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31 January - 02 February 2018

EJC in the Media

Jerusalem Post: What is Europe without Jews?

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz recently stated, “Europe without Jews cannot be Europe.” His country currently holds the presidency of the Council of the European Union until the end of this year. Austria is organizing a conference on antisemitism on November 20-21 in Vienna, jointly with the European Jewish Congress.

Monday, November 19, 2018

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News from Communities

Czech Republic

Racist football fans get Jewish history lesson as rival Prague teams clash

Alarm over antisemitic chanting by fans of the Czech Republic’s most famous football club has inspired a groundbreaking exhibition showing the sport’s historical Jewish ties.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

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France

Huge rise in antisemitic attacks in France

Hate crimes against Jewish people or their institutions rose by 69% in the first nine months of this year, according to new government statistics.

Monday, November 12, 2018

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After outcry, Macron says France will not honour Nazi collaborator

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday there would be no official homage to Nazi collaborator Philippe Petain as part of World War I ceremonies this week, a day after sparking outrage by saying his inclusion would be “legitimate.”

Friday, November 9, 2018

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Lithuania

Lithuania defends Nazi collaborator accused of killing Jews

Lithuania’s ‘Centre for the Study of the Genocide and Resistance of the Residents of Lithuania’ defended a deceased collaborator with Nazi Germany who is accused of murdering Jews.

Monday, November 5, 2018

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Poland

Polish leaders march with far-right groups to mark Independence Day

Polish leaders led an Independence Day march that included members of nationalist organisations, the first time Polish state officials have marched with the far-right groups.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

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Ukraine

Ukrainian politician posts picture of Cossack beating Jew

A regional leader of the Svoboda far-right party in Ukraine posted a picture of a Cossack beating a Jew with a bloody flail.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

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United Kingdom

British Jews apply for foreign passports as insurance policy

Thousands of British Jews have applied for foreign passports since 2016, driven mainly by a desire to retain EU citizenship after Brexit but also by fears over rising antisemitism.

Monday, November 19, 2018

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News and Views

Strong condemnations of Hamas from European countries after rocket barrage into Israel

France, Germany, Britain and the Czech Republic all issued strong condemnations of Hamas, while Turkey called for an end to “Israel’s attacks”.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

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Large rise in antisemitic hate crimes in US

Antisemitic hate crimes have increased by 37% over the past year in the United States, according to data released by the FBI this week.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

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