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.
(Sunday, 23rd April 2017) - Today, the Kantor Center for the Study of Contemporary European Jewry at Tel Aviv University, in cooperation with the European Jewish Congress, released its Annual Report on Anti-Semitism for 2016 during a press conference held at the university.Dr. Moshe Kantor, President of the European Jewish Congress, commented on the findings, saying that while there was a substantial decrease in violent attacks against Jews, the motivation has not dropped, as witnessed by an increase in attacks on less protected arenas like online, university campuses and cemeteries.
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.