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Turkey arrests 15 IS members who allegedly plotted to target Istanbul synagogues

Istanbul police have arrested 15 suspects connected to the Islamic State terror group, who were allegedly plotting to target synagogues and churches. 

Run for Memory 2023 takes place in Milano

On January 29 and for the sixth time the Union of Italian Jewish Communities organised a race in Milan to mark Holocaust Memorial Day.

Retired vicar banned over ‘virulently antisemitic’ posts

A Church of England priest who shared "virulently antisemitic" material has been barred from ministry for 12 years.

Felix Klein: “AfDs motion to ban religious slaughter in Germany is a fundamental attack on Jewish life”

German government's antisemitism commissioner Felix Klein has criticized AfD 's intention to ban religious slaughter in Germany.  "The motion by the AfD parliamentary group to ban religious slaughter in Germany is a fundamental attack on Jewish life in Germany" said Klein.

Jewish cemetery in Belgrade vandalised in antisemitic attack

Antisemitic graffiti were painted on the cemetery entrance reportedly by a group of ultra-right supporters of a Belgrade football club. The vandalism on the cemetery was reported to the authorities.

Spanish government presents plan to fight antisemitism

The Spanish Government has approved in the Council of Ministers a National Plan to implement the European Strategy to Combat Antisemitism for 2023-2030, which will have a "specialised" protocol for reporting hate crimes.

Mostar old bridge illuminated in memory of the victims of the Shoah

In memory of the six million murdered Jews, the Mostar Old Bridge, the Herceg Stjepan Kosača Center, as well as the National Museum in Sarajevo, were illuminated. 

Irish Prime Minister warns against rise of far-right rhetoric at Holocaust Memorial event

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar has warned against the rise of far-right rhetoric: “Many people in Ireland are rightly concerned about the rise of disinformation, antisemitism, all forms of racism and the trend towards Holocaust distortion and denial."

Holocaust memorial vandalised in Helsingborg, Sweden

The Raoul Wallenberg sculpture in the Ångfärje Park in Helsingborg, Sweden was vandalised. Police is investigating.

Italy appoints National Coordinator for the fight against Antisemitism

Italian Prime Minister appoints Prefect Giuseppe Pecoraro as National coordinator for the fight against antisemitism.

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