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More than 300 Ethiopian Jews make Aliyah after years separated from relatives

Hundreds of emigrating Ethiopian Jews have arrived in Israel after Benjamin Netanyahu finally made good on his 2015 pledge to reunite families.

Knesset committee “meets” with UAE Jewish community

In a unique meeting the Knesset Aliyah, Absorption and Diaspora Committee formally met via video conference with leading members of the Jewish community in the United Arab Emirates.

Netanyahu to Visit Egypt on Official Trip

Israeli and Egyptian officials are engaged in talks ahead of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s official visit to Cairo in the coming weeks.

Israel ranked top country for women entrepreneurs

Israel is being ranked the top country in the world for women entrepreneurs by credit giant Mastercard's new annual Index of Women Entrepreneurs.

Netanyahu to follow Saudi visit with Bahrain trip

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced plans to travel to Bahrain in the aftermath of his unusual visit to Saudi Arabia, a country that has no ties with Israel.

Start up air filtration system capable of eliminating COVID-19 particles

A new Israeli air filtration system promises to allow businesses to reopen despite the continuing coronavirus pandemic.

Israel to send its second astronaut to space in 2021

Israel intends to send the second astronaut in its history to space next year, officials announced.

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Statements

EJC President applauds EU declaration to fight Antisemitism at all levels

EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor applauds the European Union Council Declaration on mainstreaming the fight against antisemitism across policy-areas, adopted unanimously by EU member states.

European Jewish Congress President slams decision by Austrian Freedom Party to appoint antisemite to upper house of parliament

Dr. Moshe Kantor has expressed outrage after the Austrian Freedom Party (FPÖ) appointed former foreign-affairs spokesman Johannes Hübner to the Bundesrat, which is the equivalent of Austria’s Senate.

European Jewish Congress remembers Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks as a towering figure of Judaism

The European Jewish Congress expresses its deepest condolences to the family of Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, זצ״ל on the passing of the former Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth.