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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.

Argentina delivers thousands of Second World War documents to Israel

Argentina on Tuesday gave Israel thousands of Second World War era documents...

Netanyahu : Israel supports independent Kurdistan

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said in a statement on Tuesday that...

South African trade unionist ordered to apologise for antisemitic hate speech

A senior South African trade unionist called for Jewish lives to be...

Pope defrocks paedophile priest who claimed abuse was part of ancient Jewish ritual

Pope Francis has defrocked an Italian priest found guilty of the sexual...

OSCE stresses importance of freedom of belief in maintaining peace and security

Freedom of religion or belief, tolerance and non-discrimination are essential to ensuring...

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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.