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Yad Vashem launches IRemember Wall ahead of International Holocaust Remembrance Day

To mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day 2021, Yad Vashem will once again launch the IRemember Wall, which is now available in six languages.

Germany reportedly working to promote prisoner exchange deal

Germany is mediating indirect negotiations between Israel and the Hamas terror group regarding a possible prisoner exchange deal that may see the return of IDF soldiers Lt. Hadar Goldin and Staff Sgt. Oron Shaul, who were killed during Operation Protective Edge.

Iranian general blames Iran’s water woes on Israel cloud theft

An Iranian general accused Israel of manipulating weather to prevent rain over the Islamic Republic, alleging his country was facing cloud “theft.”

IDF sends aid to Syrians fleeing Daraa in overnight ‘Good Neighbor’ operation

Israel transferred several dozen tons of humanitarian aid to refugee encampments in southwestern Syria in an overnight operation.

Indian state grants official minority status to Jews

The government of the Indian state of Gujarat will grant the status of religious minority to Jews in the state, fulfilling a long-pending demand of the community.

Isaac Herzog unanimously approved as new Jewish Agency head

The appointment of Israeli opposition leader Isaac Herzog to chairman of the Jewish Agency has been unanimously approved by the agency's board of governors.

South African Jews condemn alarming recent antisemitic attacks

South African Jewish leaders condemned the “alarming” amount of antisemitic attacks last week.

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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.

EJC welcomes practical handbook on the IHRA definition of antisemitism

EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor welcomed the publication of a handbook for the practical use of the working definition of antisemitism of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) as a key tool in the fight against anti-Jewish hatred in Europe.

EJC President Kantor calls EU Court of Justice ruling “a heavy blow to Jewish life in Europe”

European Jewish Congress President Dr. Moshe Kantor has slammed the ruling by the Court of Justice of the European Union which allows member states to permit the requirement of stunning before religious slaughter of animals for meat, as a fundamental attack on the basic rights of Jewish religious expression and practice.