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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.

Israel to send its second astronaut to space in 2021

Israel intends to send the second astronaut in its history to space next year, officials announced.

UAE’s Etihad formally announces launch of daily direct flights to Israel in 2021

Etihad Airways, the United Arab Emirates’ national carrier, announced it will start direct flights to Israel in March 2021 after the countries’ recent agreement to normalize ties.

Israel’s first vaccine volunteer heads home from the hospital

The first volunteer in trials for Israel’s new coronavirus vaccine has been released from the hospital, saying he feels “great.”

Israel welcomes immigrant number 3.3 million

Some 240 immigrants arrived on an aliyah charter flight from Ukraine to Israel, which welcomed the 3.3 million olim hadashim into the country since the founding of the state.

Sudan says it will discuss trade, migration deals with Israel

Sudan and Israel will discuss agreements to cooperate on trade and migration issues, the Sudanese foreign ministry stated, signalling steps to implement a normalisation pact after decades of hostilities.

UAE submits official request to open embassy in Tel Aviv

The United Arab Emirates officially requested to open an embassy in Tel Aviv, during its first-ever government delegation’s visit to Israel.

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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.