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UNESCO adds Djerba in Tunisia to world heritage list

The island, renowned for its religious mix, boasts churches, synagogues including the Ghriba - the oldest in Africa - and fortified Ibadite mosques (a separate branch of Islam), some of which are underground.

Antisemitic leaflets distributed on Belgian university campus

The Union of Jewish Students in Belgium (UEJB) announced that racist and antisemitic leaflets had been handed out at the campus in Louvain-la-Neuve.

Judeo-Arabic culture of Tunisian Jews presented in an exhibition in Beer Sheba

The exhibition "Family Affair" presents the culture and customs of Tunisian Jews in the 19th and 20th centuries in a unique and intimate way.

More than 40 Jewish graves desecrated in Koethen

The cemetery served as the final resting place for the community in the 400 years of recorded history of Jews in the village.

7 artworks to be returned to heirs of Jewish Austrian artist murdered in the Holocaust

All seven portraits were voluntarily surrendered by the institutions after they were shown evidence that the works were stolen by the Nazis.

Vatican archivist discovers letter from German Jesuit active in resistance against Nazis

An archivist discovered a letter to Pope Pius XII's personal secretary from a Jesuit priest in Germany, who was active in the resistance against the Nazis, reporting that thousands of Poles and Jews were being incinerated daily in a concentration camp.

Jewish community of Morocco pays tribute in Casablanca to victims of devastating earthquake

The earthquake, which struck in the province of Al-Haouz south of Marrakech, killed 2,946 people and injured 5,674, according to the latest official figures.

German branch of US-based neo-Nazi group banned

German Interior Minister Nancy Faeser banned the extremist far-right group Hammerskins Deutschland as well as its regional branches and the affiliated group Crew 38.

Bulgarian Jewish community slams far-right MP over antisemitism

The Organization of the Jews in Bulgaria “Shalom” has expressed deep concern at the statements from an MP from the far-right party Vuzrazhdane calling into question the loyalty of an MP of Jewish descent.

CRIF commemorates the deportation of the Jewish community of Lens

The municipality of Lens, the Shoah Memorial, the Consistoire and CRIF Nord-Pas-de-Calais joined forces to commemorate this tragic event at the local war memorial, where there is a plaque in memory of the deportees.

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