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31 January - 02 February 2018

EJC in the Media

Evening Standard: Football must be clean from antisemitism and racism

When you hear Ophir Revach explain the technology that can be used to combat antisemitism and racism in football stadia, it sounds like something from a James Bond movie.

Friday, May 17, 2019

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News from Communities

Czech Republic

Czech Parliament adopts IHRA definition of antisemitism

The Czech Parliament’s lower house has adopted a resolution that recognises the IHRA working definition of antisemitism.

Sunday, January 27, 2019

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France

Aide to far-right French politician pictured wearing Orthodox Jewish costume

An assistant of the general-secretary of France’s foremost far-right party was photographed grimacing while dressed as an Orthodox Jew and extending claw-like fingers at the camera.

Monday, May 20, 2019

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Monument to Paris Holocaust victims vandalised

A monument to the child victims from the Vel D’Hiv round-up of 1942 from which Jews were sent to the Nazi death camps was vandalised in Paris.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

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Lithuania

Lithuania bans Holocaust denier David Irving for five years

Lithuanian officials said they have blacklisted British Holocaust denier David Irving to prevent him from entering the Baltic EU state

Thursday, April 25, 2019

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Poland

Polish PM says Holocaust restitution would equate to Hitler’s victory

Poland’s prime minister said the demand for the Polish government to pay restitution to Jews who survived the Holocaust would equate to “Hitler’s victory after his death” and doesn’t comply with the demands of international law.

Monday, May 20, 2019

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Ukraine

Two ancient former synagogues destroyed in Poland and Ukraine

The 16th-century former synagogue of Pidhaitsy, a town in the west of Ukraine, collapsed as a result of heavy rains and neglect that eroded one of its supporting pillars.

Monday, May 13, 2019

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United Kingdom

British minister urges universities to stamp out antisemitism on campus

Universities must do more to stamp out antisemitism on campus following reports of unfair practices that could amount to indirect discrimination, the Britain’s Universities Minister said.

Monday, May 20, 2019

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News and Views

Three arson attacks on US synagogues in Boston in one week

Three arson attacks in one week in suburbs outside of the US city of Boston – each extinguished before producing extensive damage – have put the Jewish community and others in the area on edge.

Monday, May 20, 2019

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Israeli host expecting Eurovision punishment for Iceland’s Palestinian flag display

The Israeli broadcaster of the Eurovision Song Contest said that an unauthorised display of Palestinian flags by Iceland’s band could draw punishment from the event’s organisers.

Monday, May 20, 2019

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