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World landmarks light up in blue and white in honour of Israel Independence Day

Buildings and landmarks across world lit up in blue and white  in celebration of Israel’s 73rd Independence Day.

1 in 4 American Jews has experienced antisemitism since 2016, ADL finds

An annual survey from the Anti-Defamation League found that a quarter of American Jews have personally experienced antisemitism in the past five years, and that most American Jews have witnessed antisemitic comments targeting others.

The president of the DAIA, umbrella organisation of Jews in Argentina, received death threat

The President of DAIA, the umbrella organisation of the Jews in Argentina, Jorge Knoblovits, received a new death threat. As a consequence, the Ministry of Security extended his physical protection for 24 hours, with intervention of the Antiterrorist Division of the Federal Police.

Jews victims of more hate crimes than any religious group in Canada

An average of six antisemitic incidents occurred every day of 2019.

Argentine aliyah spike amid inflation

Country has one of the world’s largest Jewish populations and classes managed by Israel’s Department of Aliyah Promotion saw a 50 percent increase in popularity in 2020.

On Passover 2021, Iraq’s Jewish community dwindles to fewer than five

The death of Dr. Thafer Eliyahu hit Iraq hard, not only because the doctor treated the neediest for free, but because with his passing, only four Jews now remain in the country.

Antisemitic comments discovered on the Auschwitz Google Maps site

The Google Maps site for Auschwitz is under review after British newspaper The Guardian discovered there were more than 150 antisemitic reviews of the death camps.

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Statements

“The pandemic has created the social conditions where antisemitism thrives,” Moshe Kantor warned at the release of Antisemitism Worldwide report

The significant rise in extremism and the widespread increase in antisemitic conspiracy theories over the last year could have profound effects on Jewish communities in a post-Pandemic world, said EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor at the release of the Annual Report on Antisemitism Worldwide 2020, by the Kantor Center at Tel Aviv University.

EJC President Kantor congratulates Greece on 200 years of independence

EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor congratulated the Hellenic Republic ahead of the 200th anniversary of its independence on March 25th 2021.

EJC welcomes European Anti-Racism Summit

The EJC strongly welcomes the European Commission’s Anti-Racism Action Plan and the holding of the Anti-Racism Summit, a seminal event to enhance anti-racism policies in Europe.