The unique aspect about anti-Semitism in today’s Europe is that it comes from widely opposing groups that have nothing in common but their hatred for Jews, said Moshe Kantor, president of the European Jewish Congress, the democratically elected representative body of 42 Jewish communities throughout Europe.“In recent years we are seeing that more and more anti-Semites feel freer to express their views openly and plainly,” he told The Globe Post. “It has reached the point where Jewish communal leaders tell Jews to hide signs of their Jewish identity in public.”
The Brussels ULB university honoured British director Ken Loach with a special doctorate despite veiled criticism from Belgium’s prime minister Charles Michel and outspoken rebukes from Jewish organisations about anti-Semitism allegations.
The president of the European Jewish Congress, Moshe Kantor, was more emphatic, saying that the honorary doctorate for Loach “can only be seen as an endorsement of someone who has played fast and loose with the historical record to the point of trivialising the Holocaust”.
Analysis: Prospect that both leaders storm out in 'fit of anger' cannot be ruled out
The summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un should not lead to expectations of an immediate major breakthrough, the senior US official who last negotiated and almost achieved a deal with North Korea has cautioned.
Dr Viatcheslav Moshe Kantor, president of the Luxembourg Forum, said the near collapse of the deal on Iran’s nuclear programme hung over the Singapore talks.
European Jewish figures inaugurate memorial at fortress site in Czech Republic which Nazi Germany sent more than 150,000 Jews toEuropean Jewish representatives have unveiled a new monument in memory of those killed at the Terezin concentration camp in the Czech Republic.
A new monument - commemorating the victims of the Nazi Holocaust - was unveiled on Monday at the site of the Terezin concentration camp in the Czech Republic.Dr. Moshe Kantor - president of the European Jewish Congress - said the monument was a reminder of the “inescapable burden of our responsibility of keeping the memory of the Shoah alive.”
The European Jewish Congress (EJC) has called on European leaders and officials to cease all contact with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas until he apologizes for his outrageous antisemitism and Holocaust denial.“For far too long European leaders have given Mahmoud Abbas the benefit of the doubt over his repeated incitement against Israel, the Jewish People and his denial of the Holocaust,” Dr. Moshe Kantor, President of the EJC, said. “This must come to an end and he must be treated like any racist or antisemite and contact with him must cease until he apologizes.”
The German-Palestinian Society, or DPG, in a statement Tuesday said it “dissociates itself clearly and unequivocally” from the remarks by Abbas
“For far too long European leaders have given Mahmoud Abbas the benefit of the doubt over his repeated incitement against Israel, the Jewish People and his denial of the Holocaust,” Moshe Kantor, the European Jewish Congress president, said in a statement. “This must come to an end and he must be treated like any racist or anti-Semite and contact with him must cease until he apologizes.”
European Jewish Congress calls on Brussels university to revoke decision to honor Ken LoachThe European Jewish Congress (EJC) expressed shock at the decision by the Free University of Brussels (ULB) to grant an honorary doctorate to British filmmaker Ken Loach.
Prime minister Charles Michel joins European community leaders in urging ‘no accommodation with anti-Semitism’ and a snub of the left-wing filmmakerBelgium’s prime minister has joined European Jewish groups calling for a Belgian university to revoke its decision to honour British film-maker Ken Loach over his past statements on Israel, anti-Semitism in the Labour Party and the Holocaust.
The Brussels ULB university honored British director Ken Loach with a special doctorate on Thursday despite veiled criticism from Prime Minister Charles Michel and outspoken rebukes from Jewish organizations about anti-Semitism allegations.
The president of the European Jewish Congress, Moshe Kantor, was more emphatic, saying that the honorary doctorate for Loach “can only be seen as an endorsement of someone who has played fast and loose with the historical record to the point of trivializing the Holocaust.”
British film director Ken Loach accused Belgium’s prime minister on Thursday of ignoring “flagrant breaches of international law” by Israel in a row over alleged anti-Semitism and the filmmaker’s long-time support of Palestinians.
In a statement on Thursday, the European Jewish Congress called on the university to revoke its decision to honour Loach, saying he had “constantly undermined efforts to combat anti-Semitism in the UK”.
After an attack on a young Israeli wearing a kipa in a trendy Berlin neighborhood, the leader of Germany’s largest Jewish organization urged Jews to wear baseball caps instead. It was just too dangerous, he said, to walk around openly with a kipa or skullcap, a sign of devotion.
“The fact that the head of the Central Council of Jews in Germany has advised against wearing a kipa in public must serve as a final wake up call for German and European society to take action,” said Moshe Kantor, resident of the European Jewish Congress.
Rap prize to duo whose tracks refer to Auschwitz and Jewish moneylenders prompts annual event’s demise
The organizers of Germany’s version of the Grammys, the Echo, said on Wednesday they would no longer bestow the high-profile awards, two weeks after one of this year’s prizes went to a rap duo that peppers its lyrics and videos with anti-Semitic words and images.
“Today’s decision to end the award was neither brave nor proactive,” said Dr. Moshe Kantor, president of the European Jewish Congress, suggesting it should have never gone to the duo in the first place. He called for more non-Jews in Germany to speak up and act against anti-Semitism.
Dr. Moshe Kantor - president of the European Jewish Congress - made similar statements, telling The Algemeiner, “The European Jewish Congress has always fought against any ban which infringes on the right to religious freedom. We have always said that an attempt to ban a basic Jewish practice is a crude way of saying that Jews and their traditions are not welcome and this is absolutely unacceptable.”
Anti-Semitism has been a problem for a very long time through history, but it is seeing a resurgence in recent times in various countries around the world.The organization under the leadership of Dr Kantor has organized and sponsored conferences and other events that facilitate interaction and the sharing of ideas among civil society representatives and people from academia
In Europe, Jews are facing a resurgence of mainstream anti-Jewish attitudes. Tel Aviv University’s Kantor Center released a study that concluded that “Europe’s largest Jewish communities are experiencing a normalization and mainstreaming of antisemitism not seen since the Second World War.”“There has been an increase in open, unashamed and explicit hatred directed against Jews. The Jew as exploiter, the Jew as killer, the Jew as banker. It is like we have regressed 100 years,” European Jewish Congress President, Moshe Kantor, was quoted as saying in a statement.
Jeremy Corbyn's Labour party is partly to blame for a rise in antisemitic attacks in the UK, a report has said.The Kantor Center, based at Tel Aviv University, said that the "unprecendented publicity regarding controversies about alleged and actual antisemitism in the Labour Party" is likely to have "emboldened offenders".
Jewish people around the world feel increasingly threatened by “harsh anti-Semitic expressions,” according to a new study from Tel Aviv University’s Kantor Center.While instances of violent anti-Semitic acts dropped by 9% between 2016 and 2017, Jews are gripped by a “prevalent ominous feeling of insecurity” due to an increase in “all other manifestations” of hate, including harassment in schools and on social media, according to the report.
Jewish life around the world is under attack once again by “classic traditional anti-Semitism,” according to a report by an Israeli university released Wednesday.While acts of violent anti-Semitism dropped by 9 percent between 2016 and 2017, other incidents such as abuse and harassment are on the rise and have led to a “certain corrosion of Jewish life.” The study blames the surge on “the constant rise of the extreme right, a heated anti-Zionist discourse in the left, accompanied by harsh anti-Semitic expressions, and radical Islamism.”