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France convicts delivery man for refusing kosher food orders, will expel him

A court in eastern France convicted a delivery driver of antisemitic discrimination for refusing to take orders for kosher food, and Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said the Algerian man would be expelled after he completes his four-months prison sentence.

Winter sports at Buchenwald: Concentration camp slams sledders at mass graves

The German memorial at former Nazi concentration camp Buchenwald demanded an end to visitors playing winter sports at the site, after some were even spotted sledding at its mass graves.

Flemish Parliament funds brochure honouring Nazi collaborators

The Coordinating Committee of Belgian Jewish Organisations has expressed outrage after a brochure honouring Nazi collaborators was published with funding from the Flemish Parliament.

Ex-Labour head Jeremy Corbyn fights to overturn suspension

Former UK Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn began his bid to be reinstated as a member of the party in the High Court, UK media reported.

Forgotten heroine recognised as Righteous Among Nations

A Polish woman who saved the lives of two young Jewish women during the Holocaust has been recognised as Righteous Among the Nations by Yad Vashem.

Germany hands over 14 works from trove of Nazi-looted art

German authorities have now handed over all 14 works from the art trove accumulated by late collector Cornelius Gurlitt that so far were proven to have been looted under Nazi rule, the government said.

Olive tree planted in Casablanca as symbol of fraternity between Muslims and Jews

Muslim and Jewish civil society representatives in Casablanca, planted an olive tree as a symbol of fraternity and peace between members of the two monotheistic religions.

Two more synagogue buildings in Hungary undergo renovations

Former synagogues in the towns of Eger and Zalaegerszeg are the latest synagogue buildings in Hungary to undergo restoration and repair.

Portugal to open first Holocaust Museum

The city of Porto will become the first city in Portugal to have a museum honouring the Holocaust which is meant to open on January 20 with Mayor Rui Moreira and President of the local Jewish Community, Dias Ben Zion.

BOD slams “disturbing” letter from lawyers attacking IHRA definition of antisemitism

The Board of Deputies of British Jews condemned an open letter by a group of lawyers and former judges that criticised a government minister for promoting the IHRA definition of antisemitism.

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