Kantor re-elected president of the European Jewish Congress

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November 7, 2012 17:32

 
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BRUSSELS -- Moshe Kantor was re-elected to a new four-year mandate as president of the European Jewish Congress, the democratically-elected organization representing European Jewry, on Wednesday.

“I am extremely proud of what we have achieved over the last few years,” Kantor said after the vote. “The voice of European Jewry is clearly visible in a united Europe, whose political weight is felt throughout the world.”

 “We cannot rest on our laurels, there are many challenges for the Jewish communities of Europe to face in the coming years,” Kantor said. “Anti-Semitism is growing from both extremes, our traditions are under assault and Israel is constantly under threat of delegitimization.

However, we go into the next four years on the back of significant progress, working together with European governments and pan-European institutions who understand the growing threat of anti-Semitism and racism for all European citizens.”

The European Jewish Congress federates the democratically elected official leaders of national Jewish communities in over 40 European countries, uniting 2.5 million Jews across the continent.

Kantor received 73% of the votes, defeating his challenger, Richard Prasquier, the president of the French Jewish community.

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