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Biden named historian Deborah Lipstadt as Envoy to Combat Antisemitism

US President Joe Biden formally named Deborah Lipstadt as the next US Ambassador to Combat and Monitor Antisemitism.

Top social media platforms fail to act on reported antisemitism, study finds

Social media platforms are mostly not acting against antisemitic content even when...

Israeli filmmakers land in Israel after 20 days in Nigerian prison

Three Jewish filmmakers who were detained by Nigerian security forces nearly three weeks ago have been released and returned to Israel.

After swastika carved at State Department, Biden vows no place for antisemitism

U.S. President Joe Biden said, following the discovery of a swastika carved in the U.S. State Department building, that there was no place for antisemitism in his administration.

50 U.S. professors quit union after it calls Israel a “settler-colonial state”

At least 50 professors at the City University of New York have quit their union following passage of a resolution condemning Israel.

Trudeau says Canada to spend $5M to strengthen security at Jewish institutions

Amid an unprecedented number of antisemitic incidents in Canada, the government is set to spend more than $5 million to shore up the security of the nation’s Jewish community institutions.

U.S. seizes artifacts looted from WWII Eastern European Jewish communities

Investigators have seized historic artifacts stolen from Eastern European Jewish communities during World War II that were set to be auctioned in the United States, federal officials said.

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The new Polish restitution law is discriminatory and immoral, says EJC President Kantor

EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor has slammed the passing of a bill by the Polish Senate which would make it far harder for Jews to claim restitution on properties appropriated and stolen during the Holocaust era.

EJC calls on Poland to pull back from unfair, unjust and discriminatory restitution law

The European Jewish Congress calls on Polish authorities to reject a proposed bill which would make it considerably more difficult for Jews to claim restitution on properties appropriated and stolen during the Holocaust era.

Attacks on Jews during recent conflict confirms necessity of IHRA definition, says Dr. Moshe Kantor

During an event held by Tel Aviv University commemorating the fifth anniversary of the IHRA definition of antisemitism, EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor said that the recent rise in antisemitism demonstrates why the definition and its examples are so vital.