled out
The summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un should not lead to expectations of an immediate major breakthrough, the senior US official who last negotiated and almost achieved a deal with North Korea has cautioned.
Dr Viatcheslav Moshe Kantor, president of the Luxembourg Forum, said the near collapse of the deal on Iran’s nuclear programme hung over the Singapore talks.
European Jewish figures inaugurate memorial at fortress site in Czech Republic which Nazi Germany sent more than 150,000 Jews toEuropean Jewish representatives have unveiled a new monument in memory of those killed at the Terezin concentration camp in the Czech Republic.
A new monument - commemorating the victims of the Nazi Holocaust - was unveiled on Monday at the site of the Terezin concentration camp in the Czech Republic.Dr. Moshe Kantor - president of the European Jewish Congress - said the monument was a reminder of the “inescapable burden of our responsibility of keeping the memory of the Shoah alive.”
The European Jewish Congress (EJC) has called on European leaders and officials to cease all contact with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas until he apologizes for his outrageous antisemitism and Holocaust denial.“For far too long European leaders have given Mahmoud Abbas the benefit of the doubt over his repeated incitement against Israel, the Jewish People and his denial of the Holocaust,” Dr. Moshe Kantor, President of the EJC, said. “This must come to an end and he must be treated like any racist or antisemite and contact with him must cease until he apologizes.”
The German-Palestinian Society, or DPG, in a statement Tuesday said it “dissociates itself clearly and unequivocally” from the remarks by Abbas
“For far too long European leaders have given Mahmoud Abbas the benefit of the doubt over his repeated incitement against Israel, the Jewish People and his denial of the Holocaust,” Moshe Kantor, the European Jewish Congress president, said in a statement. “This must come to an end and he must be treated like any racist or anti-Semite and contact with him must cease until he apologizes.”
European Jewish Congress calls on Brussels university to revoke decision to honor Ken LoachThe European Jewish Congress (EJC) expressed shock at the decision by the Free University of Brussels (ULB) to grant an honorary doctorate to British filmmaker Ken Loach.
Prime minister Charles Michel joins European community leaders in urging ‘no accommodation with anti-Semitism’ and a snub of the left-wing filmmakerBelgium’s prime minister has joined European Jewish groups calling for a Belgian university to revoke its decision to honour British film-maker Ken Loach over his past statements on Israel, anti-Semitism in the Labour Party and the Holocaust.
The Brussels ULB university honored British director Ken Loach with a special doctorate on Thursday despite veiled criticism from Prime Minister Charles Michel and outspoken rebukes from Jewish organizations about anti-Semitism allegations.
The president of the European Jewish Congress, Moshe Kantor, was more emphatic, saying that the honorary doctorate for Loach “can only be seen as an endorsement of someone who has played fast and loose with the historical record to the point of trivializing the Holocaust.”
British film director Ken Loach accused Belgium’s prime minister on Thursday of ignoring “flagrant breaches of international law” by Israel in a row over alleged anti-Semitism and the filmmaker’s long-time support of Palestinians.
In a statement on Thursday, the European Jewish Congress called on the university to revoke its decision to honour Loach, saying he had “constantly undermined efforts to combat anti-Semitism in the UK”.
The Brussels ULB university honoured British director Ken Loach with a special doctorate despite veiled criticism from Belgium’s prime minister Charles Michel and outspoken rebukes from Jewish organisations about anti-Semitism allegations.
The president of the European Jewish Congress, Moshe Kantor, was more emphatic, saying that the honorary doctorate for Loach “can only be seen as an endorsement of someone who has played fast and loose with the historical record to the point of trivialising the Holocaust”.
After an attack on a young Israeli wearing a kipa in a trendy Berlin neighborhood, the leader of Germany’s largest Jewish organization urged Jews to wear baseball caps instead. It was just too dangerous, he said, to walk around openly with a kipa or skullcap, a sign of devotion.
“The fact that the head of the Central Council of Jews in Germany has advised against wearing a kipa in public must serve as a final wake up call for German and European society to take action,” said Moshe Kantor, resident of the European Jewish Congress.
Rap prize to duo whose tracks refer to Auschwitz and Jewish moneylenders prompts annual event’s demise
The organizers of Germany’s version of the Grammys, the Echo, said on Wednesday they would no longer bestow the high-profile awards, two weeks after one of this year’s prizes went to a rap duo that peppers its lyrics and videos with anti-Semitic words and images.
“Today’s decision to end the award was neither brave nor proactive,” said Dr. Moshe Kantor, president of the European Jewish Congress, suggesting it should have never gone to the duo in the first place. He called for more non-Jews in Germany to speak up and act against anti-Semitism.