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  • On Holocaust Remembrance Day, former prisoners mark liberation at Auschwitz

    January 27, 2016 | 3:55 pm

    More than 80 former Auschwitz prisoners marked the 71st anniversary of their liberation during a ceremony at the Nazi death camp on International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

    The Holocaust survivors gathered Wednesday at the camp, now a memorial and museum, in southern Poland, many...

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

    January 26, 2016 | 8:52 am

    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...

  • EU official: Tensions with Russia must not muddle Holocaust record

    January 27, 2015 | 9:19 am

    Political tensions with Russia must not be allowed to obfuscate the historical record on the Holocaust, a senior European Union official said.

    Frans Timmermans, the first vice president of the European Commission — the EU’s executive branch — made the plea Monday at an event in...

  • 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...

  • Holland opposes banning any Israeli product, Dutch premier says

    September 23, 2013 | 4:49 pm

    The Netherlands opposes any kind of import ban on Israeli products, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said, though it must enforce European Union legislation on labeling settlement goods.

    “I would like to stress that the Netherlands opposes any type of import ban or the boycott of...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Report: Global anti-Semitism fell in 2011

    April 19, 2012 | 11:26 am

    Global anti-Semitism fell by 27 percent in 2011, according to an annual report.

    The Kantor Center for the Study of Contemporary European Jewry at Tel Aviv University presented its global anti-Semitism report for 2011 on Wednesday, the eve of Holocaust Remembrance Day.

    The report...

  • 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...