News from Communities


Isaac Benzaquen: “The Spanish Jewish Community has youth as a priority”

The President of the Federation of Jewish Communities in Spain (FJCE) Isaac Benzaquen was interviewed by the Spanish Radio and Television Corporation (RTVE) on "Shalom", their weekly program dedicated to Jewish issues.

Italian politician who praised Hitler suspended on eve of election

The head of Brothers of Italy in Agrigento, Sicily has been “suspended with immediate effect" for praising Hitler and Mussolini on social media.

Estonian Jewish Community commemorates Klooga massacre

On September 19, 2022, marked the 78th anniversary of the massacre of Jewish prisoners of the Klooga concentration camp. Representatives of the Community, students and teachers of the Tallinn Jewish School hold a memorial ceremony.

Austrian Education Minister announces new measures to combat antisemitism in schools

Austrian Education Minister Martin Polaschek announced a package of measures to combat antisemitism.  "Teachers should be made aware of antisemitic incidents. Recommendations should be given on how to react against it," said Polaschek before the Council of Ministers.

Yad Vashem honors Dutch cardinal as ‘Righteous Among the Nations’

Dutch Cardinal Johannes de Jong is posthumously honored by Yad Vashem as Righteous Among the Nations. He played a central role in the Catholic Church's resistance to the Nazi regime in the Netherlands. 

Over 2,000 Moroccan Jews arrive in Essaouira to celebrate Hiloula of Rabbi Haim Pinto

A record of more than 2,000 members of the Moroccan Jewish community from across the world visited the Moroccan city of Essaouira to celebrate the Hiloula of Saint Rabbi Haim Pinto after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Josef Schuster: “Antisemitism is misanthropy, no matter where”

President of the Central Council of Jews in Germany Josef Schuster spoke to Deutsche Welle about the antisemitism scandal at Documenta contemporary art exhibition.

Slovakia commemorates the victims of the Holocaust

Slovakia commemorated its Memorial Day for Victims of the Holocaust and of Racial Violence. Organized by the Slovak Jewish communities and the Slovak National Museum – Museum of Jewish Culture, this year’s commemoration ceremony was held on the grounds of the Central Holocaust Memorial in Bratislava.

Croatian football fans perform Nazi salute in Milan

Dinamo Zagreb fans marched through the streets of Milan displaying the Nazi salute before their team was set to play against AC Milan in the UEFA Champions League.

Lufthansa becomes first airline to adopt IHRA definition of antisemitism

The German Lufthansa airline announced that it would adopt the IHRA definition of antisemitism. The announcement took place at a special event that the company hosted in Washington DC.

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