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Yad Vashem launches IRemember Wall ahead of International Holocaust Remembrance Day

To mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day 2021, Yad Vashem will once again launch the IRemember Wall, which is now available in six languages.

New UNRWA textbooks rife with problematic content

A new series of educational textbooks produced by UNRWA contain incitement to violence and hatred, and glorify terrorism, according to a new report by Israeli NGO Impact-SE.

Confederate flag tied to door of Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York

A Confederate flag was tied to the front of the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York, according to a police report.

US to designate Yemen’s Houthi movement as foreign terror group

The United States will designate Yemen’s Houthi rebels as a terrorist group, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said.

Georgian Orthodox clergy double down on antisemitic sermons

The Georgian Orthodox Church has come under fire for a series of antisemitic sermons and comments by high-profile clergymen.

Israeli reporter interrupted with antisemitic slurs during broadcast at Capitol

A live broadcast from the US Capitol chaos by the chief Washington correspondent of Israel’s Channel 13 news, Gil Tamary, was interrupted by an agitator who used antisemitic slurs.

“Hitler was right on one thing” Republican congresswoman tells pro-Trump rally

A newly sworn-in Republican congresswoman declared that “Hitler was right on one thing” at a pro-Trump Washington rally against certifying the Democratic results of the presidential election.

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EJC to host joint International Holocaust Remembrance Day event with the European Commission

The European Jewish Congress, will host an online event marking International Holocaust Remembrance Day on 25 January 2021 at 16:00 CET in cooperation with the European Commission.

The event will feature EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor, Margaritis Schinas, Vice-President of the European Commission, and Holocaust survivor Tomi Reichental.

EJC welcomes practical handbook on the IHRA definition of antisemitism

EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor welcomed the publication of a handbook for the practical use of the working definition of antisemitism of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) as a key tool in the fight against anti-Jewish hatred in Europe.

EJC President Kantor calls EU Court of Justice ruling “a heavy blow to Jewish life in Europe”

European Jewish Congress President Dr. Moshe Kantor has slammed the ruling by the Court of Justice of the European Union which allows member states to permit the requirement of stunning before religious slaughter of animals for meat, as a fundamental attack on the basic rights of Jewish religious expression and practice.