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Holocaust survivors use social media to spread knowledge

Holocaust survivors took to social media to share their experience of how hate speech paved the way for mass murder, as part of the #ItStartedWithWords campaign by the Claims Conference.

Israel bars entry to French and EU politicians over support for BDS

Israel has refused to grant visitor visas to seven French and European Union politicians who in the past have supported the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. All of the politicians are French and include mayors and Members of the European Parliament. They are part of a larger delegation of 20 European dignitaries scheduled to come to Israel and the Palestinian territories from November 19 to 23.

Rise in Russian and Turkish aliyah as Western European figures fall

Bucking a slump in Western immigration to Israel, the number of new arrivals from Russia has increased in 2017 and more than doubled from Turkey. In total, the 23,415 immigrants who have come to Israel from January 1 to September 30 constituted a two percent increase over the corresponding period last year, an interim report by the Jewish Agency for Israel showed.

Israel to embark on diplomatic offensive against Hezbollah and Iran at UN

Israel plans to ask the United Nations to strictly enforce the 2006 ceasefire agreement that ended the Second Lebanon war as part of its diplomatic offensive against Iran and the Lebanese-terror group Hezbollah.

Greece, Israel and Cyprus to boost defence cooperation

Greece, Israel and Cyprus have agreed to boost trilateral cooperation in the defence sector, with more joint military exercises and cooperation in research and technology.

ADL report: Antisemitism surges in US in 2017

The first nine months of 2017 saw a 67-percent increase in antisemitic...

EU welcomes handover of Gaza crossings to Palestinian Authority

The European Union has welcomed the handover of Gaza crossings to the...

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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.