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31 January - 02 February 2018

EJC in the Media

Algemeiner: Changes Make Polish Holocaust Law ‘Less of a Defeat’

“This is the first step in a process of greater understanding that places the truth, historical understanding and academic inquiry over politics and populism,” said EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor.

Friday, June 29, 2018

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News from Communities

Czech Republic

Czech PM: Country will not relocate embassy to Jerusalem

Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš said this week his country will not break UN and EU policy and relocate their embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.

Monday, April 23, 2018

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France

Sarah Halimi's killer found unfit to stand trial

The suspected murderer of Jewish physician Sarah Halimi was not responsible for his actions, a second psychiatric evaluation has determined.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

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French court jails antisemitic rape robbers

A French court on jailed three young men who carried out a notorious antisemitic rape-robbery in a Paris suburb in 2014.

Monday, July 9, 2018

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Lithuania

Dutch king and Lithuanian president honour Holocaust hero

Lithuania’s president and the King of the Netherlands on Friday unveiled a special light installation dedicated to a Dutch diplomat credited with saving over 2,000 Jews during the Holocaust.

Monday, June 18, 2018

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Poland

Poland honours satirist who said Jews create antisemitism

A Polish satirist who made antisemitic jokes on television and later accused Jews of fomenting hatred against themselves, was awarded his country’s highest distinction for artists.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

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Ukraine

Jews and non-Jews come together in Lviv to promote Holocaust education

A Holocaust education conference in Lviv this month is confronting Ukrainians with their history of violent events against Jews.

Monday, July 9, 2018

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United Kingdom

Veteran UK Labour lawmaker calls Corbyn a ‘racist and antisemite’

Dame Margaret Hodge MP accused Jeremy Corbyn of being a racist and an antisemite after the party adopted new guidelines on antisemitism, which have been criticized as too weak.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

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News and Views

US State Department promotes IHRA working definition of antisemitism

As a member of IHRA, the United States now uses the working definition of antisemitism and has encouraged other governments and international organizations to use it as well.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

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Israel summons EU ambassador for dressing down after criticism of government bill

EU Ambassador to Israel Emanuele Giaufret warned that the Nationality Bill “hurts Israel’s standing” in the international community.

Monday, July 16, 2018

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