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  • Moshe Kantor elected to 3rd term as president of European Jewish Congress

    2 weeks ago

    Moshe Kantor, the president of the European Jewish Congress, was reelected for a third term.

    Kantor, 62, an aerospace scientist turned businessman who was born in Russia, was reelected unanimously on Wednesday during the organization’s general assembly in Brussels, EJC announced...

  • Swedish FM links Palestinians’ frustration to Paris attacks

    November 16, 2015 | 1:30 pm

    The European Jewish Congress accused Sweden’s foreign minister of being “borderline racist” after she linked the Paris terrorist attacks to perceived hopelessness among the Palestinians.

    Dr. Moshe Kantor, president of the EJC, leveled the accusation Monday following remarks...

  • European Jewish Congress calls for more security to protect institutions

    January 13, 2015 | 11:22 am

    The European Jewish Congress called on Belgium and other European Union member states to beef up security around Jewish institutions.

    EJC President Moshe Kantor issued the call Monday as security professionals from Jewish communities across Europe gathered in the Belgian capital...

  • European officials come to Newark to learn Jewish security ‘best practices’

    November 7, 2014 | 1:45 pm

    European Jewish institutions increasingly find themselves potential terror targets.

    But attempts to ramp up security at synagogues, day schools, museums and community centers from Paris to Copenhagen have been stymied both by a lingering distrust of the police among some...

  • Brigitte Bardot calls for ban on shechitah, terms it ‘ritual sacrifice’

    September 9, 2014 | 2:19 pm

    Brigitte Bardot published an open letter in several leading French newspapers calling for a ban on shechitah, or Jewish ritual slaughter.

    The one-time French actress terms the practice “ritual sacrifice” in the letter that appeared Monday in newspapers such as Le Parisien, Le...

  • Moshe Kantor awarded Italy’s highest honor for non-citizens

    February 21, 2013 | 8:00 am

    Italy awarded Moshe Kantor, the president of the European Jewish Congress, its highest decoration given to a non-Italian.

    Kantor was honored earlier this week with the Knight’s Grand Cross of the Order of Merit “for his work in promoting tolerance and reconciliation, human rights...

  • Tunisian minister wishes Jews a Merry Christmas

    January 2, 2013 | 9:22 am

    A Tunisian minister in charge of emigres wished a Merry Christmas to the country’s Jews.

    “I want to wish all the Jews of Tunisia a happy holiday tonight, it is a big holiday all over the world,” Houcine El Jaziri, Tunisia’s state secretary for immigration and Tunisians living...

  • Hungarian lawmaker proposes ‘registering’ Jewish lawmakers

    November 27, 2012 | 10:10 am

    A far-right Hungarian lawmaker suggested that members of the Hungarian Parliament who are Jewish or of Jewish origin be counted and registered.

    Marton Gyongyosi of the ultranationalist Jobbik party made the suggestion Monday in a Parliament session during a discussion of the...

  • In Europe, big gaps exist among security precautions at Jewish institutions

    November 19, 2012 | 1:11 pm

    Within hours of Israel's assassination of a top Hamas commander, the situation room sprang into action, anticipating retaliatory attacks and preparing instructions to keep civilians out of harm's way.

    No, the room wasn't deep in a bunker beneath Jerusalem, but thousands of miles...

  • Jewish leader unveils model bill on regulating shechitah in EU

    October 17, 2012 | 9:20 am

    European Jewish Congress President Moshe Kantor has unveiled a model bill designed to set “strict legal terms” on religious freedoms in order to enshrine them in Europe.

    Kantor, who is also co-chairman of the European Council on Tolerance and Reconciliation, or ECTR, presented...

  • European Jewish Congress demands stronger response to spate of anti-Semitic attacks

    July 6, 2012 | 10:35 am

    The European Jewish Congress (EJC) is demanding a more proactive response to the recent escalation in anti-Semitic attacks around Europe, which its leader called “smaller tremors before a massive earthquake.”

    On Thursday, a French Jewish teenager, who attends the Toulouse school...

  • EJC’s Moshe Kantor receives France’s highest honor

    January 25, 2012 | 11:47 am

    Dr. Moshe Kantor, the president of the European Jewish Congress, was awarded France’s highest honor.

    Kantor on Tuesday was presented with the National Order of the Legion of Honor, which is awarded by the French president.

    The award is the highest level of the Legion of Honor,...

  • EU Commissioner apologizes for ‘irrational Jews’ remark

    September 3, 2010 | 11:12 am

    The European Union’s trade chief apologized for saying that rational discussion about Israel was impossible with Jews and that the Jewish lobby is the most influential in Washington.

    Karel De Gucht, a former Belgian foreign minister who is now the E.U.‘s Trade Commissioner, had been...

  • Briefs: Congressmen fight for lawsuits against P.A.; Jewish diplomats defend Obama advisor

    February 21, 2008 | 5:00 pm

    Congressmen Press on Lawsuits

    Congressmen urged the Bush administration not to intervene in lawsuits that U.S. terror victims have won against the Palestinian Authority. In a letter Feb. 14 to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, a bipartisan slate of eight U.S. senators expressed...

  • European anti-Semitism up since Hezbollah war

    By Dinah Spritzer

    November 16, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Israel's recent war with Hezbollah resulted in a new wave of anti-Semitic incidents in Europe -- almost all in Western Europe, a new report finds.

    The European Jewish Congress' (EJC) 53-page report, presented Sunday at a World Jewish Congress meeting in Paris, reveals that the...