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Iran suspended by International Judo Federation over Israel boycott

Iran has been suspended from international judo competitions because of its policy of boycotting bouts with Israeli athletes.

Dutch woman who helped save Jews in WWII dies in US

A Dutch woman living in the U.S. who authored a book chronicling her efforts that helped save hundreds of Jews in the Netherlands during the Nazi occupation of World War II has died.

NATO and Israel deepen cooperation

NATO’s Assistant Secretary General for Defence Investment, Camille Grand, has concluded a two-day visit to Israel during which, both parties decided to deepen their cooperation.

Yad Vashem marks 80th anniversary of start of WWII with online exhibition

The 80th anniversary of the beginning of WWII is being marked by Yad Vashem with a new online exhibition, portraying the experiences of Jewish families in those first months, when they had no way of knowing the events that were going to unfold.

Iranian judoka seeks asylum after pressure to avoid facing Israeli

Iranian judoka Saeid Mollaei, a hero in the Islamic Republic, has requested asylum in Germany after allegedly throwing a match against a Belgian competitor to avoid facing Israeli Sagi Muki in the final.

Honduras recognises Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez was to travel to Israel to inaugurate a "diplomatic office" in Jerusalem, recognising the holy city as Israel's capital.

Republic of Nauru recognises Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

In a letter to Israel's mission to the UN, the Republic of Nauru announced that the "Government of the Republic of Nauru will formally recognise the City of Jerusalem as the Capital City of the State of Israel".

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Statements

World leaders will gather in Jerusalem to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz and International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Heads of State from Europe, North America and Australia have been invited to attend the Fifth World Holocaust Forum, taking place on 23 January 2020, at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem.

The event, titled “Remembering the Holocaust, Fighting Antisemitism,” is being organised by the World Holocaust Forum Foundation, headed by Dr. Moshe Kantor, in cooperation with Yad Vashem, under the auspices of the President of the State of Israel, H.E. Mr. Reuven "Ruvi" Rivlin.

EJC calls on the Lithuanian government to provide stronger protection after community shutters institutions

EJC has called on the Lithuanian Government to take stronger measures and appropriate action to protect the Jewish community after its leaders made the decision to close the city's sole synagogue and community center following threats and a rise in antisemitism.

Latest CST report confirms worrying trend of spiralling antisemitism

EJC is deeply concerned by the latest CST Antisemitic incidents report, which saw the highest ever number of incidents ever recorded in the first half of a calendar year in the UK.