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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.

Former synagogue east of London bought to become cultural space

Musicians in Britain secured funding to buy and turn into a cultural center a former synagogue east of London.

Chief Rabbi of Denmark commends Morocco’s religious coexistence culture

The Chief Rabbi of Denmark, Jair Melchoir, emphasised the importance of coexistence between Jews and Muslims in Morocco.

Gaza twins make film skating with Palestinian flag through Antwerp Jewish neighborhood

Twin brothers from Gaza seeking asylum in Belgium filmed themselves roller skating through an Antwerp Jewish neighborhood with a Palestinian flag.

Italian government accepts UCEI requests regarding compensation for racial persecution

Italy has revised its law regarding provisions in favor of politically or racially persecuted persons and of their survivor relatives, facilitating access to compensation to victims.

BOD Chief Executive Gillian Merron announces her departure following life peerage

Board of Deputies Chief Executive Gillian Merron has announced that she will be leaving the organisation after six-and-a-half years in the role following the announcement that she is to be elevated to the House of Lords as a Life Peer.

Belgian deputy PM makes false claims about vaccination in Israel

Belgian Deputy Prime Minister Petra De Sutter, of the Flemish Green party, made false claims about the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines in Israel.

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