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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.

Iran’s top leader seeks to clarify position on Israel after threatening its destruction

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei was quoted by the official IRNA news agency on Sunday as saying the Mideast conflict should be resolved through a popular referendum among "all real Palestinians, including Muslims, Jews and Christians" who trace their roots back to before the creation of Israel.

Argentina cancels Israel World Cup friendly

Argentina has cancelled a World Cup warm-up match with Israel under political pressure by the Palestinian FA.

Court confirms Argentinian prosecutor was murdered

Argentinian prosecutor Alberto Nisman was murdered and did not commit suicide, the Federal Court of Buenos Aires ruled on Friday on an appeal against a lower court ruling.

NATO chief says alliance won’t aid Israel if Iran attacks

NATO’s secretary-general says the alliance wouldn’t come to Israel’s defence in case of attack by Iran.

Arab states still spreading antisemitism

Antisemitism remains a problem embedded in Arab media, curricula and culture, despite efforts by regional governments to align themselves with Israel and against Iran.

Swiss foreign minister questions UNRWA’s role

Switzerland’s new foreign minister says the international community should decide whether the UN refugee agency for Palestinians has become a “state within a state.”

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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.