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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.

EU condemns rocket fire from Gaza into Israel

The European Union condemned rocket fire from Gaza into Israel after a rocket launched from Gaza struck a house in the Israeli city of Be'er Sheva.

Australia may follow US in moving embassy to Jerusalem

Australia is considering following the U.S. administration's lead in moving the nation’s embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.

German group renovates Holocaust survivors homes in Israel for free

An organisation called the Saxon Friends brings volunteers from Germany to Israel to renovate Holocaust survivors’ apartments for free.

Walter Laqueur, terrorism scholar who fled the Holocaust, dies at 97

Walter Laqueur, one of the 20th century’s most prominent scholars on the decline of Europe and terror, has died.

Iranian Parliament votes to ban terror financing

Iran’s parliament voted to join a global convention to cut off terror financing, hoping to avoid further international sanctions as the 2015 nuclear accord unravels.

Canada revokes citizenship of 94 year old Nazi

A court approved the revocation of Canadian citizenship of Helmut Oberlander, a 94-year-old Nazi war criminal and who participated in the extermination of Jews during World War II.

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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.