(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 European Jewish Congress (EJC) strongly condemns the terror attack which resulted in three people dead and more than a dozen injured outside the Houses of Parliament in London today.“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 Jewish Congress (EJC) President Dr. Moshe Kantor met with the Pope in the Vatican today and said that he considers the audience a gesture of brotherhood towards every Jew.“Jews still bear the marks of the Shoah in their hearts and even today continue to be threatened by Antisemitism in all its vicious forms,” Dr. Kantor said, praising the visit by the Pope to Auschwitz last year.
(Brussels, May 6, 2017) - The European Jewish Congress has strongly condemned the decision of the Wallon region in southern Belgium to back the formal proscription of the slaughter of non-stunned animals as of 2019, thereby effectively banning Shechita, the Jewish form of humane slaughter for meat.
European Jewish Congress congratulates its President, Dr. Moshe Kantor, on his re-election as Chairman of the World Jewish Congress Policy Council.
Dr. Moshe Kantor was re-elected as Chairman of the World Jewish Congress Policy Council during the 15th Plenary Assembly held in New York that was attended by over 600 delegates from 90 countries.
The statement of the President of the United States Donald trump of disadvantages for Washington Russian-American Treaty on measures for the further reduction and limitation of strategic offensive arms (start-3) lack of understanding of the importance of the basic principles of strategic stability and parity in the field of nuclear weapons. Such opinion was voiced on Thursday to journalists the President of the Luxembourg forum on preventing nuclear catastrophe Viatcheslav Kantor on the sidelines of the presentation of the book “the Prevention of crisis in nuclear arms control and catastrophic terrorism.”
“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.”
(London, Wednesday, 9 November 2016) – The Kantor King Solomon High School, a 940-pupil voluntary aided Jewish comprehensive in North East London was formally renamed at a special ceremony today. Opened in 1993, the school is Modern Orthodox but it provides places for children from all faiths.At the naming ceremony, Dr Moshe Kantor, President of the European Jewish Congress, in whose honour the school is now named, spoke about the importance of “proper education for surviving and development, because of its unbreakable link to wisdom and also vice versa.”
“Shimon Peres’ story was the story of the rebirth of Israel and he was involved in so many of its important and memorable moments,” Dr. Moshe Kantor, President of the EJC, said. “An important part of our people is no longer with us and our collective heart is aching.”
The European Jewish Congress (EJC) has expressed its condemnation after a Catholic priest was killed during an attack on a church during morning mass in Normandy today.“An attack against a religious institution and a man of God is an attack against all religions and faith itself,” Dr. Moshe Kantor, President of the EJC, said. “This dastardly attack will only strengthen our resolve to defeat the enemy of Islamist terrorism.”
The European Jewish Congress (EJC) expresses its outrage and sadness as well as our deep solidarity with the people of France after last night’s terror attack in Nice on people celebrating Bastille Day. A driver rammed his truck into a crowd of people killing at least 80 people.
“It is difficult to express our pain and sadness after yet another terror attack on France,” Dr. Moshe Kantor, President of the EJC, said. “At this time it is vital that we remain resolute in our unity to defeat this scourge of terrorism, because we know it will not falter, nor desist, from its murderous ideology.”