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31 January - 02 February 2018

EJC in the Media

Jerusalem Post: EU presented with action plan to combat antisemitism

EJC has called on EU Member States to adopt in full the IHRA Working Definition on Antisemitism as part of a joint Action Plan to Combat Antisemitism on the continent.

Tuesday, February 19, 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

French Jewish philosopher Alain Finkielkraut target of antisemitic assault in Paris

French Jewish philosopher Alain Finkielkraut was the target of an antisemitic attack by Gilets Jaunes protestors.

Sunday, February 17, 2019

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Fourteen French political parties launch an appeal against antisemitism

Fourteen French parties from across the political spectrum launched an appeal for unity against antisemitism.

Friday, February 15, 2019

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Lithuania

Lithuania rejects request to transfer remains of the Vilna Gaon

Lithuania said it has rejected a request from Israeli PM Binyamin Netanyahu to move the remains of the Vilna Gaon from Vilnius to Israel for reburial.

Monday, February 4, 2019

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Poland

Poland PM cancels Israel trip after Netanyahu comments

Polish PM Mateusz Morawiecki has cancelled a trip to Israel following alleged comments on the Holocaust by Binyamin Netanyahu.

Monday, February 18, 2019

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Ukraine

Ukrainian shopping centre displays swastika on staircase

A shopping centre in Ukraine located on a street named after a Nazi collaborator decorated a staircase with a large swastika.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

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United Kingdom

Former Labour Party vice-chair to quit party over antisemitism

Former Labour party vice-chairman Michael Dugher is intending to leave the party, saying he now regards it as “institutionally antisemitic”.

Monday, February 18, 2019

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News and Views

US Congresswoman under fire for controversial tweets

An antisemitism scandal surrounding U.S. congresswoman Ilhan Omar erupted this week.

Friday, February 15, 2019

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Icelandic pop icon: Jews learned nothing from the Holocaust

Icelandic musician Páll Óskar Hjálmtýsson, who is leading an effort to have Iceland withdraw from the Eurovision Song Contest made some decidedly antisemitic remarks on his country’s national radio.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

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