European Jewish Congress Newsletter 25-27 April 2018

STATEMENTS

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EJC CALLS ON BRUSSELS UNIVERSITY TO REVOKE DECISION TO HONOUR KEN LOACH

“This decision is unjustified because Ken Loach is not honourable, it is counter-productive because this decision is highly divisive, and it is morally wrong because it ignores legitimate calls from a wide range of civil society actors,” said EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

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EJC IN THE MEDIA

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NEW YORK TIMES: IN BERLIN, A SHOW OF SOLIDARITY DOES LITTLE TO DAMPEN JEWISH FEARS

“The fact that the head of the Central Council of Jews in Germany has advised against wearing a kippah in public must serve as a final wake up call for German and European society to take action,” said Dr. Moshe Kantor.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

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WALL STREET JOURNAL: GERMAN MUSIC AWARD CANCELLED AMID ANTISEMITISM CONTROVERSY

“Today’s decision to end the award was neither brave nor proactive,” said Dr. Moshe Kantor, suggesting it should have never gone to the duo in the first place.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

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NEWS & VIEWS

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ICELAND CIRCUMCISION PLAN PULLED FROM PARLIAMENT

The controversial bill to criminalise male circumcision in Iceland has been dismissed by the country’s parliamentary committee on Judicial matters and Education.

Friday, April 27, 2018

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NEWS FROM COMMUNITIES

FRANCE
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MACRON: FRANCE WOULDN’T BE THE SAME WITHOUT JEWS

French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday denounced antisemitism and said that his country would not be the same without Jews.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

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GERMANY
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THOUSANDS OF GERMANS DON KIPPOT TO FIGHT ANTISEMITISM

Thousands of Germans of all faiths have donned Jewish kippot in nationwide rallies in support of the country’s Jewish community amid concerns about growing antisemitism.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

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GERMANY’S NEW ANTISEMITISM COMMISSIONER WANTS CENTRAL REGISTER OF HATE CRIMES AGAINST JEWS

Germany’s new antisemitism commissioner, Felix Klein, has said that he wants to have all hate crimes against Jews in Germany registered in one central office.

Friday, April 27, 2018

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ITALY
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ROME’S JEWS BOYCOTT OFFICIAL LIBERATION DAY EVENT

Rome’s Jewish community said it will boycott the official Liberation Day ceremonies because of the inclusion of pro-Palestinian groups that carry symbols alien to the spirit of the commemoration.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

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UNITED KINGDOM
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UK JEWISH LEADERS LABEL CORBYN MEETING “MISSED CHANCE”

British Jewish leaders dismissed a meeting with Jeremy Corbyn to discuss antisemitism in the Labour party as a ‘disappointing missed opportunity’.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

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