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31 January - 02 February 2018

EJC in the Media

JNS: UK Labour Party accepts full definition of antisemitism

“Now that the Labour Party has adopted the IHRA definition in full, it must be used to root out antisemitism because its adoption is only a first relatively small step and not an end in itself,” said EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

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News from Communities

Czech Republic

Czech leaders endorse Israeli embassy move to Jerusalem

In a joint statement, the Czech president, prime minister, parliament speaker and the foreign and defence ministers said the opening of a “Czech House” there in November would be “the first step in the plan to move the Czech embassy to Jerusalem.”

Thursday, September 13, 2018

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France

Exhibition photos of Simone Veil vandalised in Paris

An exhibition celebrating the life of Simone Veil at the Panthéon in Paris was vandalised last week.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

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French President Macron visits central Paris synagogue ahead of Rosh Hashanah

French President Emmanuel Macron attended a ceremony at Synagogue de la Victoire in Paris marking the beginning of festivities for Rosh Hashana.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

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Lithuania

Japanese diplomat’s son finds forged “visas for life” in Lithuanian archives

The youngest son of Chiune Sugihara, a Japanese diplomat who saved thousands of Jews from the Holocaust, has discovered in the Lithuanian Central State Archives that some of the “visas for life” issued by his father were forgeries.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

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Poland

Warsaw prosecutors office refuses to investigate antisemitic letter

The Warsaw prosecutor’s office has decided not to investigate an antisemitic letter directed at staff members of the Centre for Holocaust Research.

Monday, September 17, 2018

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Ukraine

Ukrainian city honours Jews on Holocaust anniversary

The Ukrainian city of Lviv is commemorating the 75th anniversary of the annihilation of the city’s Jewish population by Nazi Germany.

Monday, September 3, 2018

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United Kingdom

Theresa May tells British Jews: I do not underestimate antisemitism threat

British PM Theresa May has said she does not “underestimate the threat of antisemitism”, as she addressed a dinner hosted by the United Jewish Israel Appeal (UJIA).

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

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News and Views

PA to make monthly payments to family of terrorist murderer for three years

The family of Khalil Yusef Ali Jabarin, the terrorist who murdered 45-year-old father of four Ari Fuld, will receive NIS 1,400 a month for the next three years from the Palestinian Authority, as part of its policy of funding what they call “martyrs” for the Palestinian cause.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

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South African president notes Jewish contribution to anti-apartheid in synagogue address

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa asked the Jewish community to join hands with the government in taking the country forward, assuring those who owned land that a solution addressing land reform would be found.

Friday, September 14, 2018

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