European Jewish Congress-Newsletter 25-30 October 2018

  • EJC STATEMENT

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    EJC EXPRESSES SHOCK AND SADNESS AFTER MASSACRE IN PITTSBURGH

    The European Jewish Congress (EJC) expresses shock and sadness at the terrible attack on the Tree Of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh.

    Sunday, October 28, 2018

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    EJC’S LEADING SECURITY AND CRISIS CENTRE OFFERS ITS EXPERIENCE AND ASSISTANCE TO AMERICAN JEWISH COMMUNITY

    SACC by EJC has offered its knowledge, experience and expertise to the American Jewish community in general and the Pittsburgh Jewish community in particular after the shooting massacre at the Tree of Life Synagogue which claimed the lives of 11 worshipers on Saturday.

    Tuesday, October 30, 2018

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    NEWS FROM COMMUNITIES

    PORTUGAL
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    SACC BY EJC ORGANISES SEMINAR ON CRISIS MANAGEMENT IN LISBON

    On 21 October 2018, together with the Comunidade Israelita de Lisboa (CIL), the SACC by EJC organised a one day seminar on Crisis Management in Lisbon. It was the third Module of a Study Programme conceived to improve the preparedness and the resilience of the communities.

    Tuesday, October 30, 2018

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    DENMARK
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    DENMARK WON’T FUND GROUPS THAT PROMOTE BDS OR QUESTION ISRAEL’S LEGITIMACY

    Denmark won’t fund organisations that have ties to terrorists, engage in attempts to boycott Israel or question its right to exist, the government said in what activists called a significant step.

    Tuesday, October 30, 2018

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    ITALY
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    ITALY PLANS TO REDUCE HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS’ PENSION FUNDS

    A storm erupted in Italy on Sunday when a newspaper reported that the populist government was planning to cut its monthly stipend for victims of political and racial discrimination.

    Tuesday, October 30, 2018

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    FRANCE
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    PARIS STUDENT SUES FOR ANTISEMITIC ATTACKS

    A Jewish medical student in a Paris university has filed a police complaint following continuous antisemitic harassment from fellow students. She told Europe 1 that she had suffered jokes about the Shoah and Hitler salutes as well as a game involving throwing a kippa like a frisbee.

    Tuesday, October 30, 2018

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    THE NETHERLANDS
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    DUTCH COURT TO DECIDE WHETHER TO RELEASE NAMES OF HOLOCAUST WAR CRIMINALS

    A Dutch tribunal will decide whether to release the names of Holocaust-era war criminals whose identity is currently shielded by privacy laws.

    Monday, October 22, 2018

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    SWITZERLAND
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    SWISS KOSHER BUTCHER VANDALISED FOUR TIMES IN A MONTH

    A kosher butcher shop in the Swiss city of Basel has been vandalised four times in one month in what local Jews are condemning as an antisemitic campaign of intimidation.

    Thursday, October 25, 2018

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    SYNAGOGUES ACROSS SWITZERLAND TO BE ILLUMINATED ON KRISTALLNACHT

    Synagogues will be lit up across Switzerland on the night prior to 9 November to commemorate the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht, the huge mass anti-Jewish pogrom in Nazi Germany in 1938.

    Tuesday, October 30, 2018

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    EJC IN THE MEDIA

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    JTA: IN EUROPE, SYNAGOGUES ARE PROTECTED LIKE FORTRESSES. IT TOOK DECADES TO GET THERE.

    “The security doctrine you see in Europe is the result of decades of evolution,” said Ophir Revach, director of the European Jewish Congress’ Security and Crisis Center. “It was built on lessons from terrorist attacks in the 1960s and adjusted constantly. It’s pretty comprehensive.”

    Tuesday, October 30, 2018

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    JEWISH PRESS: EJC WARNS PITTSBURGH SYNAGOGUE MASSACRE SHOWS ‘WORDS MATTER’ — STRONGER MEASURES NEEDED AGAINST HATE SPEECH, INCITEMENT

    EJC President Dr Moshe Kantor warned that this weekend’s attack on the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania has made it clear that “words matter” — and that stronger measures are needed against hate speech and incitement.

    Sunday, October 28, 2018

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    NEWS AND VIEWS

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    BRITISH CONSERVATIVE MEP APOLOGISES AFTER DIRECTING NAZI REMARK AT SOCIALISTS

    A senior British Conservative Party politician has apologised after comparing the views of Socialists in the European Parliament with those of Nazis.

    Thursday, October 25, 2018

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    EU CONDEMNS ATTACK AT PITTSBURGH SYNAGOGUE

    In a statement from the spokesperson for the EU’s External Action Service, the European Union expressed “its sincere condolences to the families and friends of those affected by the attack, as well as to the US authorities”.

    Monday, October 29, 2018

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