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CRIF survey: French knowledge of the Jewish World

On the eve of the fifth anniversary of the antisemitic murder of Mireille Knoll and on the occasion of the week of education and action against racism and antisemitism, the Representative Council of Jewish Institutions in France (Crif) presented the results of a very instructive survey on "the knowledge of the Jewish world by the French".

Italy approves Holocaust museum for Rome after 20-year wait

Italy's government has approved funding for a long-awaited Holocaust museum in Rome, where nearly 2,000 Jewish people were rounded up during World War II and sent to concentration camps.

Archaeologists search for signs of Jewish past in Morocco’s southern oases

Efforts to uncover Jewish historical treasures scattered across the kingdom’s oases are one of the outcomes of warming ties since Morocco and Israel normalized relations in 2020.

Labour still factional over antisemitism, inquiry lawyer says

Martin Forde's inquiry found problems with Labour's structure and practices under former leader Jeremy Corbyn.

Boom of antisemitic comments against Elly Schlein after party primary victory

The new Italian opposition party leader Elly Schlein has been subjected to vile antisemitic abuse on social media.

Finnish Parliamentary candidate convicted for attack on Jewish synagogue

The Helsinki District Court convicted parliamentary election candidate of the blue-black movement party Ville Nurmela for the attack on the synagogue of the Turku Jewish congregation. The attack was carried out on Holocaust Memorial Day in January 2020.

80 years later, Thessaloniki’s documentary film festival pays tribute to deported Jews

The city’s documentary film festival is paying tribute to Jews killed during the Holocaust and to the Jewish community’s enduring importance to the city.

Slight increase in antisemitic incidents in Italy from 2021 to 2022

Antisemitic incidents in Italy increased slightly from 226 in 2021 to 241 in 2022. That’s according to an annual report published by the Milan-based Foundation Center for Contemporary Jewish Documentation’s observatory on antisemitism department.

Swiss Federation of Jewish Communities reports an increase of antisemitic attacks

The Swiss Federation of Jewish Communities (SIG) and the GRA Foundation Against Racism and Antisemitism released their 2022 Antisemitism report for the German, Italian and Romansh language areas of Switzerland. 

Bulgarian authorities banned annual neo-Nazi Lukov march

Authorities in Bulgaria banned an annual torch-lit march in downtown Sofia in honor of a late general who led the pro-Nazi Union of Bulgarian National Legions during World War II.

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