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US Supreme Court will hear cases of Jews suing Germany, Hungary over Nazi art

The US Supreme Court agreed to hear a case involving the descendants of a group of Jewish art dealers from Germany who say their ancestors were forced to sell a collection of religious art to the Nazi government in 1935.

Israel honours first recognised Arab Holocaust saviour

The only Arab to be awarded Israel's highest honour for saving Jews...

UAE apologises to Israel for judo handshake snub

The United Arab Emirates’ top judo official apologised to his Israeli counterpart...

UNRWA demands end to tunnel building under its schools

Palestinians must stop building tunnels under Gaza schools, the United Nations Relief...

Yad Vashem identifies 225,000 Hungarian Holocaust victims

Yad Vashem’s Names Collection project in Hungary has now identified some 225,000...

Charles Aznavour gets award for family’s help to Jews during the Holocaust

French Armenian singing legend Charles Aznavour was honoured in Israel on Thursday...

Thousands of Jewish documents lost during the Holocaust discovered

A trove of 170,000 Jewish documents thought to have been destroyed by...

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Statements

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.

Antisemitic chants at anti-racist march in Paris shows how worthy cause is being hijacked to spread hate

EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor called on anti-racist marchers and organisers to ensure that antisemitism is not being adopted by some within their ranks, after large groups of marchers at a rally in Paris's Place de la République shouted antisemitic slogans like “dirty Jew”.

Kantor Center Antisemitism Worldwide Report 2019 – The Coronavirus Crisis is Reviving ‘Blood Libels’ Against Jews

EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor said that already in the first few months since the global breakout of the coronavirus, there has been a rise in antisemitic manifestations relating to the spread of the disease and the economic recession triggered by the pandemic at the release of the Antisemitism Worldwide Report 2019. The total number of major violent incidents monitored in 2019 was 456, an 18% rise from 2018.