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Video shows London Jews’ Hanukkah party bus being intimidated, spat on

Jews celebrating Hanukkah in central London said they had to leave because of intimidation by men who shouted slogans about Palestine and pounded with their shoes on the windows of the bus.

Dutch far-left party says it wants to end ‘inherently racist’ Holocaust memorial event

A Dutch far-left party has called for cancelling the Netherlands’ main Holocaust commemoration ceremony, saying it’s “inherently racist.”

Czech photographer captures blank spaces where synagogues once stood

A unique project by the Pardubice-based photographer Štěpán Bartoš, entitled Invisible Synagogues, seeks to document all the “blank spaces” left behind by the nearly 400 synagogues destroyed in what is today the Czech Republic.

Jewish organisations criticise Church of Sweden’s ‘Israel apartheid investigation’

The Official Council of Swedish Jewish Communities has criticised a decision by the Church Council of the Church of Sweden to conduct an investigation whether Israel is an "apartheid state."

Latvia marks 80 years since Rumbula Holocaust massacre

A commemorative event was held at the Rumbula forest with officials, diplomats, and members of the Latvian Jewish community to mark the 80th anniversary of the biggest mass murder of civilians in the history of Latvia.

New Guidelines on combatting antisemitism in schools in Italy

New Guidelines on combating antisemitism in schools in Italy have been presented to the Italian Minister of Public Education, Patrizio Bianchi.

Liliana Segre awarded the Legion of Honour by Macron

Italian senator for life Liliana Segre, appointed Knight of the Legion of Honour by French President Emmanuel Macron a year ago, received the honour on November 27, in a ceremony at Palazzo Farnese, seat of the French embassy in Rome.

Swiss Jews call for independent commission for the study of cultural assets

The Swiss Federation of Jewish Communities has called on the Swiss  government to designate so-called "escape property" as "cultural property seized as a result of Nazi persecution."

UK Newspaper apologises for letter saying ‘privileged’ Jews cannot be victims of racism

A British newspaper apologised for publishing a letter that asserted antisemitism is not racism because Jews are “privileged.”

Window at Jewish cemetery building stoned in Belgrade

Unknown perpetrators stoned a window at the building of the Jewish cemetery in Belgrade.

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