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Philippines awarded special certificate for support of Jews in Holocaust

The First Secretary and Consul of the Philippines Embassy, Reichel Quinones was awarded a special certificate by the Confederation of General Zionists (CGZ) faction of the World Zionist congress.

NATO and Israel sign agreement on exchange of classified information

On November 14, NATO and the State of Israel concluded the administrative arrangements for the protection of classified information as part of a security agreement initially signed in 2001.

Israel to celebrate 70 years with re-enactment of Partition Plan vote

The Israeli delegation to the United Nations will hold a historical re-enactment of the November 29 1947, UN vote on the Partition Plan, which led to Israel's Declaration of Independence 70 years ago.

Lebanese actor arrested for “collaborating” with Israel

Prominent Lebanese actor and playwright Ziad Itani has been arrested for allegedly "collaborating with the Israeli enemy" in plots targeting political leaders in the country.

Aboriginal plan to help Kristallnacht Jews finally heard after 79 years

It took almost 79 years and a trip halfway across the globe for the world’s only public protest, from a private organisation, against Nazi Germany’s Kristallnacht pogroms to reach the German government.

European Parliament president says speakers with terrorist links should be banned

Speakers with terrorist backgrounds or links to organisations on the European Union’s list of terrorist groups will not be allowed to speak at the European Parliament, according to its President Antonio Tajani.

Iran’s army chief warns next war will see “eradication” of Israel

Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari, the chief commander of Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), issued new threats against Israel on Thursday, vowing that any future conflict will be the Jewish state's last.

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European Jewish Congress President slams decision by Austrian Freedom Party to appoint antisemite to upper house of parliament

Dr. Moshe Kantor has expressed outrage after the Austrian Freedom Party (FPÖ) appointed former foreign-affairs spokesman Johannes Hübner to the Bundesrat, which is the equivalent of Austria’s Senate.

European Jewish Congress remembers Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks as a towering figure of Judaism

The European Jewish Congress expresses its deepest condolences to the family of Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, זצ״ל on the passing of the former Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth.

European Jewish Congress congratulates President-elect Joe Biden on his election victory

The European Jewish Congress sends its congratulations to U.S. President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr on his victory in the American presidential elections.