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Israeli instant COVID gargle test set to deploy in European airports

A new made-in-Israel gargle test for coronavirus is being deployed in European airports, after a leading aviation security company threw its weight behind the tech.

Jews attacked in 3 incidents in Ontario over Rosh Hashanah

Three incidents described by a Jewish defense agency as antisemitic took place in the Canadian province of Ontario over Rosh Hashanah.

Palestinians quit Arab League chairmanship over UAE-Bahrain-Israel deal

The Palestinian Authority quit its rotating chairmanship of Arab League meetings, with Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki saying his government no longer wanted the position.

EU unveils anti-racism action plan

The European Commission has presented a series of measures aimed at tackling racism and discrimination, acknowledging a blatant lack of diversity among the European Union’s institutions.

Scientists combat antisemitism with artificial intelligence

An international team of scientists said it had joined forces to combat the spread of antisemitism online with the help of artificial intelligence.

UAE’s first-ever kosher restaurant launches in world’s tallest building

Following the United Arab Emirates’ signing of a normalization accord with Israel, the UAE’s first-ever certified kosher restaurant launched on the ground floor of the luxury Armani Hotel, situated in Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building.

US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies, aged 87

United States Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has passed away at age 87.

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Five Jews who made a splash in Israel in 5780

The European Jewish Congress is proud and honoured to announce that Dr. Moshe Kantor has been recognised as one of five Jewish leaders who shaped the year 5780 by the Israeli newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth and warmly congratulates him for this outstanding recognition.

Major Jewish organizations launch unified position on tackling antisemitism online

The European Jewish Congress, along with major Jewish organizations working with the EU institutions, has launched a unified position on tackling antisemitism online, in response to the Digital Services Act consultation by the European Commission.

EJC President calls on the Portuguese Parliament not to harm the Sephardi citizenship law

EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor has written to the President of the Portuguese Parliament calling on him to ensure that a law passed in 2013 which provides Sephardi Jews with the possibility to apply for Portuguese citizenship is not harmed by recent attempts to pass amendments which would damage the applicability, intention and spirit of the original law.