European Jewish Congress, Newsletter 16-18 May 2018

EVENTS

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MAJOR JEWISH ORGANISATIONS AND FRIENDS CELEBRATE 70 YEARS OF ISRAEL

The European Jewish Congress, together with major international Jewish organisations and friends of Israel organised a celebration in honour of 70 years of the independence of the Jewish state.

Friday, May 18, 2018

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EJC IN THE MEDIA

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OPEN LETTER BY DR. MOSHE KANTOR IN THE WALL STREET JOURNAL: TIME FOR STRONGER JEWISH UNITY ON THE ISSUES THAT MATTER

Together, on the occasion of Israel’s Independence Day and its achievements as a beacon of hope and progress in the world, we call for an end to hate and intolerance, not just for the Jewish People, but for all peoples across the globe.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

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OP-ED BY RAYA KALENOVA: A GROWING SUCCESS STORY GOING ON FOR 70 YEARS DESERVES TO BE CELEBRATED

EJC advocates for Jewish communities in Europe, but also against the demonisation of the Jewish State at the EU institutions. These are two separate battlegrounds, which are nevertheless intricately connected.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

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MEETINGS

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EJC AND BULGARIAN PERMANENT REPRESENTATION HOST ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION ON COMBATTING ANTISEMITISM

The European Jewish Congress, together with the Bulgarian Permanent Representation to the EU organised a round table discussion on best practices and strategy towards the implementation of the European Parliament Resolution of 1 June 2017 on combatting antisemitism.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

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NEWS FROM COMMUNITIES

GERMANY
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GERMAN ANTISEMITISM COMMISSIONER SLAMS CARTOON AS NAZI PROPAGANDA

The federal commissioner for combating antisemitism in Germany, Felix Klein, blasted Germany’s largest broadsheet paper Süddeutsche Zeitung (SZ) for publishing an antisemitic cartoon.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

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SWEDEN
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SWEDEN URGES VISITS TO HOLOCAUST MEMORIALS TO TACKLE NEO-NAZI RISE

The Swedish government said it wants as many young people as possible to visit Holocaust memorial sites to tackle antisemitism in the Nordic nation.

Friday, May 18, 2018

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THE NETHERLANDS
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PALESTINIAN RIGHTS GROUP CALLS DUTCH JEWISH GROUP “PRO-OCCUPATION LOBBY”

The leader of a pro-Palestinian group in the Netherlands called one of the country’s main Jewish groups a “pro-occupation lobby.”

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

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TUNISIA
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TUNISIAN POLICE OFFICERS FOIL KNIFE ATTACK OUTSIDE SYNAGOGUE

Tunisian officials said a knife-wielding man tried to attack police officers outside the main synagogue in Tunis, but was subdued before wounding anyone.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

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UNITED KINGDOM
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BRITISH MUSLIMS WRITE LETTER OPPOSING ANTISEMITISM

Prominent British Muslims have published an open letter in a full-page advert in urging other Muslims to call out antisemitism when they see it.

Friday, May 18, 2018

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