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Half of Swiss Jews have experienced discrimination, according to survey

About 50% of Jews in Switzerland have experienced harassment and discrimination in the past five years, according to a survey by the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW).

France confirms restitution of Pissarro looted from Jewish collector in WWII

France’s top appeals court has rejected a bid by an American couple to win back a painting by Impressionist master Camille Pissarro looted from a Jewish collector during World War II.

A century on, Finland air force drops swastika symbol

Finland’s Air Force Command has quietly phased out its swastika emblem after over a century, a researcher said.

Francis Kalifat: “CRIF welcomes the closing of Dieudonné’s YouTube Channel”

CRIF President Francis Kalifat Op-Ed : "CRIF welcomes the closing of the Youtube Dieudonné Channel"

Italian Carabinieri commit to work to return Jewish books stolen by the Nazis

The Jewish Community of Rome and the Carabinieri have signed an agreement aimed at finding and returning over seven thousand books which were stolen from the community by the Nazis.

Lithuanian lawmakers honor an alleged perpetrator of Holocaust pogrom

Lithuanian lawmakers want to make 2021 the year of Juozas Luksa-Daumantas — a nationalist accused of participating in a Holocaust-era massacre of Jews.

During renovation, German town finds 110-year-old mural for a Jewish business

Last month, a demolition crew tore down a building in the western German city of Gelsenkirchen. As the walls fell, a 110-year-old advertising mural on the adjacent brick wall was exposed.

CCOJB appalled after calls for war against the Jews on the streets of Brussels

The Coordinating Committee of Belgian Jewish Organisations (CCOJB) expressed shock after slogans calling for "war against the Jews" were chanted during a demonstration against the “annexation of occupied territory” in Brussels.

Jewish groups and MPs condemn Nigel Farage over antisemitic ‘dog whistles’

Nigel Farage has been condemned by the UK’s main Jewish groups including the Board of Deputies and MPs for repeatedly using language and themes associated with far-right antisemitic conspiracy theories, something for which he has been previously criticised.

National Library of Tunisia publishes homage to Albert Memmi

The National Library of Tunisia has published a booklet paying posthumous tribute to the Franco-Tunisian Jewish writer Albert Memmi, who passed away in Paris in May 2020, aged 99.

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