Argentina brands Hezbollah a terrorist group

Argentinian authorities ordered the freezing of Hezbollah assets in the country and effectively designated the Lebanese Islamist group, which it blames for two attacks on its soil, a terrorist organisation.

European Commision and FRA publish report on Young Jewish Europeans

The European Commission, together with FRA published a joint report on Young Jewish Europeans, proposed by the European Union of Jewish Students and drawing on the data of the wider FRA second survey on perceptions of antisemitism.

Leader of Sobibor death camp rebellion dies in Israel aged 96

Semyon Rozenfeld, among the leaders of the rebellion at the Sobibor death camp, died in Israel at age 96. Rozenfeld is believed to be the last Israeli survivor of the uprising at the camp.

IAEA confirms breach of Iran’s uranium limit

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has confirmed that Iran has exceeded the limit of the size of its stockpile of enriched uranium.

Adidas social media debacle produces racist and antisemitic tweets

Adidas has come under fire for a social media campaign which inadvertently led to the sportswear giant tweeting out racist, antisemitic and abusive terms to hundreds of thousands of followers.

Spelling of antisemitism

The International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) would like to address the spelling of the term 'antisemitism', often rendered as ‘anti-Semitism’. The unhyphenated spelling is favored by many scholars and institutions in order to dispel the idea that there is an entity ‘Semitism’ which ‘anti-Semitism’ opposes.

Penguin stops printing book by Spanish author following claims of antisemitism

Penguin Random House will print no further copies of Pedro Baños’s 'How They Rule the World' after an external review found the Spanish-language edition contains “echoes of Jewish conspiracy theories”.

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Statements

EJC President Kantor expresses concern about a Jewish future in Europe after release of FRA report on young Jewish Europeans

EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor has expressed great concern over the results of the FRA report “Young Jewish Europeans: perceptions and experiences of antisemitism.”

The study, at the initiative of the European Union of Jewish Students (EUJS), critically records the experience of antisemitism among young European Jews, who are all too often the target of anti-Jewish hate.

EJC sends its deepest condolences to President Reuven Rivlin on the passing of his wife Nechama Rivlin

EJC sends its deepest and most heartfelt condolences to the President of the State of Israel, Reuven Rivlin, on the passing of his beloved wife, Nechama Rivlin.

EJC calls comments by Polish PM on restitution a major distortion of the historic truth

EJC has called comments by Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki saying that to pay restitution to Jews who survived the Holocaust would equate to “Hitler’s victory after his death” a major distortion.