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Jews attacked in 3 incidents in Ontario over Rosh Hashanah

Three incidents described by a Jewish defense agency as antisemitic took place in the Canadian province of Ontario over Rosh Hashanah.

Holocaust survivors share stories of stolen property in new campaign

The World Jewish Restitution Organization (WJRO) is asking participants to post their stories through videos, photos, statements, or drawings, including #MyPropertyStory and tagging @WJRORestitution.

In Erbil, Iraq’s few remaining Jews cling to a fading heritage

400 families of Jewish descent still live in Iraqi Kurdistan, once home to a thriving community; some now practice their faith in secret, while others have converted to Islam.

Iran’s enriched uranium stockpile ‘ten times limit’

The International Atomic Energy Agency said Iran's enriched uranium stockpile had reached 2,105kg.

EU Counter-terrorism Coordinator warns over “new” terrorism rooted in conspiracy theories

The European Union’s Counter-terrorism Coordinator, Gilles de Kerchove, has expressed concern about the potential rise of “new forms of terrorism, rooted in conspiracy theories and technophobia”.

Prominent French figures call on President Macron to declare Hezbollah a terrorist organisation

A group of 27 prominent French figures has called on French President Emmanuel Macron to declare the Iran-backed Hezbollah movement a terrorist organisation and not to block European Union efforts to blacklist the group.

The story of the Jews of Burma

Like Israel, Burma has faced a plethora of challenges in the years since the heady days of independence.

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Five Jews who made a splash in Israel in 5780

The European Jewish Congress is proud and honoured to announce that Dr. Moshe Kantor has been recognised as one of five Jewish leaders who shaped the year 5780 by the Israeli newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth and warmly congratulates him for this outstanding recognition.

Major Jewish organizations launch unified position on tackling antisemitism online

The European Jewish Congress, along with major Jewish organizations working with the EU institutions, has launched a unified position on tackling antisemitism online, in response to the Digital Services Act consultation by the European Commission.

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.