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Gantz voted in as Knesset Speaker, paving way for ‘Emergency’ unity Government

Benny Gantz was voted in as Knesset speaker, paving the way for an "emergency" unity government with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, as Israel's government works to mitigate the coronavirus crisis.

Holocaust survivor is first coronavirus death in Israel

Srie Even, a Holocaust survivor, is the first reported fatality in Israel from COVID-19. May his memory be a blessing.

Amazon bans sales of most editions of Mein Kampf

Amazon has banned the sale of most editions of Hitler’s Mein Kampf and other Nazi propaganda books from its store following decades of campaigning by Holocaust charities.

Israelis and Palestinians set up joint operations room to combat coronavirus

Israel and the Palestinian Authority have set up a joint operations room to combat the coronavirus pandemic, PA government spokesman Ibrahim Milhem said.

Jewish celebrities encourage public to keep distance amid coronavirus

Jewish celebrities from the US have been promoting a healthier and safer mode of behaviour aligned with the instructions of the World Health Organisation (WHO) in light of the coronavirus outbreak.

Worshippers told not to kiss stones at Western Wall

The authorities at the Western Wall holy site in Jerusalem have asked worshipers who arrive there not to kiss the stones of the wall amid efforts to contain the coronavirus pandemic.

Natan Sharansky blasts recent antisemitic propaganda accusing Jews of spreading coronavirus

Former Knesset member Natan Sharansky blasted recent antisemitic propaganda evident in Iran, Jordan and elsewhere falsely accusing Jews of spreading coronavirus.

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A message to all our friends and communities from the European Jewish Congress 

Formally, our communities may have closed their doors and events have been cancelled, but never have these communities been so open. There is an outpouring of warmth and generosity in our communities we can truly be proud of.

EJC expresses outrage at mass display of public antisemitism at Aalst Carnival

EJC expresses outrage at the appalling mass display of open antisemitism during carnival celebrations in the Belgian city of Aalst and stands in solidarity with its affiliate, the Coordinating Committee of Belgian Jewish Organisations (CCOJB).

Dr. Moshe Kantor bestows Golden Vision award on Pope Francis

In a private meeting with Pope Francis in the Vatican, EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor bestowed the 2020 Golden Vision award on Pope Francis as a token of appreciation for his message of brotherhood between Jews and Christians and his unrelenting commitment to younger generations and promoting solutions to the moral and ethical challenges of our time.