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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).

UN recognises Libyan Jews’ right to take part in country’s peace process

The United Nations envoy to Libya Ghassan Salame, recognised the right of Libyan Jews to take part in future meetings about the country's peace process during a meeting with the President of the Union of Jews of Libya Raphael Luzon.

ADL: Coronavirus sparks antisemitic conspiracy theories

The spread of and fear generated by the coronavirus has led extremists to promote conspiracy theories and share their antisemitic views, the Anti-Defamation League said.

Israel reprimands Belgian diplomat over anti-Israel actions

The Israeli foreign ministry summoned the Belgian deputy ambassador for a reprimand over the country’s actions hostile to Israel at the U.N. Security Council.

Amazon stops selling Hitler-defender’s book that says Jews “play exceptionally active role in war”

Amazon has removed two books from sale by an author whose works accuse Jews of having "played an exceptionally active role in promoting and inciting war" and Hitler.

After Netanyahu meeting, Sudan and Israel move closer to normalization

Dramatically improving ties with a former bitter foe, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu met with the transitional leader of Sudan, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, during a whirlwind visit to Uganda.

European Jewish students launch campaign to end cultural genocide of Uyghur Muslims

The European Union of Jewish Students (EUJS) has launched an international campaign to end the cultural genocide of Uyghur Muslims in China.

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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.