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700% rise in antisemitic incidents in US college campuses since October 7

Some 44 of these incidents were physical attacks – more than the past 10 years combined; and 56% of Jewish students they feel unwelcome on college campuses.

Australia bans Nazi salute and public display of terror group symbols

The law makes it an offense punishable by up to 12 months in prison to publicly perform the Nazi salute or display the Nazi swastika or the double-sig rune associated with the Schutzstaffel (SS) paramilitary group.

NYPD reports 31 antisemitic hate crimes during December 2023

Last December's total is more than double the same month in 2022, when there were 14 anti-Jewish hate crimes. 

Jewish-owned Toronto deli set ablaze in suspected antisemitic arson attack

A Jewish-owned delicatessen in Toronto was set alight in what Canadian police are investigating as a hate crime.

Harvard President Claudine Gay resigns after antisemitism accusations

She faced accusations of being unable to "definitively affirm" that advocating for the genocide of Jews on campus would breach the school’s conduct policy.

EU leaders reiterated their condemnation on antisemitism

In this context, they recalled the European strategy on combating antisemitism and fostering Jewish life, the swift implementation of which is essential for the security of Jewish communities.

Amid rising antisemitism worldwide, European Commission adopts communication against hate

The communication calls to strengthen the PROTECT Programme, that supported projects of the Security and Crisis Center of the European Jewish Congress (SACC by EJC).

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European Jewish Congress appalled by decision of European Court of Human Rights to uphold Belgian Shechita ban

The European Jewish Congress expresses its deep concern for the future of viable Jewish community life in Europe after a top European court upheld a ban on Shechita, the Jewish slaughter of animals for meat, imposed by two Belgian regions.