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European Commission statement on European Roma Holocaust Memorial Day

Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, Věra Jourová, Vice-President for Values and Transparency, and Helena Dalli, Commissioner for Equality published a statement ahead of the Roma Holocaust Memorial Day, on 2 August.

Antisemitism Datathon and Hackathon event challenges students to grow socially and technologically

Thirty high school and college students from five countries around the world took part in the Antisemitism Datathon and Hackathon, a virtual workshop and competition designed to teach students how to recognise antisemitism online and how to use programming to analyse large amounts of data.

US House of Representatives approves to double budget of Special Envoy to combat antisemitism

A new amendment approved by the US House of Representatives would double the budget for the office of the State Department’s Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Antisemitism.

Twitter mistakenly closes accounts that posted Star of David

Twitter acknowledged that it accidentally closed the accounts of some users for posting the Star of David.

Spanish officials say Podemos leader received money from Iran

The Economic and Fiscal Crime Division of the Spanish Police (UDEF) has announced that a media company belonging to Pablo Iglesias, the leader of the Podemos Party, received more than nine million euros from Iran through other companies.

New York Senate passes legislation to mandate education on symbols of hate

The New York State Senate passed a bill that will make it mandatory for students to learn about symbols of hate, such as the swastika and noose - labelling them as "symbols of bigotry."

Auschwitz museum employees discover inscription in children’s shoes

Employees of the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum discovered handwritten inscriptions in shoes belonging to children who were sent to the Nazi death camp.

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Statements

EJC President calls on the Portuguese Parliament not to harm the Sephardi citizenship law

EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor has written to the President of the Portuguese Parliament calling on him to ensure that a law passed in 2013 which provides Sephardi Jews with the possibility to apply for Portuguese citizenship is not harmed by recent attempts to pass amendments which would damage the applicability, intention and spirit of the original law.

Antisemitic chants at anti-racist march in Paris shows how worthy cause is being hijacked to spread hate

EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor called on anti-racist marchers and organisers to ensure that antisemitism is not being adopted by some within their ranks, after large groups of marchers at a rally in Paris's Place de la République shouted antisemitic slogans like “dirty Jew”.

Kantor Center Antisemitism Worldwide Report 2019 – The Coronavirus Crisis is Reviving ‘Blood Libels’ Against Jews

EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor said that already in the first few months since the global breakout of the coronavirus, there has been a rise in antisemitic manifestations relating to the spread of the disease and the economic recession triggered by the pandemic at the release of the Antisemitism Worldwide Report 2019. The total number of major violent incidents monitored in 2019 was 456, an 18% rise from 2018.