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Ahead of 73rd Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israel’s population stands at 9.3 million

Ahead of Israel’s celebration of its 73rd anniversary, the population of the Jewish state stands at 9,327,000, the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) announced.

Despite pandemic, more Argentine Jews made the move to Israel in 2020

Travel restrictions and lockdowns due to the global pandemic didn’t stop Argentine Jews from making the move to Israel last year, as aliyah rose in 2020 by 26 percent.

UAE announces $10 billion fund for investments in Israel

The United Arab Emirates announced it was setting up a $10 billion investment fund aimed at strategic sectors in Israel, with whom it normalized ties last year.

Bible scroll from Bar Kochba era discovered in Judean Desert

Dozens of fragments of 1,900-year-old biblical scroll and coins found in Judean Desert, along with 6,000-year-old mummy.

Czech Republic opens de facto embassy to Israel in west Jerusalem

The Czech Republic opened a full-fledged diplomatic mission in west Jerusalem as a sign of its recognition that the city is Israel’s capital.

Final aliyah flight bringing Falash Mura to Israel

The last flight of Operation Rock of Israel, the latest effort to bring the remainder of the Falash Mura community in Ethiopia to Israel landed with some 300 new immigrants disembarking at Ben Gurion airport. 

Pope sends “warm greetings” to Rivlin during flight over Israel to Iraq

Pope Francis sent a message of warm greetings to President Reuven Rivlin as he flew over Israeli airspace on his way to a historic visit to Iraq.

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Statements

“The pandemic has created the social conditions where antisemitism thrives,” Moshe Kantor warned at the release of Antisemitism Worldwide report

The significant rise in extremism and the widespread increase in antisemitic conspiracy theories over the last year could have profound effects on Jewish communities in a post-Pandemic world, said EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor at the release of the Annual Report on Antisemitism Worldwide 2020, by the Kantor Center at Tel Aviv University.

EJC President Kantor congratulates Greece on 200 years of independence

EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor congratulated the Hellenic Republic ahead of the 200th anniversary of its independence on March 25th 2021.

EJC welcomes European Anti-Racism Summit

The EJC strongly welcomes the European Commission’s Anti-Racism Action Plan and the holding of the Anti-Racism Summit, a seminal event to enhance anti-racism policies in Europe.