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Philippines awarded special certificate for support of Jews in Holocaust

The First Secretary and Consul of the Philippines Embassy, Reichel Quinones was awarded a special certificate by the Confederation of General Zionists (CGZ) faction of the World Zionist congress.

Law to commemorate victims of Spanish Inquisition submitted to Knesset

A law to commemorate the victims of the Spanish Inquisition in 1478 (and expulsion of Jews in 1492) was submitted to the Knesset for approval, proposing to establish November 1 as the date of commemoration.

IHRA Chair condemns Holocaust distortion at “Querdenker” demonstrations in Germany

The chair of IHRA, Amb. Michaela Küchler, has condemned the Holocaust distortion and antisemitic conspiracy myths gaining traction at so-called "Querdenker" demonstrations against coronavirus restrictions around Germany.

Nearly 1/4 of hate crimes in Europe in 2019 targeted Jews, report says

Antisemitic incidents accounted for 22% of hate crimes recorded in 2019 in the pan-European region, though Jews comprise less than 1% of the population there, according to the latest data by the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODHIR).

Organisations to recite mass prayers for Jews buried in Arab countries

Diaspora and Israeli organizations and communities representing millions of Jews around the world will participate in a mass Kaddish and recite a specially designed Azkara this Shabbat for Jews buried in inaccessible Arab countries across the Middle East and North Africa.

EU leaders to adopt a declaration against antisemitism at their December summit meeting

EU leaders are expected to adopt a declaration on the fight against antisemitism at their December summit meeting in Brussels.

European Democrat Students adopt IHRA definition of antisemitism

The European Democrat students (EDS), the official student organisation of the centre-right European People's Party (EPP) adopted the IHRA working definition of antisemitism, as part of a broader motion on combatting antisemitism.

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European Jewish Congress President slams decision by Austrian Freedom Party to appoint antisemite to upper house of parliament

Dr. Moshe Kantor has expressed outrage after the Austrian Freedom Party (FPÖ) appointed former foreign-affairs spokesman Johannes Hübner to the Bundesrat, which is the equivalent of Austria’s Senate.

European Jewish Congress remembers Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks as a towering figure of Judaism

The European Jewish Congress expresses its deepest condolences to the family of Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, זצ״ל on the passing of the former Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth.

European Jewish Congress congratulates President-elect Joe Biden on his election victory

The European Jewish Congress sends its congratulations to U.S. President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr on his victory in the American presidential elections.