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.
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.”
“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.”
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.
(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.”