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Dutch committee decides to return Nazi looted Kandinsky painting to Jewish family

A Dutch committee charged with assessing and acting on claims about artwork stolen from Jews before and during the Holocaust has determined that a painting by Wassily Kandinsky should be returned to the family of the Jewish woman who likely owned it prior to the Holocaust.

According to a study, 45% of Jewish parents in France ask their children to hide their identity

A study published by the Jewish People's Political Institute (JPPI) shows an increase in antisemitism around the world, particularly in France. According to the study, 45% of French Jewish parents ask their children not to reveal their religion in public.

Melilla Community resumes its peregrination to burial site of Rabbi Saadia el Daty

After four years, the Jewish Community of Melilla resumed its traditional pilgrimage to the burial site of Rabbi Saadia El Daty in Nador. The president of the community Mordejay Guahnich thanked both the Spanish and Moroccan authorities for "all the help they have shown".

Jewish woman to be knighted for helping Sepharadim gain Spanish citizenship

Doreen Alhadeff was the first American Jew granted Spanish citizenship under Spain’s 2015 law to repatriate Sephardic Jews from around the world. Now she is going to be knighted by Spain’s monarchy for helping others obtain that same citizenship.

Over 2,000 Moroccan Jews arrive in Essaouira to celebrate Hiloula of Rabbi Haim Pinto

A record of more than 2,000 members of the Moroccan Jewish community from across the world visited the Moroccan city of Essaouira to celebrate the Hiloula of Saint Rabbi Haim Pinto after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Josef Schuster: “Antisemitism is misanthropy, no matter where”

President of the Central Council of Jews in Germany Josef Schuster spoke to Deutsche Welle about the antisemitism scandal at Documenta contemporary art exhibition.

Slovakia commemorates the victims of the Holocaust

Slovakia commemorated its Memorial Day for Victims of the Holocaust and of Racial Violence. Organized by the Slovak Jewish communities and the Slovak National Museum – Museum of Jewish Culture, this year’s commemoration ceremony was held on the grounds of the Central Holocaust Memorial in Bratislava.

Croatian football fans perform Nazi salute in Milan

Dinamo Zagreb fans marched through the streets of Milan displaying the Nazi salute before their team was set to play against AC Milan in the UEFA Champions League.

Lufthansa becomes first airline to adopt IHRA definition of antisemitism

The German Lufthansa airline announced that it would adopt the IHRA definition of antisemitism. The announcement took place at a special event that the company hosted in Washington DC.

Germany to boost funding for Holocaust survivors’ nursing costs

German Finance Minister Christian Lindner reached an agreement with Israel’s Social Equality Minister Meirav Cohen that entitles an additional 14,000 survivors living in Israel to receive funding.

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