European Jewish Congress Newsletter 11-15 June 2018

EVENTS & MEETINGS

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EJC PRESIDENT MEETS WITH CZECH PRESIDENT MILOŠ ZEMAN

EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor met with Czech President Miloš Zeman on the occasion of an AIPAC Gala Dinner in Prague. Among topics discussed was the Ceremony of the unveiling of the monument presented by the EJC to the Terezin Memorial

Monday, June 11, 2018

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EJC IN THE MEDIA

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THE INDEPENDENT: CZECH HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR WARNS AGAINST RISING TIDE OF ANTISEMITISM AND RACISM ACROSS EUROPE

At the unveiling of the Terezin memorial in early June, Dr Moshe Kantor, EJC President, said: “The lessons of the Holocaust have been forgotten, facing the sands of time, and a new open and mainstream antisemitism is spreading.”

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

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NEWS FROM COMMUNITIES

UNITED KINGDOM
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OVER 30 HEADSTONES SMASHED IN JEWISH CEMETERY IN MANCHESTER

More than 30 headstones were toppled and smashed at a Jewish cemetery in the northern English city of Manchester.

Friday, June 15, 2018

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FRANCE
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FRENCH GOVERNMENT ORDER “NAKBA STREET” SIGNS REMOVED FROM TOWN

Bezons, a French commune in the north-western suburbs of Paris, has named a new street “Nakba Avenue”.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

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GERMANY
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IRAQ EXTRADICTS SUSPECTED KILLER OF 14 YEAR-OLD JEWISH GIRL TO GERMANY

Iraq has extradited a 20-year-old Iraqi suspected of raping and killing a 14-year-old girl in Germany last month, according to German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer.

Monday, June 11, 2018

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SECOND GERMAN INTELLIGENCE REPORT SAYS BDS IS ANTISEMITIC

A German intelligence agency announced for the second time in 30 days that the BDS movement targeting the Jewish state is an example of contemporary antisemitism.

Monday, June 11, 2018

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AUSTRIA
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AUSTRIAN CHANCELLOR APOLOGISES FOR COUNTRY’S ROLE IN THE HOLOCAUST

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said it took his country “too long to be honest” about its part in the Holocaust.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

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BELGIUM
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RAPPER WITH ANTISEMITIC LYRICS KICKED OFF RADIO PROGRAMME

A Belgian public radio station kicked out of its studio a rapper who on air inveighed against Israel and “Zionists” while introducing a song whose lyrics speak of “money-loving Jews running after each cent.”

Friday, June 15, 2018

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NEWS & VIEWS

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FIFA PUNISHING PA MINISTER FOR THREATENING MESSI

FIFA announced on Wednesday that it would be taking disciplinary steps against Jibril Rajoub, chairman of the Palestinian Football Association, for threatening Lionel Messi.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

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