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Canada lists Iran’s Revolutionary Guards as a terrorist group

Canada Public Safety Minister Dominic LeBlanc called the listing a “significant tool in fighting global terrorism”.

UNESCO report says AI technology is fueling Holocaust denial online

AI technology is helping to create false stories about World War II atrocities including Holocaust denial, risking an “explosive spread of antisemitism,” the UNESCO warns.

WSJ reports that Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar insists that civilian bloodshed in Gaza is a necessary sacrifice

Sinwar communicated to Hamas militants that he had no interest in pursuing a ceasefire with Israel, as he believed that the growing civilian death toll would serve to benefit Hamas more than a cessation of fighting would.

Vandals deface homes of Brooklyn Museum’s Jewish leaders

New York Police said the suspects splattered red paint over two other homes linked to board members of the Jewish Museum of Brooklyn.

US House passes bill to sanction ICC for seeking Israel arrests warrants

The House bill would apply sweeping economic sanctions and visa restrictions to individuals and judges associated with the ICC, including their family members.

Over 50,000 march in New York City’s annual Israel Day Parade

Leading the march were over 70 family members of hostages from various nationalities, joined by more than 2,000 supporters from the New York branch of the Hostages and Missing Families Forum.

Almost half of the hate crimes in Toronto in 2024 have been antisemitic

Toronto police said there have been close to 190 alleged hate crimes reported so far this year, nearly half of them antisemitic.

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European Jewish Congress shocked by ICC prosecutor’s demand to arrest Israeli leaders

The European Jewish Congress is appalled by the decision of the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to request arrest warrants for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defence Minister Yoav Gallant on alleged war crimes charges.