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TikTok algorithm promoted antisemitic videos

TikTok has deleted a collection of videos found by the BBC to be using a sickening antisemitic song that gained more than 6.5 million views.

“Yiddish Glory” album breathes new life into lost Soviet WWII songs

A previously unpublished collection of stories, poems and songs by Jewish men, women and children living - and dying - in Nazi-occupied Soviet Union has been brought to life through an international recording project.

Auschwitz trial files designated UNESCO heritage

Documents from the post-war Auschwitz trial have been designated part of the UNESCO “Memory of the World Register,” underlining their significance as “common heritage of humanity".

Guatemala opens embassy in Jerusalem

The ribbon cutting by Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales marked the first nation to join the United States in making the move to Jerusalem and formally recognising the city as Israel’s capital.

Four EU envoys attend celebration marking opening of US embassy in Jerusalem

Breaking with European consensus, the ambassadors of four EU countries attended a reception on Sunday at the Israel’s Foreign Ministry in honour of the official inauguration of the US embassy in Jerusalem this week.

EU and Britain back Israel’s right to defend itself against Iran attacks

The European Union on Thursday backed Israel’s right to defend itself and called on “all regional actors to show restraint” after widespread strikes against Iranian targets in Syria, in response to Iranian rockets fired towards the Golan Heights.

Trump pulls US out of Iran nuclear deal

US President Donald Trump announced on Tuesday the withdrawal of the United States from the Iran nuclear deal, saying he will reinstate economic sanctions on the Islamic Republic.

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Statements

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.

Antisemitic chants at anti-racist march in Paris shows how worthy cause is being hijacked to spread hate

EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor called on anti-racist marchers and organisers to ensure that antisemitism is not being adopted by some within their ranks, after large groups of marchers at a rally in Paris's Place de la République shouted antisemitic slogans like “dirty Jew”.

Kantor Center Antisemitism Worldwide Report 2019 – The Coronavirus Crisis is Reviving ‘Blood Libels’ Against Jews

EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor said that already in the first few months since the global breakout of the coronavirus, there has been a rise in antisemitic manifestations relating to the spread of the disease and the economic recession triggered by the pandemic at the release of the Antisemitism Worldwide Report 2019. The total number of major violent incidents monitored in 2019 was 456, an 18% rise from 2018.