News from Communities


Lithuanian Jewish community closes synagogue over threats

Jewish leaders in Lithuania announced that they were temporarily closing the Vilnius Synagogue and the community's headquarters due to threats, citing an "atmosphere of rising tension".

“Jews have ugly noses”, Belgian journalist writes in column attacking Israel

A Belgian journalist 'joked' about Jews’ noses and accused Israelis of stealing Palestinian land in the column of the Flemish newspaper De Morgen.

Rabbi and two sons spat at in Munich

A rabbi and his two sons said they were spit on and verbally attacked as they left a synagogue in the southern German city of Munich.

Jewish cemetery vandalized in the Czech Republic

A Jewish cemetery was vandalised in a village in the Czech Republic, where unidentified perpetrators smashed at least one headstone and etched obscene drawing on several others.

German Jewish Central Council slam leading weekly magazine for stereotyping Jews

The German magazine Der Spiegel has found itself embroiled in a new antisemitism scandal after the weekly published an issue depicting contemporary Jews in Germany as ultra-Orthodox Eastern European Jews with side locks.

Estonian MEP calls for “final solution” for immigrants in Europe

Jaak Madison, the only member of the far-right Estonian Conservative People’s Party (EKRE) at the European Parliament (EP), used a Nazi term – originally used to camouflage the Holocaust – against immigrants in Europe.

Descendants of Greek Jews hold Holocaust memorial march

Descendants of the Greek Jews of Rhodes have taken part in a memorial gathering to commemorate their ancestors who perished in the Holocaust.

Legal battle over Hitler’s birth place finally ends

Austrian Supreme Court put anend to the years-long legal battle over the birthplace of Adolf Hitler by siding with the government, leaving the former owner of the property with the compensation she was initially offered.

2,300 Jewish athletes gather in Budapest for European Maccabi Games

Jewish athletes from 42 countries and thousands of spectators gathered in Budapest for the opening of the 15th European Maccabi Games.

Spanish diplomat who saved thousands of Jews honoured in Budapest

Spanish diplomat Ángel Sanz Briz, who saved about 5.500 Jews in Budapest was honoured by the Hungarian Jewish community, on the occasion of the 15th European Maccabi Games.

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