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Aliyah minister hopes to bring all Falash Mura Jews to Israel in 2 years

Despite a government decision of 2015 which was supposed to 9,000 Falash Mura Jews to Israel, around 7,000 still remain Ethiopia. New aliyah minister MK Pnina Tamano-Shata hopes to resolve this issue within 2 years.

Israeli NGO installs sustainable technology for thousands of African refugees

The Israeli NGO “Innovation: Africa” is teaming with UNICEF of Cameroon to...

Tel Aviv beach craze makes jump from paddle ball to fine art

A mention of matkot (paddle ball) usually brings to mind Israeli men in Speedos on a Mediterranean beach, not a fine art gallery on the Black Sea. But last week, Israel’s unofficial national sport was the subject on display in the Museum of Modern Art in the Ukrainian port city of Odessa.

Massive section of Western Wall and Roman theatre uncovered after 1,700 years

Archaeologists are one step closer to solving the riddle of what took...

Israel targets fashion industry over underweight models

Israeli lawmakers want to tighten a ban on the employment of underweight...

Work on Israel-Cyprus-Greece electricity link to start in 2018

A Cypriot official said work on an electric cable linking the power...

In Israel, ultra-Orthodox women emerge as high-tech entrepreneurs

While Silicon Valley is just beginning to confront decades of sexism and...

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EJC President calls on the Portuguese Parliament not to harm the Sephardi citizenship law

EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor has written to the President of the Portuguese Parliament calling on him to ensure that a law passed in 2013 which provides Sephardi Jews with the possibility to apply for Portuguese citizenship is not harmed by recent attempts to pass amendments which would damage the applicability, intention and spirit of the original law.

Antisemitic chants at anti-racist march in Paris shows how worthy cause is being hijacked to spread hate

EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor called on anti-racist marchers and organisers to ensure that antisemitism is not being adopted by some within their ranks, after large groups of marchers at a rally in Paris's Place de la République shouted antisemitic slogans like “dirty Jew”.

Kantor Center Antisemitism Worldwide Report 2019 – The Coronavirus Crisis is Reviving ‘Blood Libels’ Against Jews

EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor said that already in the first few months since the global breakout of the coronavirus, there has been a rise in antisemitic manifestations relating to the spread of the disease and the economic recession triggered by the pandemic at the release of the Antisemitism Worldwide Report 2019. The total number of major violent incidents monitored in 2019 was 456, an 18% rise from 2018.