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Gantz voted in as Knesset Speaker, paving way for ‘Emergency’ unity Government

Benny Gantz was voted in as Knesset speaker, paving the way for an "emergency" unity government with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, as Israel's government works to mitigate the coronavirus crisis.

Israel to use anti-terror tech to counter coronavirus “invisible enemy”

Israel plans to use anti-terrorism tracking technology and a partial shutdown of its economy to minimise the risk of coronavirus transmission, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said.

U.S. Online antisemitism thrives around coronavirus even on mainstream platforms

The first Jewish coronavirus case was announced in March, but as early as January, Jews have been blamed online for spreading the virus, said Alex Friedfeld, an investigative researcher at the ADL’s Center on Extremism.

European Commission conditions EU application of Bosnia and Herzegovina on rights of minority ethnic communities

The European Commission conditions the application of Bosnia and Herzegovina for EU membership on rights of minority ethnic communities by "paying particular attention to the implementation of the Sejdić-Finci ruling".

New U.S. State Department report blasts Iran for antisemitism

The U.S. Department of State ripped Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani for stoking an anti-Jewish conspiracy theory that suggested Jews control the West.

Iran’s regime pushes antisemitic conspiracy theories about coronavirus

Iran’s Press TV, which represents the regime’s English-language propaganda, has been pushing antisemitic conspiracies about the coronavirus to distract from the country’s mishandling of the pandemic.

Jewish groups condemn Nazi flag display at Sanders rally

The display of a Nazi flag by a man at a Bernie Sanders campaign rally in Arizona drew condemnation from Jewish American groups amid ongoing worries about Democratic candidates' security at public events.

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A message to all our friends and communities from the European Jewish Congress 

Formally, our communities may have closed their doors and events have been cancelled, but never have these communities been so open. There is an outpouring of warmth and generosity in our communities we can truly be proud of.

EJC expresses outrage at mass display of public antisemitism at Aalst Carnival

EJC expresses outrage at the appalling mass display of open antisemitism during carnival celebrations in the Belgian city of Aalst and stands in solidarity with its affiliate, the Coordinating Committee of Belgian Jewish Organisations (CCOJB).

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.