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Thousands of people, including hundreds of mayors, escorted Holocaust survivor Liliana Segre, 89, through the center of Milan on Dec. 11, 2019, after she had received hundreds of anti-Semitic threats. Source: Screenshot.
Thousands of people, including hundreds of mayors, escorted Holocaust survivor Liliana Segre through Milan on Tuesday evening after she had received hundreds of anti-Semitic threats, singing anti-fascist anthem “Bella Ciao” as they marched to City Hall. “I have known hatred. I have known what it means to be a reject of the society to which I believed I belonged,” the 89-year-old...
The interior of the Kazerne Dossin Memorial in Mechelen, Belgium, on July 14, 2016. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.
Belgian Catholic NGO Pax Christi Vlaanderen (Flanders) will award its “ambassador for peace” prize to Brigitte Herremans, a leading anti-Israel activist and former employee of the BDS-supporting organization Broederlijk Delen, on Dec. 12. The event is scheduled to be held at Kazerne Dossin, a former transit camp in Mechelen from which Belgian Jews and Romani were sent to concentration camps during Holocaust. The...
U.K. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. Credit: Gary Knight/Flickr.
The Simon Wiesenthal Center released its annual list of the top 10 global anti-Semitic incidents, along with anti-Semitic people, and the No. 1 spot was given to the Jeremy Corbyn-led British Labour Party. “No one has done more to mainstream anti-Semitism into the political and social life of a democracy than the Jeremy Corbyn-led Labour Party,” said the Simon Wiesenthal...
German Chancellor Angela Merkel at Auschwitz-Birkenau on Dec. 6, 2019. Source: Auschwitz Memorial via Twitter.
Germany will donate $66 million to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation, German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced on Friday during her first-ever visit to the former Nazi concentration camp. The funds, half to come from Germany’s federal government and half from regional governments, will help the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation reach its goal of raising $133 million. Merkel’s visit to Auschwitz included a stop at the museum’s conservation...
Blue and White Party No. 2 speaks at the Israel Allies Foundation’s annual Chairman’s Conference., Dec. 9, 2019. Photo by Avi Hayun.
“Usually, you’re not supposed to interfere with the election in other countries, but in this case I’m going to make an exception. Jeremy Corbyn is an anti-Semite.” So said Blue and White No. 2 Yair Lapid in Jerusalem on Monday in front of 25 pro-Israel parliamentarians from around the world during a question-and-answer session at the Israel Allies Foundation’s annual...
A total of 70 current and former British Labour Party officials condemned anti-Semitism in the party in sworn statements submitted to the Equality and Human Rights Commission, Daily Mail reported on Thursday. The sworn testimonies form part of the Jewish Labour Movement’s 53-page submission to the EHRC, which is currently investigating the Labour Party over allegations of anti-Semitism. Witness statements reveal that Jewish party...
CCTV images of the suspects behind an anti-Semitic attack in north London on Nov. 29, 2019. Source: London Metropolitan Police.
Authorities on Wednesday released CCTV images of two suspects who allegedly shouted “kill the Jews” before punching a rabbi last week in an anti-Semitic attack in north London. The attackers also yelled “f–k Jew, dirty Jew” before assaulting the victim on Nov. 29 in the predominantly Jewish area of Stamford Hill, according to the neighborhood watch group Shomrim. The suspects were described as...
A memorial stone at the site of an old Jewish synagogue in the French city of Strasbourg was vandalized, following the Feb. 19, 2019 discovery of swastikas on 80 gravestones in a Jewish cemetery in the village of Quatzenheim, also near the border with Germany, March 2019. Credit: EJP.
French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner announced on Wednesday that following the mass desecration of graves at a Jewish cemetery in Strasbourg, the country has decided to open a national bureau to counter hate crimes. A total of 107 graves in the cemetery were marking with swastikas and other anti-Semitic graffiti. The vandalism took place just hours after a similar one in the nearby...
The Alfama quarter of Lisbon, Portugal, on April 24, 2011. Photo: Aubry Françon via Wikimedia Commons.
Portugal became the 34th full member of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) on Wednesday. The IHRA posted the announcement on Twitter: “Congratulations to Portugal, which has now become a full member of the IHRA! #IHRAinLuxembourg.” The IHRA was formed in 1998 to promote awareness of and education about the Holocaust. The IHRA definition of anti-Semitism, which is the definition the U.S....
U.S. President Donald Trump gives his first speech before the United Nations General Assembly's 72nd session in New York, Sept. 19. Credit: U.N. Photo/Kim Haughton.
Thirteen countries changed their voting pattern at the United Nations on Tuesday, voting against an annual resolution that supports a pro-Palestinian U.N. agency. Germany, the Czech Republic, Austria, Bulgaria, Denmark, Estonia, Greece, Lithuania, Netherlands, Romania, Slovakia, Brazil and Colombia, which usually abstain, voted against the resolution regarding the Division of Palestinian Rights at the UN Secretariat, The Times of Israel reported. The...

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