UK chief rabbi says killings will ‘serve only to unite us’ as European Jewish Congress condemns ‘cowardly and barbaric’ act
The European Jewish Congress condemned what it called a “cowardly and barbaric terror attack.” The EJC statement also extended its condolences to the British government and the British people.
Last week, the Community Security Trust released its annual report on hate crimes against Jews in 2016. It found a record high of antisemitic incidents in Britain, with no discernible reason for this spike.In response to the release of this report, Baroness Jenny Tonge asked rhetorically if it had been considered that hate crimes committed against Jews were because of Israeli government actions – and suggested that if the Jewish community spoke up against Israel it would lessen the amount of hate crimes.
"If you are not ready today, you will be even less so tomorrow," wrote the Roman author Publius Ovidius Naso.This adage is appearing more and more as an unfortunate prophecy of the situation facing Europe in its efforts to defend the continent against the growing threat of violent radical Islamism in the 21st Century.
America and Russia must cooperate to thwart rogue state attacksThe greatest challenge to global security is the nuclear threat from rogue states, led by North Korea and Iran. There will be no progress in ensuring global nuclear stability without cooperation between the United States and Russia. This should be a major priority for Presidents Trump and Putin. Much has been made of states trying to secure their borders against terrorist threats. While it is essential that borders are secured, terrorism is tackled and hatred confronted, we cannot ignore the greatest contemporary threat of all, nuclear attacks. It feels remote and unlikely, but is a very clear and present danger.
Jewish parliamentarians relive frightening experience of the attack, as community chiefs call for ‘vigilance’ and co-operation with authorities
The European Jewish Congress (EJC) sent condolences to the victims, and said: “We strongly condemn this cowardly and barbaric terror attack.”
President of the EJC, Dr. Moshe Kantor, said. “This strike, at the heart of democracy, on the anniversary of the Brussels attacks which claimed the lives of 32 people, once again demonstrates that radical extremists continue to have the ability and motivation to commit mass murder in Europe.”
European and British Jewry expressed its solidarity with Great Britain in the wake of the multi-site terror attack that took place Wednesday afternoon in central London.
The European Jewish Congress issued a separate statement on behalf of European Jewry, condemning the attack and offering condolences to the British government and people.
A European report on Islamophobia has referred to “worrying developments” in the treatment and perception of Muslims in Ireland.
The Irish chapter of the new European Islamophobia Report 2016 also criticises media coverage of events involving Muslims.
Meanwhile, the president of the European Jewish Congress, Moshe Kantor, said he was “alarmed” by the reported weaknesses in criminal law in Ireland and in the training of gardaí in dealing with racism, and also by the level of statutory support for victims.
“Today’s attack, which targeted the very heart of our democracy in Westminster, will serve only to unite us against the scourge of violence and terrorism,’’ declared Britain’s Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis in a reaction to the terrorist attack Wednesday afternoon in London close to the British Parliament in London in which four people, including the presumed attacker, were killed and several others wounded.
“We strongly condemn this cowardly and barbaric terror attack,” said Moshe Kantor, President of the European Jewish Congress. “This strike, at the heart of democracy, on the anniversary of the Brussels attacks which claimed the lives of 32 people, once again demonstrates that radical extremists continue to have the ability and motivation to commit mass murder in Europe.”
Joint Event Being Held Today in Washington DC With Nuclear Threat InitiativeThe International Luxembourg Forum on Preventing Nuclear Catastrophe ("The Luxembourg Forum") today warns that the US & Europe are at imminent risk of a deadly nuclear attack from rogue states, such as North Korea, and terror groups, such as ISIS.
Jewish groups respond to Wednesday's deadly incident in which three people were killed by an attacker in the English city
The European Jewish Congress (EJC) also strongly condemned the terror attack in London.
“This strike, at the heart of democracy, on the anniversary of the Brussels attacks which claimed the lives of 32 people, once again demonstrates that radical extremists continue to have the ability and motivation to commit mass murder in Europe,” President of the EJC, Dr. Moshe Kantor said in a statement.
UK Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mervis joined other European Jewish leaders Thursday in offering condolences following Wednesday’s terror attack outside the British Parliament.
The Chief Rabbi’s sentiments were echoed by Dr. Moshe Kantor, the president of the EJC, who, like Mervis, perceived the attack not merely as a random outburst of violence but as “a strike at the heart of democracy.”
Umbrella group praises voters for "rejecting populism and extremism."
The European Jewish Congress (EJC) on Thursday praised Dutch voters "for rejecting populism and extremism" after Prime Minister Mark Rutte's center-right party beat Geert Wilders far-right one.
“Prime Minister Rutte expressed before the elections that a populist ‘domino effect’ was taking place across the globe,” EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor said. “However, we hope that this electoral victory will begin the reverse, a ‘domino effect’ of mainstream parties pushing back against extremism and populism.”
France's Jewish community has faced several radical Islamist attacks in recent year
A French teenager inspired by the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) has been sentenced to seven years in jail for attempting to murder a Jewish teacher.
The attack should alert authorities and force them to take more stringent protection measures for France’s Jewish community, the largest in Europe, according to Moshe Kantor, president of the European Jewish Congress.
One of the biggest Jewish schools in east London will not be leaving Redbridge, an internal review has concluded.There had been rumours that Kantor King Solomon High School, in Forest Road, Barkingside, was considering relocating out of the borough, but a report published after a two month consultation has now ruled out such a move.
Kantor King Solomon High School in Essex has rejected the option of relocating to north-west London after a review into its future commissioned by governors.Following extensive UJIA consultations with the local community, the review concluded that the idea of relocating was “universally rejected. It would be a disaster and the final nail in the coffin for the community.”
The United States has historically taken a firm lead on managing threats from Pyongyang, and the presence of US vice president Mike Pence and defence secretary James Mattis in Munich positions them as the barometer to gauge how Kim Jong-un’s nuclear programme can be halted before it is too late.
Moshe Kantor, head of the European Jewish Congress met the Catholic leader on International Holocaust Remembrance DayA European Jewish leader has told the Pope that there should be a “reaffirmation” of the principles that bind Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
European Jewish Congress leader Moshe Kantor has warned on making judgements about individuals based on their country of origin, race, colour or gender amid the furore over Donald Trump's decision to ban Muslims from seven Middle Eastern countries from the US.