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European Commission statement on European Roma Holocaust Memorial Day

Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, Věra Jourová, Vice-President for Values and Transparency, and Helena Dalli, Commissioner for Equality published a statement ahead of the Roma Holocaust Memorial Day, on 2 August.

Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue moves forward with rebuilding plans

The Tree of Life synagogue has hired a consultant to create a plan and one to come up with a fundraising campaign to pay for renovating the site of the October 2018 attack hat left 11 worshippers dead.

NBA’s Charles Barkley Rejects Antisemitism, Demands Black Celebrities Stop the Hate

Commenting with passion on the recent verbal attacks on Jews by black celebrities, basketball celebrity ‘Sir Charles’ says that he can never accept attacks on the Jews.

Five Iran-backed fighters said killed in alleged Israeli strikes on Syria sites

Five Iran-backed fighters were killed in an Israeli missile strike south of the Syrian capital, according to a Britain-based monitoring group.

Argentine MP suggests a “day of remembrance” for victims of the Holocaust

Argentine MP Waldo Wolff, in collaboration with the Simon Wiesenthal Center, drafted a bill that would declare July 15 a "Day of Remembrance Against Impunity for War Criminals, Crimes Against Humanity and Remembrance of their Victims."

Argentine President expresses desire to bring justice to AMIA bombing victims

Argentina’s President Alberto Fernandez has conveyed to Jewish leaders his desire to end the decades-long legal case that followed the attack on the AMIA.

Holocaust survivor reunites with family of U.S. soldier who left her life-changing note

A 90-year-old Holocaust survivor was finally able to thank the family of an American soldier who gave her hope upon being liberated from a Nazi death camp in World War II, 75 years on.

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EJC President calls on the Portuguese Parliament not to harm the Sephardi citizenship law

EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor has written to the President of the Portuguese Parliament calling on him to ensure that a law passed in 2013 which provides Sephardi Jews with the possibility to apply for Portuguese citizenship is not harmed by recent attempts to pass amendments which would damage the applicability, intention and spirit of the original law.

Antisemitic chants at anti-racist march in Paris shows how worthy cause is being hijacked to spread hate

EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor called on anti-racist marchers and organisers to ensure that antisemitism is not being adopted by some within their ranks, after large groups of marchers at a rally in Paris's Place de la République shouted antisemitic slogans like “dirty Jew”.

Kantor Center Antisemitism Worldwide Report 2019 – The Coronavirus Crisis is Reviving ‘Blood Libels’ Against Jews

EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor said that already in the first few months since the global breakout of the coronavirus, there has been a rise in antisemitic manifestations relating to the spread of the disease and the economic recession triggered by the pandemic at the release of the Antisemitism Worldwide Report 2019. The total number of major violent incidents monitored in 2019 was 456, an 18% rise from 2018.