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Saudi to develop relations with Israel after peace deal

Saudi foreign minister, Faisal bin Farhan al-Saud has confirmed that his country will develop its relations with Israel, if the latter reaches a peace deal with the Palestinians.

NATO and Israel sign agreement on exchange of classified information

On November 14, NATO and the State of Israel concluded the administrative arrangements for the protection of classified information as part of a security agreement initially signed in 2001.

Israel to celebrate 70 years with re-enactment of Partition Plan vote

The Israeli delegation to the United Nations will hold a historical re-enactment of the November 29 1947, UN vote on the Partition Plan, which led to Israel's Declaration of Independence 70 years ago.

Lebanese actor arrested for “collaborating” with Israel

Prominent Lebanese actor and playwright Ziad Itani has been arrested for allegedly "collaborating with the Israeli enemy" in plots targeting political leaders in the country.

Aboriginal plan to help Kristallnacht Jews finally heard after 79 years

It took almost 79 years and a trip halfway across the globe for the world’s only public protest, from a private organisation, against Nazi Germany’s Kristallnacht pogroms to reach the German government.

European Parliament president says speakers with terrorist links should be banned

Speakers with terrorist backgrounds or links to organisations on the European Union’s list of terrorist groups will not be allowed to speak at the European Parliament, according to its President Antonio Tajani.

Iran’s army chief warns next war will see “eradication” of Israel

Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari, the chief commander of Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), issued new threats against Israel on Thursday, vowing that any future conflict will be the Jewish state's last.

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Dr. Moshe Kantor bestows Golden Vision award on Pope Francis

In a private meeting with Pope Francis in the Vatican, EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor bestowed the 2020 Golden Vision award on Pope Francis as a token of appreciation for his message of brotherhood between Jews and Christians and his unrelenting commitment to younger generations and promoting solutions to the moral and ethical challenges of our time.

Dr. Moshe Kantor addresses 48 world leaders gathered in Jerusalem for Fifth World Holocaust Forum

The President of the World Holocaust Forum Foundation and the European Jewish Congress, Dr. Moshe Kantor addressed 48 world leaders at the Fifth World Holocaust Forum. The historic event, titled “Remembering the Holocaust, Fighting Antisemitism,” was organised by the World Holocaust Forum Foundation in cooperation with Yad Vashem, under the auspices of the President of the State of Israel.

World leaders descend on Israel for World Holocaust Forum

48 world leaders arrived in Israel to attend the Fifth World Holocaust Forum, marking the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp.