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Antisemitism examined as a social virus in new documentary

A probing new documentary on antisemitism made its television premiere on May 26 in the United States on the PBS channel.

Iran passes law banning use of Israeli technology

A bill was adopted by Iran that prevents any cooperation with Israel, including the purchase and use of Israeli technology such as computer hardware and software.

Global Jewish leaders hold videoconference on post-virus community needs

As many Jewish communities struggle to stay afloat amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Jewish leaders from around the world convened a videoconference to prepare for when the crisis ends.

Budding European Jewish tourism industry on brink of closure due to pandemic

Guides and caterers rethink their lives in Jewish hospitality as the COVID-19 crisis pushes them towards poverty. Overview of Europe's Jewish tourism attractions in peril.

Israel asks Twitter to suspend account of Iran’s leader

Israel’s Strategic Affairs Minister Orit Farkash-Hacohen sent a letter to the CEO of Twitter, Jack Dorsey, asking that he suspend the account of Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

Argentina to fly in rabbis from Israel to certify kosher meat despite travel ban

Argentina plans to help charter a private flight to bring in rabbis from Israel to certify meat at the country’s packing plants for kosher markets around the world.

Synagogue twinning program bridges the Diaspora-Israel divide

The Barkai Center for Practical Rabbinics, an organization dedicated to building Israeli society one community at a time by successfully bringing Diaspora models of community building to Israel, with the Rabbinical Council of America (RCA).

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Statements

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.

Message from Moshe Kantor

EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor announced a series of important measures to provide support and assistance to Jewish communities and other people in need to mitigate the effects of the coronavirus crisis.

EJC expresses outrage at mass display of public antisemitism at Aalst Carnival

EJC expresses outrage at the appalling mass display of open antisemitism during carnival celebrations in the Belgian city of Aalst and stands in solidarity with its affiliate, the Coordinating Committee of Belgian Jewish Organisations (CCOJB).