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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.

Iraqi Kurdish baby heads to Israel for surgery after minister intervenes

An Iraqi baby born with a congenital heart defect will be flown into Israel for life-saving surgery after an emergency appeal to the Interior Ministry just before the Sukkot holiday.

Israel opens high speed rail link between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv airport

Israel opened a high-speed rail link between Ben Gurion international airport and Jerusalem.

European Investment Fund makes first investment in Israel

The European Investment Fund (EIF), the venture arm of the European Investment Bank, has made its first equity investment in Israel, injecting up to $20 million into a fund being set up by Israel Cleantech Ventures.

Eurovision 2019 to be held in Tel Aviv

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) announced that the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest will be held in Tel Aviv and not in Israel's capital of Jerusalem as had been previously planned.

Virtual reality tour brings ancient Jerusalem back to life

A Jerusalem museum is breathing life into the ancient city with a new virtual reality tour that allows visitors to experience how archaeologists believe Jerusalem looked 2,000 years ago.

Israel 5778 in numbers: 25,000 new olim, 89 per cent of Israelis are happy

With the holiday season fast approaching and with the Jewish year coming to an end, the Central Bureau of Statistics has released its annual tables analysing Israel's population.

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Statements

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.

EJC welcomes practical handbook on the IHRA definition of antisemitism

EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor welcomed the publication of a handbook for the practical use of the working definition of antisemitism of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) as a key tool in the fight against anti-Jewish hatred in Europe.

EJC President Kantor calls EU Court of Justice ruling “a heavy blow to Jewish life in Europe”

European Jewish Congress President Dr. Moshe Kantor has slammed the ruling by the Court of Justice of the European Union which allows member states to permit the requirement of stunning before religious slaughter of animals for meat, as a fundamental attack on the basic rights of Jewish religious expression and practice.