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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.

One in four young people in the Netherlands believe the Holocaust was a myth

More than half of Dutch people do not know that six million Jews died in the Holocaust with Millennials and Gen Z even more ignorant of the true figure. The survey showed a disturbing lack of awareness of key historical facts about the Holocaust and the Netherlands’ own connection to Holocaust history.

Antisemitic tags sprayed over storefronts in Paris

Antisemitic tags were found on store fronts in the 9th arrondissement of Paris, according to the Union of Jewish Students of France (UEJF). 

Antisemitism complaints double at London universities

Allegations of antisemitism incidents related to London's universities have more than doubled, a report by the Community Security Trust (CST) reveals. Across the UK, the CST received reports of 150 incidents across the 2020-21 and 2021-22 academic years.

Germany awards the Federal Cross of Merit to Holocaust survivor Margot Friedländer

Margot Friedländer, Holocaust survivor and honorary citizen of Berlin, was awarded the Federal Cross of Merit, First class, from the Governing Mayor of Berlin Franziska Giffey at the Red City Hall in Berlin.

Croatia adopts the IHRA working definition of antisemitism

The Croatian government adopted the IHRA working definition of antisemitism. Croatia will preside IHRA in 2023 and 2024, so the government has established a National Coordination Body for the presidency over IHRA.

Property of German Jews during Holocaust will be on display in Berlin’s Bundestag

A new exhibition will be inaugurated in the German Bundestag featuring items that belonged to German Jews during the Holocaust. The inauguration of the exhibit, titled "Sixteen Objects," will take place on International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

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