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World landmarks light up in blue and white in honour of Israel Independence Day

Buildings and landmarks across world lit up in blue and white  in celebration of Israel’s 73rd Independence Day.

After Jerusalem declaration, Trump signs waiver on embassy move

Hours after recognising Jerusalem as Israel’s capital Wednesday, and saying he had instructed the State Department to begin preparation to relocate the US embassy there, US President Donald Trump signed the waiver putting off any such move by another six months.

Saudi Arabia condemns Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as capital of Israel

The kingdom of Saudi Arabia on Thursday condemned the decision by U.S. President Donald Trump to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

US Official: Trump likely to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital this week

United States President Donald Trump is likely to announce this week that the United States will recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, a senior administration official said on Friday.

Hague prosecutor closes case over Israel over 2010 flotilla raid

The International Criminal Court in The Hague on Thursday announced it would not pursue the prosecution of Israel over the 2010 IDF raid on a Turkish-financed flotilla that was attempting to crash through the naval blockade Israel had imposed on Gaza when Hamas took over the Strip in 2007.

Germany says Dead Sea Scrolls don’t belong to Israel

Uwe Becker, the deputy mayor of Frankfurt, expressed outrage on Thursday over the German government's decision not to recognize the Dead Sea Scrolls as Israeli property, prompting the cancellation of a slated 2019 exhibit at the Bible Museum in Frankfurt.

European centrists call for action against Hezbollah

The Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE), which comprises dozens of centrist parties from across the continent that champion liberal democratic values, called for action to be taken against Hezbollah in a statement by the alliance’s president on Sunday.

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Statements

“The pandemic has created the social conditions where antisemitism thrives,” Moshe Kantor warned at the release of Antisemitism Worldwide report

The significant rise in extremism and the widespread increase in antisemitic conspiracy theories over the last year could have profound effects on Jewish communities in a post-Pandemic world, said EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor at the release of the Annual Report on Antisemitism Worldwide 2020, by the Kantor Center at Tel Aviv University.

EJC President Kantor congratulates Greece on 200 years of independence

EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor congratulated the Hellenic Republic ahead of the 200th anniversary of its independence on March 25th 2021.

EJC welcomes European Anti-Racism Summit

The EJC strongly welcomes the European Commission’s Anti-Racism Action Plan and the holding of the Anti-Racism Summit, a seminal event to enhance anti-racism policies in Europe.