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U.S. Jewish groups rebuke Trump for saying says Jews who vote Democrat are disloyal

Prominent Jewish American organisations denounced President Donald Trump for his statement that Jews who don’t vote for him and his party are showing “ignorance” and “great disloyalty.”

Fake Twitter accounts are impersonating Jews and promoting antisemitism

Fake Twitter accounts promoting antisemitic conspiracy theories have proliferated following a post on the forum 4chan that urged readers to “create a massive movement to show Jewish involvement in slave trade, global economy and mass media.

Venezuelan opposition leader appoints rabbi as envoy to Israel

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido announced he would appoint a Caracas rabbi as ambassador to Israel.

UN calls on Palestinian Authority to explain antisemitic and anti-Israel prejudice

The UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination has demanded that the Palestinian Authority explain its alleged dissemination through official media and school textbooks of “antisemitic, anti-Israel prejudice and incitement to hatred.”

Several US Jewish protesters hurt as truck rams crowd at immigration centre

A US correctional officer drove into a row of Jewish protesters demonstrating at the street entrance to an ICE detention centre in Rhode Island, injuring several people, activists said.

Netherlands, Switzerland suspend payment to UNRWA after misconduct report

The Netherlands and Switzerland have suspended payments to the UNRWA until completion of a UN investigation into ethical misconduct among senior officials in the organisation.

Stunning finds from New York museum’s exhibition of Jewish culture

A few pieces of jewelry that testify to Jewish life in the town of Colmar, in France, are now on view at the Met Cloisters museum, part of New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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World leaders will gather in Jerusalem to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz and International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Heads of State from Europe, North America and Australia have been invited to attend the Fifth World Holocaust Forum, taking place on 23 January 2020, at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem.

The event, titled “Remembering the Holocaust, Fighting Antisemitism,” is being organised by the World Holocaust Forum Foundation, headed by Dr. Moshe Kantor, in cooperation with Yad Vashem, under the auspices of the President of the State of Israel, H.E. Mr. Reuven "Ruvi" Rivlin.

EJC calls on the Lithuanian government to provide stronger protection after community shutters institutions

EJC has called on the Lithuanian Government to take stronger measures and appropriate action to protect the Jewish community after its leaders made the decision to close the city's sole synagogue and community center following threats and a rise in antisemitism.

Latest CST report confirms worrying trend of spiralling antisemitism

EJC is deeply concerned by the latest CST Antisemitic incidents report, which saw the highest ever number of incidents ever recorded in the first half of a calendar year in the UK.