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Israeli instant COVID gargle test set to deploy in European airports

A new made-in-Israel gargle test for coronavirus is being deployed in European airports, after a leading aviation security company threw its weight behind the tech.

Germany to provide additional 75m euros to Holocaust survivors

Germany has agreed to pay another 75 million euros to fund social welfare services for Holocaust survivors.

UN chief urges vigilance against antisemitism and discrimination of all kinds

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres warned that hate is on the rise and that Nazi symbols, mindsets and languages are back.

Britain to lead review of incitement in Palestinian textbooks

The British government and other donors to the Palestinian education system will undertake a review of incitement against Israel and Jews in Palestinian textbooks.

Yad Vashem slams Israeli-Polish statement on Holocaust law

Israel's Holocaust memorial centre has accused the Israeli and Polish leaders of minimising Polish persecution of Jews during the Holocaust.

Chancellor Kurz to Rouhani: ‘Unacceptable’ to question Israel’s right to exist

In a joint press conference with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said he considered it “absolutely unacceptable” to question the right of Israel to exist or call for the Jewish state’s destruction.

Germany reportedly working to promote prisoner exchange deal

Germany is mediating indirect negotiations between Israel and the Hamas terror group regarding a possible prisoner exchange deal that may see the return of IDF soldiers Lt. Hadar Goldin and Staff Sgt. Oron Shaul, who were killed during Operation Protective Edge.

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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.