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Turku Synagogue vandalised on International Holocaust Remembrance Day

The Synagogue in the western Finnish City of Turku was vandalised with red paint on the eve of International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Israeli ambassador slams Belgian daily for “distorted and devious antisemitism”

Israel's ambassador to Belgium Emmanuel Nahshon condemned the leading Flemish daily de Standaard for publishing an opinion piece that claimed, among other thing, that Palestinians, "who did not participate in the massacre of European Jews by the Nazis have to pay the price for that crime or are accused of antisemitism."

Dutch PM apologises for country’s failure to protect Jews during the Holocaust

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte has apologised on behalf of his country's government for its failure to protect Jews during World War Two.

Germans want to uphold culture of Holocaust remembrance

Deutsche Welle commissioned infratest dimap to investigate contemporary German attitudes towards the Holocaust. Opinion pollster Roberto Heinrich said the result of the interviews was "largely reassuring."

Germany warns of mass exit of Jews if hatred persisits

Foreign Minister Heiko Maas warned that Jews could leave Germany on a "massive" scale if urgent action was not taken to stem rising antisemitism.

Morocco opens centre for Jewish culture

Morocco’s king has inaugurated a centre dedicated to Jewish culture in the city of Essaouira.

Antisemitic graffiti scrawled on Holocaust survivor’s door in Italy

Antisemitic writing was scrawled on the door of a now-deceased member of the Italian anti-Fascist resistance who survived a Nazi concentration camp, a family friend and historian wrote on Friday on Facebook.

France reports 27% increase in antisemitic acts

Antisemitic acts increased in France last year by 27%, acts against Muslims inched higher while anti-Christian acts remained stable but highest of all, France’s interior minister said, denouncing the situation as intolerable.

Germany returns artwork stolen by Nazis to French Jewish family

The German government handed three works of art stolen during the Nazi occupation of France back to descendants of their original owner, collector and Jewish lawyer Armand Dorville.

Survey: More than a third of French Jews feel threatened

More than a third of French Jews feel regularly threatened, according to a new poll.

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