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Nations around the world endorse Global Guidelines for Countering Antisemitism

US Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Antisemitism Deborah Lipstadt announced the endorsement of the Global Guidelines for Countering Antisemitism by the United States and 35 other states and international bodies.

Council of the EU adopts new restrictive measures against Iranian entities and individuals

The Council sanctioned entities and individuals involved in the transfer of unmanned aerial vehicles to armed groups undermining peace and security in the Middle East.

Mossad reports that Iran-backed criminal networks are behind attacks on Israeli embassies in Europe

The agency opened up an investigation alongside European counterparts after an explosive device was found inside the grounds of the Israeli Embassy in Stockholm.

Canada sees second shooting at Jewish school in a week

A bullet struck the door of the Belz School at the Young Israel of Montreal synagogue, resulting in no injuries, the Jewish Community Council of Montreal (JCC) said in a statement.

White House presses TikTok, Meta and X to crack down on antisemitic posts

The Biden administration is urging big technology companies to ramp up efforts to curb antisemitic content on their platforms.

Israeli government gave approval to establish an official date to commemorate Jews murdered in antisemitic attacks in the Diaspora

The decision came after Diaspora Affairs and Combating Antisemitism Minister Amichai Chikli established a committee to investigate the possibility of establishing a memorial day.

Israeli Knesset advances bill to commemorate Iraq’s Farhud pogrom

The bill calls for the pogrom to be commemorated in educational institutions across the Jewish state in order to preserve the memory of the events and the victims and pass it on to future generations.

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EJC rejects claims accusing incoming EU Council President António Costa of antisemitism

The EJC and its Portuguese affiliate, the Jewish Community of Lisbon, express their absolute rejection of attempts to impute antisemitic intent to the Costa government's actions in tightening regulations on the granting of Portuguese citizenship to descendants of Sephardic Jews.