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Flag of the People's Republic of China in Tiananmen Square, Beijing. Credit: Philip Jägenstedt/Flickr.

Chinese embassy posts, then deletes, anti-Semitic image on Twitter

The Chinese embassy in Japan recently uploaded, and then deleted, an anti-Semitic image on its official Twitter account. The embassy tweeted on Thursday a cartoon image that showed the United States as the Grim Reaper, dressed in...
Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu with Chinese president Xi Jinping, in Beijing on March 21, 2017. Credit: Haim Zach/GPO

How can the US and Israel better align to meet challenges posed by China?

Greater awareness over the presence of China in worldwide technology and infrastructure spheres competing directly for influence against the United States will require more careful consideration of the type of investments allies such as...
An Iranian judo player at the 2016 Summer Olympics. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

International Federation imposes four-year judo ban on Iran over discrimination

The International Judo Federation suspended Iran on Thursday for attempting to prevent its athletes compete against opponents from Israel, reported The Associated Press. The IJF imposed a four-year ban that prevents Iranian judokas from competing at...
The European Parliament. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

EU Parliament passes resolution censuring UNRWA for teaching hate in schools

The European Union Parliament passed a resolution on Wednesday that targeted the U.N. Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) for teaching “hate speech and violence” in its schools. The resolution demanded that hateful...
A sign at a rally in Paris against the French court ruling in the Sarah Halimi case, April 25, 2021. Source: Facebook.

France’s justice minister aims to change law after court ruling on Halimi murder

France’s Justice Minister Eric Dupond-Moretti plans to introduce a bill to change French law after a court ruled that the 27-year-old man who killed Jewish woman Sarah Halimi in a 2017 anti-Semitic attack would...
Vienna, the capital city of Austria, on Aug. 15, 2019. Photo by Nati Shohat/Flash90.

Vienna communal report: Anti-Semitic incidents in Austria hit record in 2020

The number of anti-Semitic incidents in Austria last year reached the highest level since the Jewish community began its official records 19 years ago, according to a report published on Monday and cited by Reuters. The...
The cover of the latest issue of the French magazine "Le Parisien.”

French magazine devotes cover story to ‘post-COVID’ Israel

Israel’s success in beating back the coronavirus pandemic continues to attract attention in international media outlets, and this weekend, the French magazine Le Parisien devoted a cover story to Israel as an example of life “after”...
National Monument Camp Amersfoort. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Netherlands inaugurates museum on site of former Nazi concentration camp

A museum built on the site of a former Nazi concentration camp in the Netherlands was inaugurated on Monday, also the 76th anniversary of the day the camp was handed over to the Red Cross and...
A poster for an upcoming rally in support of justice for Sarah Halimi, a 65-year-old Jewish woman murdered in France. Credit: Combat Antisemitism Movement.

French Jews plan mass rally in Paris to demand justice for Sarah Halimi

The Jewish community in France is planning a mass rally in Paris on Sunday afternoon to demand justice for Sarah Halimi, a 65-year-old French Jew who was murdered in her home by a Muslim...
European Union flags in front of the European Commission building in Brussels. Photo: Amio Cajander via Wikimedia Commons.

EU to present action plan for combating anti-Semitism

The European Union will release a detailed action plan later this year aimed at combating anti-Semitism, spokesperson Margaritis Schinas announced on Tuesday. The strategy “will provide a comprehensive framework to complement and support member states’...