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Canadian newspaper deletes op-ed comparing COVID lockdown to Anne Frank’s ordeal

The Globe and Mail, a leading Canadian newspaper, has taken down an opinion piece comparing COVID-19 lockdowns to Anne Frank’s experience as a hidden child during the Holocaust.

Pittsburgh 27.10.2018: A Bigotry that caused bloodshed

"Whenever the language of abhorrence is tolerated by a society without any reaction, then the path to violent action is short," writes Victor Eliezer in an op-ed on the shooting of the Tree of Life synagogue.

New York antisemitic graffiti suspect had a dark online alter-ego

The suspect charged with scrawling antisemitic graffiti inside a Brooklyn synagogue has Jewish foster parents, and was an intern for former New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn — for whom he worked on initiatives to combat hate crime.

Netanyahu urges EU to end its “hypocritical and hostile attitude” to Israel

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said he would focus on strengthening diplomatic ties and pushing for a change in the European Union’s “hypocritical and hostile stance” toward Israel.

Oman says time to accept Israel after historic Netanyahu visit

Oman publicly called on Middle East countries to accept Israel after Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Friday made a historic visit to the Arab Muslim state, which has no diplomatic ties with Israel.

Massive European study finds large gap in East, West acceptance of Jews

Eastern Europeans are far less willing to have Jews in their families or as their neighbours than their Western European counterparts, a gap that is even more pronounced when it comes to attitudes toward Muslims.

EU condemns attack at Pittsburgh synagogue

In a statement from the spokesperson for the EU’s External Action Service, the European Union expressed “its sincere condolences to the families and friends of those affected by the attack, as well as to the US authorities”.

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EJC President Kantor praises the Pope for impromptu visit to Holocaust survivor

EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor praised Pope Francis who visited a Holocaust survivor in her Rome apartment to pay tribute to all those who suffered from what he called “the craziness of Nazi populism.”

At IHRD event, Dr. Moshe Kantor calls on EU member states to ensure that Holocaust survivors receive COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible

During a joint International Holocaust Remembrance Day event, co-hosted with the European Commission, EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor called on the member states of the European Union to ensure that Holocaust survivors have access to a Covid-19 vaccine as soon as possible.

EJC to host joint International Holocaust Remembrance Day event with the European Commission

The European Jewish Congress, will host an online event marking International Holocaust Remembrance Day on 25 January 2021 at 16:00 CET in cooperation with the European Commission.

The event will feature EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor, Margaritis Schinas, Vice-President of the European Commission, and Holocaust survivor Tomi Reichental.