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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.

US Senate passes bill elevating antisemitism monitor to ambassador

The US Senate passed a bill that would elevate the position of the Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Antisemitism (SEA) to ambassador.

Sudan said to revoke citizenship of top Hamas leader

Sudan has reportedly revoked the citizenship of top Hamas leader, Khaled Mashaal, as well as that of some 3,000 other foreign nationals.

NY Jewish high school’s website defaced with neo-Nazi imagery

The website of a Jewish high school on suburban New York’s Long Island was hacked and defaced with swastikas and antisemitic slurs.

Theodore Mann, lawyer and influential voice on Jewish affairs, dies at 92

Theodore R. Mann, a lawyer and activist who led Major American Jewish organizations and became an early and outspoken advocate for a two-state solution in the Middle East, died aged 92. May his memory be a blessing.

Rio de Janeiro inaugurates new Holocaust memorial with 22-meters tower

Rio de Janeiro inaugurated a Holocaust memorial that includes a 22-meters-tall tower and overlooks Sugarloaf Mountain, one of South America’s most famous landmarks.

Burj Khalifa lights up for historic Dubai Hanukkah celebrations

Dubai's legendary Burj Khalifa lit up to mark the celebration of a very special first night of Hanukkah in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the first since the historic Abraham Accords.

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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.

EJC welcomes reestablishment of full ties between Israel and Morocco

The European Jewish Congress has welcomed and lauded the reestablishment of full ties and warm relations between the State of Israel and the Kingdom of Morocco.