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US House of Representatives adopts resolution labeling the chant “from the river to the sea, Palestine will be free” as antisemitic

The chamber voted 377-44-1 on the measure, with 43 progressives and Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) opposing the measure.

EJC and leading Jewish organisations call on European Commission to strengthen response to online antisemitism

As the Digital Services Act (DSA) moves into implementation, we urge the European Commission to prioritize combating antisemitism and to ensure platforms meet their due diligence obligations.

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 say they feel unwelcome on college campuses.

Hollywood superstars sign open letter supporting Israel’s participation in Eurovision

Over 400 prominent figures from the entertainment industry including Helen Mirren, Liev Schreiber and Mayim Bialik have signed an open letter in support of Israel’s continued inclusion in the 2024 Eurovision Song Contest.

63% of US Jews feel less safe than they did last year, survey says

The survey found that one-quarter of American Jews said they have been the target of antisemitism in the past year.

Columbia University to be investigated over handling of antisemitism on campus

Columbia University joins the US House Committee on Education and the Workforce's list of universities under investigation for its handling of antisemitism on campus.

Las Vegas adopts IHRA antisemitism definition

The Las Vegas City Council is the 91st U.S. municipal body to adopt the IHRA Working Definition of Antisemitism.

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European Jewish Congress expresses solidarity with Israel and condemns Iranian attack on Jewish State

We urge the European Union and its member states to totally isolate Iran economically and politically from the international family of nations by strongly enforcing and extending sanctions against the Islamic Republic.