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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.

“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 normalise 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.

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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.