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“A shared mission”: Israel officially receives first-ever UAE ambassador

President Reuven Rivlin formally received the first-ever ambassador to Israel from the United Arab Emirates, following last year’s historic agreement between the countries to normalize ties.

15th-century Megillat Esther, among oldest in world, gifted to National Library of Israel

Ahead of Purim this year, a rare scroll of the Book of Esther, believed to have been penned in the mid-15th century in the Iberian Peninsula, has been donated to the National Library of Israel and made available online.

UAE’s first ambassador to Israel sworn in by Emirati PM

United Arab Emirates Prime Minister Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum swore in his country’s first ambassador to the State of Israel, Mohammad Mahmoud Al Khajah.

Moroccan Delegation Visits Israel

A Moroccan delegation arrived in Israel as part of the Morocco-Israel rapprochement.

UAE and Israeli soccer clubs to play first friendlies since normalisation

UAE club Al-Ain will play Israel's Maccabi Haifa in two friendlies, the Emirati side said, the first such fixtures since the two countries normalised relations.

UAE government approves establishment of embassy in Tel Aviv

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) ratified the establishment of an embassy in Tel Aviv, the government announced on its Twitter account.

Sudan signs Abraham Accords with US, paving way for Israel normalization

Sudan signed the “Abraham Accords” with the United States, paving the way for the African country to normalize ties with Israel.

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EJC President Kantor praises the Pope for impromptu visit to Holocaust survivor

EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor praised Pope Francis who visited a Holocaust survivor in her Rome apartment to pay tribute to all those who suffered from what he called “the craziness of Nazi populism.”

At IHRD event, Dr. Moshe Kantor calls on EU member states to ensure that Holocaust survivors receive COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible

During a joint International Holocaust Remembrance Day event, co-hosted with the European Commission, EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor called on the member states of the European Union to ensure that Holocaust survivors have access to a Covid-19 vaccine as soon as possible.

EJC to host joint International Holocaust Remembrance Day event with the European Commission

The European Jewish Congress, will host an online event marking International Holocaust Remembrance Day on 25 January 2021 at 16:00 CET in cooperation with the European Commission.

The event will feature EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor, Margaritis Schinas, Vice-President of the European Commission, and Holocaust survivor Tomi Reichental.