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US Holocaust Memorial, Iranian website launch Holocaust education project

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and Persian language news website IranWire.com have launched 'The Sardari Project: Iran and the Holocaust', an initiative that will broadcast articles and videos about the Holocaust.

European Commission VP welcomes Council Declaration on fighting Antisemitism

Margaritis Schinas, Vice-President for Promoting our European Way of Life welcomed the unanimous approval of a Council declaration mainstreaming the fight against antisemitism across all policy areas.

6 prominent Holocaust survivors have died in Europe over the past month

The constant stream of breaking news about American politics and the coronavirus pandemic has hidden a sobering fact: Six prominent Holocaust survivors who had dedicated much of their lives to educating others against hatred have died in Europe over the past month.

Twitter bans content that “dehumanizes” based on race, national origin

Twitter said it was expanding its definition of hateful content to ban language that “dehumanizes” people on the basis of race, ethnicity or national origin. The new policy would apparently ban antisemitic and some anti-Israeli comments from the platform.

Jewish communities on high alert over threat of retaliation from Iran

The assassination of Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh generated a furious rhetorical response from the country’s leadership, with Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and President Hassan Rouhani both threatening revenge for the killing.

Philippines awarded special certificate for support of Jews in Holocaust

The First Secretary and Consul of the Philippines Embassy, Reichel Quinones was awarded a special certificate by the Confederation of General Zionists (CGZ) faction of the World Zionist congress.

Law to commemorate victims of Spanish Inquisition submitted to Knesset

A law to commemorate the victims of the Spanish Inquisition in 1478 (and expulsion of Jews in 1492) was submitted to the Knesset for approval, proposing to establish November 1 as the date of commemoration.

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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.