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MEP Nicola Beer to chair EP Working Group against antisemitism

MEP Nicola Beer, Vice President of the European Parliament, and member of the Renew Europe Group from Germany has been elected as Chair of the European Parliament Working Group Against Antisemitism (WGAS).

Iran threatens to raze tomb of Esther and Mordechai in favour of Palestinian consulate

Iranian authorities are threatening to destroy the historic tomb of Esther and Mordechai in the city of Hamedan, 200 miles west of Tehran, in favour of constructing "a consular office for Palestine".

Palestinian FM dodges European Parliament questions on Israeli captives

Palestinian Authority Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki declined to answer what the PA is doing to bring about the release of the four Israeli captives in Gaza, during remarks to the European Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee.

Researchers line up to view archives of World War II-era pope Pius XII

More than 150 historians and researchers have signed up to access the soon-to-open Vatican archives of Pope Pius XII, evidence of the intense scholarly interest into the WWII-era pope and his record during the Holocaust.

Saudi to develop relations with Israel after peace deal

Saudi foreign minister, Faisal bin Farhan al-Saud has confirmed that his country will develop its relations with Israel, if the latter reaches a peace deal with the Palestinians.

Alexandria synagogue hosts Egypt’s largest Jewish prayers in decades

From across the Diaspora, some 180 Jews of Egyptian origin flew to the land of their fathers for a Shabbat dedicated to marking the newly restored 14th-century Eliyahu Hanavi synagogue in Alexandria and the largest Jewish prayer gathering in Egypt for decades.

Germany takes stance with Israel at International Criminal Court

Germany said it would like to air its reservations and call into question the International Criminal Court at The Hague's authority to discuss matters pertaining to Judea and Samaria, east Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip.

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Dr. Moshe Kantor bestows Golden Vision award on Pope Francis

In a private meeting with Pope Francis in the Vatican, EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor bestowed the 2020 Golden Vision award on Pope Francis as a token of appreciation for his message of brotherhood between Jews and Christians and his unrelenting commitment to younger generations and promoting solutions to the moral and ethical challenges of our time.

Dr. Moshe Kantor addresses 48 world leaders gathered in Jerusalem for Fifth World Holocaust Forum

The President of the World Holocaust Forum Foundation and the European Jewish Congress, Dr. Moshe Kantor addressed 48 world leaders at the Fifth World Holocaust Forum. The historic event, titled “Remembering the Holocaust, Fighting Antisemitism,” was organised by the World Holocaust Forum Foundation in cooperation with Yad Vashem, under the auspices of the President of the State of Israel.

World leaders descend on Israel for World Holocaust Forum

48 world leaders arrived in Israel to attend the Fifth World Holocaust Forum, marking the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp.