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New Co-chairs of U.S. House Bipartisan Antisemitism Task Force

U.S. Reps. Ted Lieu (D-CA) and Grace Meng (D-NY) have been named co-chairs of the House Bipartisan Task Force for Combating Antisemitism for the 117th Congress.

Far Right, antisemites’ secret language used online exposed by new study

Antisemites and white supremacists make use of a secret code and lexicon to talk online while avoiding the gaze of algorithms and law enforcement, a new study has found.

Global Student Forum adopts IHRA definition of antisemitism

The Global Student Forum (GSF), the umbrella organization of representative students' federations from 118 countries, adopted a motion on combating antisemitism which included the adoption of the IHRA working definition of antisemitism.

Van Gogh drawing once looted by Nazis to be sold at auction

A Vincent Van Gogh piece of artwork looted by the Nazis from a Jewish collector during Germany’s invasion of the Netherlands will be up for auction and is expected to be sold for $10 million, The Art Newspaper reported.

U.S. State Dept. official: “Jewish ideas poison people”

A US State Department employee named Fritz Berggren has been moonlighting as a blogger devoted to attacking Jews and promoting white Christian nationalism. 

Mumbai Jewish women spearhead revival of Hebrew-Marathi Purim songs

For Purim this year, a group of elderly women from the Mumbai Jewish (Bene Israel) community, were hoping to perform kirtan traditional songs about Queen Esther.

Kentucky to become first U.S. state to adopt IHRA definition of antisemitism

In a historic moment, both bodies of the Kentucky Assembly unanimously passed a state resolution to condemn antisemitism as defined by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA), calling on public officials to confront antisemitism and Jew-hatred.

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EJC President Kantor praises the Pope for impromptu visit to Holocaust survivor

EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor praised Pope Francis who visited a Holocaust survivor in her Rome apartment to pay tribute to all those who suffered from what he called “the craziness of Nazi populism.”

At IHRD event, Dr. Moshe Kantor calls on EU member states to ensure that Holocaust survivors receive COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible

During a joint International Holocaust Remembrance Day event, co-hosted with the European Commission, EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor called on the member states of the European Union to ensure that Holocaust survivors have access to a Covid-19 vaccine as soon as possible.

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.