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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.

Over 350 academics sign letter supporting the IHRA Definition

Over 350 leading academics and intellectuals from around the world have signed an open letter, supporting the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) Working Definition of Antisemitism. 

The last known Jew in Afghanistan is leaving

The man who has been known as the last Jew in Afghanistan for well over a decade is leaving for Israel, fearing that the U.S. military’s promise to leave the country will leave a vacuum to be filled with radical groups such as the Taliban.

Yad Vashem opens exhibition 80 years since Operation Barbarossa

A new online exhibition commemorating 80 years since the beginning of the large-scale mass murder of Jews during the Holocaust has been created by Yad Vashem ahead of Yom HaShoah.

Israeli and Moroccan embassies hold Mimouna celebration in Washington

The Israeli and Moroccan embassies in Washington are hosting the first-ever joint Mimouna celebration.

As 13 Jews leave Yemen, community of 50,000 down to 6

Family confirmed to depart for Egypt in deal with Houthis; country’s remaining half-dozen Jews live in areas controlled by Iranian-backed militias but seem to want to stay.

Germany adopts IHRA definition of antigypsyism/anti-Roma discrimination

Germany’s Federal Cabinet adopted the IHRA non‑binding working definition of antigypsyism/anti‑Roma discrimination, making Germany the first country to do so at the national level.

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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.