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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.

Israeli lawmakers walk out of international summit amid anti-Israel barrage

A delegation of Israeli lawmakers on Wednesday stormed out of an international...

EU leaders to recommit to Iran deal whatever Trump decides

European Union leaders on Thursday reaffirmed their full commitment to the 2015...

Eight European countries demand compensation from Israel for West Bank demolitions

Eight European Union countries wrote an official protest letter to Israel, demanding...

Jewish restitution group concerned as Polish legislation ignores Holocaust

The World Jewish Restitution Organisation welcomed Poland's intention to tackle the issue...

World’s first museum of Mountain Jews set for Azerbaijan

Mountain Jews settled in the Caucasus more than two thousand years ago. Located...

Former French minister becomes first Jewish head of UNESCO

Former French culture minister Audrey Azoulay has been elected as UNESCO's next Director-General. The...

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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.