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MEP Nicola Beer to chair EP Working Group against antisemitism

MEP Nicola Beer, Vice President of the European Parliament, and member of the Renew Europe Group from Germany has been elected as Chair of the European Parliament Working Group Against Antisemitism (WGAS).

Czech Republic offers ICC to be friend of the court in Israel-Palestine case

The Czech Republic filed a petition with the International Criminal Court, requesting to be "a friend of the court" (amicus curiae) in deliberations that will examine if it has the jurisdiction to rule whether Israel committed war crimes against the Palestinians.

Jews are still “treacherous” according to Saudi textbooks

The first full review of the Saudi curriculum in more than a decade shows that while improvements have been made, extremist content still exists.

Israel summons Belgian envoy over UN invite to controversial activist

Israel summoned a top Belgian diplomat over his country’s push to have a civil society activist, seen by the Israel as biased, address the UN Security Council.

EU’s Borrell warns of violence if Israel annexes Jordan Valley

High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell, urged Israel not to annex the Jordan Valley, warning of Palestinian protests if it went ahead.

Al Jazeera host calls Israel “most successful project in 120 years”

“For most Arabs, if they want to curse you, they will describe you as a ‘Zionist,’ even though they know that the most successful project in the current and last century is the Zionist project,” tweeted Faisal al-Qassem, the host of Al Jazeera’s The Opposite Direction.

Top Iranian official says Iran was looking for excuse to “flatten Tel Aviv”

A hardliner Iranian politician and senior commander of the country’s Revolutionary Guard has said that after the killing of Qassem Soleimani, Iran “was after an excuse to attack Israel”.

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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.

Dr. Moshe Kantor addresses 48 world leaders gathered in Jerusalem for Fifth World Holocaust Forum

The President of the World Holocaust Forum Foundation and the European Jewish Congress, Dr. Moshe Kantor addressed 48 world leaders at the Fifth World Holocaust Forum. The historic event, titled “Remembering the Holocaust, Fighting Antisemitism,” was organised by the World Holocaust Forum Foundation in cooperation with Yad Vashem, under the auspices of the President of the State of Israel.

World leaders descend on Israel for World Holocaust Forum

48 world leaders arrived in Israel to attend the Fifth World Holocaust Forum, marking the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp.