“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.”
“Shimon Peres’ story was the story of the rebirth of Israel and he was involved in so many of its important and memorable moments,” Dr. Moshe Kantor, President of the EJC, said. “An important part of our people is no longer with us and our collective heart is aching.”
The European Jewish Congress (EJC) has expressed its condemnation after a Catholic priest was killed during an attack on a church during morning mass in Normandy today.“An attack against a religious institution and a man of God is an attack against all religions and faith itself,” Dr. Moshe Kantor, President of the EJC, said. “This dastardly attack will only strengthen our resolve to defeat the enemy of Islamist terrorism.”
The European Jewish Congress (EJC) expresses its outrage and sadness as well as our deep solidarity with the people of France after last night’s terror attack in Nice on people celebrating Bastille Day. A driver rammed his truck into a crowd of people killing at least 80 people.
“It is difficult to express our pain and sadness after yet another terror attack on France,” Dr. Moshe Kantor, President of the EJC, said. “At this time it is vital that we remain resolute in our unity to defeat this scourge of terrorism, because we know it will not falter, nor desist, from its murderous ideology.”
State money funds monument to supporter of Nazis and anti-Jewish lawsHungary’s government is under pressure from the United States, Israel and Jewish community leaders to block plans for a statue honouring a prominent academic who was also a notorious anti-Semite.