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Op-ed by Ruben Vis: The practical importance of freedom of religion for the Jewish community

"The state has a duty to safeguard harmony and tolerance between religion and secularism, and not to take secularism as the benchmark. After all, the state is not necessarily meant to be secular. The state is neutral," writes Ruben Vis, Secretary General of the Organization of Jewish Communities in the Netherlands (NIK).

Chilean protest against new constitution filled with antisemitism

A march against the movement for a new constitution in Chile contained Nazi and antisemitic symbols, slogans and gestures.

Argentine Football Association adopts IHRA definition of antisemitism

The Argentine Football Association adopted the definition of antisemitism developed by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance. The AFA governs all soccer activity in Argentina.

Return to Iraq of Ba’ath Archives Raises Fears for Jewish Archives

by Lyn Julius On Aug. 31, 2020, a stash of documents belonging to...

IHRA adopts working definition of antigypsyism/anti-Roma discrimination

The 34 Member Countries of the IHRA have adopted a non-legally binding working definition of antigypsyism/anti-Roma discrimination.

EU justice ministers focus on combating antisemitism and hate speech

The Director of the EU Fundamental rights Agency (FRA), Michael O'Flaherty exchanged views with justice ministers from across the EU on combating antisemitism and hate speech.

Facebook bans posts that deny or distort the Holocaust

Facebook said that it will be banning posts that deny or distort...

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EJC President Kantor applauds overdue decision by Facebook to ban Holocaust denial

EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor has welcomed the decision by Facebook to ban Holocaust denial or distortion, and to better inform the public about the Holocaust.

EJC President Kantor welcomes the branding of Golden Dawn as a criminal organization

EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor has welcomed the landmark decision by a Greek court to brand the neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn a criminal organization and declared that senior members of the party were guilty of running a criminal organization.

EJC condemns attack on Hamburg synagogue

The European Jewish Congress strongly condemns an antisemitic attack that wounded one outside a synagogue in Hamburg.