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700% rise in antisemitic incidents in US college campuses since October 7

Some 44 of these incidents were physical attacks – more than the past 10 years combined; and 56% of Jewish students say they feel unwelcome on college campuses.

Hollywood superstars sign open letter supporting Israel’s participation in Eurovision

Over 400 prominent figures from the entertainment industry including Helen Mirren, Liev Schreiber and Mayim Bialik have signed an open letter in support of Israel’s continued inclusion in the 2024 Eurovision Song Contest.

63% of US Jews feel less safe than they did last year, survey says

The survey found that one-quarter of American Jews said they have been the target of antisemitism in the past year.

Columbia University to be investigated over handling of antisemitism on campus

Columbia University joins the US House Committee on Education and the Workforce's list of universities under investigation for its handling of antisemitism on campus.

Las Vegas adopts IHRA antisemitism definition

The Las Vegas City Council is the 91st U.S. municipal body to adopt the IHRA Working Definition of Antisemitism.

Margaritis Schinas: “Antisemitic hate crimes have ‘exploded’ in EU since Oct. 7”

“This is simply unacceptable,” Schinas says, calling for EU member countries to get behind national and European efforts to stamp out antsemitism and racism.

Pope Francis decries ‘terrible increase in attacks against Jews’ worldwide

"We, Catholics, are very concerned about the terrible increase in attacks against Jews around the world,” the Pope wrote in a letter addressed to “my Jewish brothers and sisters in Israel” made public by the Vatican.

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European Jewish Congress appalled by decision of European Court of Human Rights to uphold Belgian Shechita ban

The European Jewish Congress expresses its deep concern for the future of viable Jewish community life in Europe after a top European court upheld a ban on Shechita, the Jewish slaughter of animals for meat, imposed by two Belgian regions.