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French Jewish TV Presenter Confronted by Assailant Angered by Her Denunciation of Antisemitic Rapper Freeze Corleone

Police in France have arrested a man for an attempted assault on a Jewish TV presenter at the Paris studio where she works.

Dutch city names as its poet a rapper who called Holocaust a “joke”

A Dutch city named as its resident poet a rapper who in a 2012 song called the Holocaust a “cover up for dumb sheep” and a “joke” compared to slavery.

Alain Soral sentenced to pay €134,400 to the International League against Racism and Antisemitism

Despite a court decision, Holocaust denier Alain Soral put back on sale Léon Bloy's antisemitic book : "Salvation by Jews".

Friend of Anne Frank lays first stone at new Dutch Holocaust memorial

A friend of World War II Jewish diarist Anne Frank laid the first stone at a new memorial under construction in Amsterdam to honor all Dutch victims of the Holocaust.

Swedish government appropriates €1 million for upcoming Holocaust museum

The government of Prime Minister Stefan Löfven has appropriated an additional 10 million SEK (approx. €1 million) for preparations for a museum on the Holocaust in Sweden.

Court hands two life sentences over Hezbollah bombing targeting Israeli tourists

A Bulgarian court handed two no-parole life sentences in a trial over a deadly 2012 bus bomb attack on Israeli tourists at the country's Burgas airport.

3 Holocaust monuments vandalized with swastikas in Ukraine and Russia

In three separate incidents, swastikas were painted on two monuments for Holocaust victims in Ukraine, and another one in Russia.

Belgian city of Aalst postpones its carnival

The city of Aalst will not organise its famous carnival in February 2021, a summer edition is considered if the evolution of the pandemic allows it.

Polish parliament drops proposal to ban export of kosher, halal meat

A ban on the for-export production of kosher and halal meat in Poland is off the table for the parliament.

Angela Merkel vows to fight rising antisemitism in Germany

At a celebration marking the 70th anniversary of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, German Chancellor Angela Merkel vowed to fight against rising antisemitic incidents in the country.

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