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Hundreds of Iraqi notables call to join Abraham Accords, make peace with Israel

In an unprecedented plea for regional reconciliation, over 300 prominent Iraqis called for their country to normalize ties with Israel.

Europe’s Jews Mobilise for Afghan Refugees

As Afghan refugees fled the Taliban takeover, Europe rushed to evacuate thousands, yet simultaneously shut its door to prevent others from finding safety. Fortunately, HIAS and the European Council of Jewish Communities have launched an emergency campaign to offer support.

34 countries shun UN’s commemoration of controversial Durban Conference

Dozens of countries steered clear of a UN General Assembly session that commemorated the 20th anniversary of the controversial UN World Conference Against Racism in Durban, South Africa, which was accused of veering into open antisemitism.

Celebrating 180th birthday of South Africa’s Jewish community

Despite South Africa’s short Jewish history, there are not many Jewish institutions around the world that can take pride in 180 years of continuous service to the community.

Ground-breaking verbatim play published on Holocaust survivor’s 91st birthday

Based on the testimony of Holocaust survivor Susan Pollack MBE, a groundbreaking Holocaust play has been published on her 91st birthday.

Governments must step up the fight against antisemitism in all its forms, says ECRI

The Council of Europe’s expert body on racism and intolerance (ECRI) has published an updated General Policy Recommendation on preventing and combating antisemitism.

Algerian judoka banned 10 years for refusing Olympic bout

Algerian judoka Fethi Nourine has been banned from competition for 10 years by the International Judo Federation after his withdrawal from the Tokyo Olympics to avoid a potential bout against an Israeli opponent.

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Dr. Moshe Kantor: “The struggle against racism cannot be hijacked by antisemites”

"The Durban Conference, its participants and its resolutions can never be anti-racist if they exclude Jews and Jewish experiences of racism. No single one of the 27 member states of the EU must gratify it with its presence," writes EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor in an Op-Ed in the Jerusalem Post.