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Holocaust survivor launches legal claim against German railway

A Holocaust survivor who successfully campaigned for the Dutch railway to pay compensation for transporting people to the Nazi concentration camps has tabled a legal claim against the German state over the wartime role of the Deutsche Reichsbahn.

Dozens of headstones smashed at Jewish cemetery in Russia

Dozens of headstones at a Jewish cemetery in the Russian city of St. Petersburg were smashed.

Lockdown results in slight decrease in antisemitic incidents in the UK

Antisemitic incidents in the UK have dropped by 13 percent in 2020 compared to the year before, likely due to COVID-19 lockdown regulations, according to the latest CST report.

Instituto Cervantes to open new centre in Thessaloniki to promote Sephardic culture

Thessaloniki’s Jewish community signed a deal with the Spanish government’s Instituto Cervantes to create a small centre where people will be taught modern Spanish while also learning about Sephardic culture and Ladino.

NRW antisemitism commissioner criticises Düsseldorf for enlisting rapper for coronavirus video

Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger, the antisemitism commissioner of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) has sharply criticised a video featuring controversial rapper Farid Bang calling on people to observe social distancing.

Leader of Britain’s largest Muslim charity quits after antisemitic posts

The leader of Islamic Relief Worldwide, Britain's largest Muslim charity, has quit after putting antisemitic posts on social media.

Spanish Jewish community thanks government for endorsing IHRA definition of antisemitism

The Federation of Jewish Communities of Spain (FCJE), the country's EJC affiliate, has thanked the Spanish government for confirming it endorses the IHRA definition of antisemitism.

A stone in memory of deported Jewish children vandalised in Joinville-le-Pont

A stone in memory of Jewish children deported from the town of Joinville-le-Pont in Val-de-Marne, near Paris, has been vandalised.

Unexploded Nazi mortar uncovered in ‘Warsaw Ghetto’ Jewish cemetery

An unexploded German mortar was uncovered in the major Jewish cemetery in Warsaw during renovation works.

UK Labour apologises, agrees to pay damages to whistleblowers over antisemitism

Britain’s Labour Party has apologised “unreservedly,” withdrawn its accusations, and agreed to pay substantial damages to seven whistleblowers who sued the party for defamation over an antisemitism dispute.

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