The European Jewish Congress (EJC) expresses shock and sadness at the terrible attack on the Tree Of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh yesterday.“This barbaric and vicious act by a gunman shouting “all Jews must die”, following similar comments made on social media, shows how easily antisemitism can turn from hateful rhetoric and incitement into extreme violence,” said Dr. Moshe Kantor, President of the EJC.
Chair of European Jewish Association: We tend to envy relative peace in US communities. Now we extend sympathy following murderous attack.Rabbi Menachem Margolin, Chairman of the European Jewish Association in Brussels, responded to the Pittsburgh shooting, reffering to the routine feeling of concern felt by Jewish communities throughout Europe.
LIB DEM MP Layla Moran mercilessly shut down Labour Chancellor John McDonnell after he claimed differences among party members have decreased.
President of the EJC Moshe Kantor said: “The full definition and examples were carefully drawn up in consultation with leading experts on anti-Semitism and place no restrictions on freedom of speech or legitimate criticism of Israel.”
Lawyer Mark Lewis, 53, who represented the family of murder victim Millie Dowler, plans to move from north London to Israel next year and said: “I don’t feel welcome in this country any more.” His partner Mandy Blumenthal said some of her cousins had already left. Dr Moshe Kantor, president of the European Jewish Congress, also claimed many Jews feel they have no future in Britain because the Labour leadership had failed to take a stronger line on anti-Semitism, but added that he thought the UK “remains a safe and welcoming place to be Jewish”.
European Jewish Congress (EJC) President Dr. Moshe Kantor said, “This cartoon clearly and unequivocally contravenes the meaning of the IHRA Working Definition of Antisemitism when comparing Israeli political leaders with Nazi ideology. While we stress that criticism of the Israeli government’s policies is protected, hate speech is not and this is what the cartoon clearly reflects.”
The European Jewish Congress said the Labour leader’s claim to be committed to fighting racism “rings hollow” in the light of the party’s refusal to accept in full an internationally accepted definition of anti-semitism.Dr Moshe Kantor, its president, said Labour’s refusal to adopt the full International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) code was an “act of arrogance”, which “shows a baffling disdain for British Jewry, compounded by a leadership that dismisses any criticism of its code as ‘misinterpretation’.”
The European Jewish Congress said his claim that he is committed to fighting racism 'rings hollow' in light of the ongoing feud over changes to the party's code of conduct on tackling anti-Jewish abuse.
Dr Moshe Kantor, the group's president, voiced fears that 'the possible future Prime Minister of Britain' was failing to properly deal with the issue.
Bognor Regis councillor Damien Enticott was alleged to have posted video referring to ‘Talmud Jews’ as ‘parasites’ – but claims his Facebook account was hacked by a housemate
Dr Moshe Kantor, the group’s president, told the Politics Home website: “This act of arrogance by the Labour leadership shows a baffling disdain for British Jewry, compounded by a leadership that dismisses any criticism of its code as ‘misinterpretation’, further reinforces the impression that under Jeremy Corbyn, the Labour party remains unable and unwilling to confront anti-Semitism.”
A leading international Jewish group has accused Jeremy Corbyn of being "unable and unwilling to confront anti-Semitism" in the Labour party.
Dr Moshe Kantor, the group's president, voiced fears that "the possible future Prime Minister of Britain" was failing to properly deal with the issue.
All ritual slaughter should generally be banned, says the leader of the far-right Freedom Party, who is vice chancellor of Austria.
Jewish groups have consistently slammed such legislation as sending “a terrible message to Jewish communities throughout our continent that Jews are unwanted,” European Jewish Congress president Moshe Kantor said after the Belgian vote last May.
Labour MP Margaret Hodge refused to back down after she branded Jeremy Corbyn an "anti-semite" for his failure to address growing concerns of anti-semitism within the party.
European Jewish Congress president Dr Moshe Kantor voiced his criticism of Mr Corbyn's leadership in regards to the anti-semitism row.
In a statement, Dr Kantor said: “The British government was one of the first to adopt the IHRA definition and, having apparently accepted the definition, it is disappointing that Labour is now backtracking on some of its crucial provisions.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo cautioned on Thursday against efforts in various European countries to curtail religious practices sacred to Jewish and Muslim communities, including male circumcision and ritual slaughter of animals for consumption.
In May, the European Jewish Congress (EJC) reacted furiously to the decision of the parliament in the Walloon region of Belgium to ban the slaughter of animals according to the religious requirements of Jews and Muslims. The move was described by EJC as the “greatest assault on Jewish religious rights in Belgium since the Nazi occupation of the country in World War II.”
Some Jewish community leaders in Europe say Swedish Jewry, and the problems they are facing, is a "test case" for the rest of the continent.
“The challenges that the Jewish community in Sweden face today are sadly indicative of far wider phenomena taking place across Europe,” said Moshe Kantor, president of the European Jewish Congress.
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.