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Rabbi Shlomó Köves, chairman of Europe’s Action and Protection League and leader of the Chabad-Lubavitch Association of Hungarian Jewish Communities, presents findings of a European anti-Semitism study at the European Jewish Association Conference of Jewish Leaders in Brussels, held from Oct. 12-13, 2021. Photo by Eli Mandelbaum.

New European-wide survey reveals disturbing findings of anti-Semitism, anti-Israel bias

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Europe’s Action and Protection League (APL), in partnership with the European Jewish Association (EJA), released a European-wide survey offering a complex and detailed account of the prevalence of anti-Semitic perceptions, including widespread views in some countries...
Exterior of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France on 20 March 2013. Credit: Botond Horvath/Shutterstock.

In the face of European hypocrisy, time for Israel’s supporters to remake the cultural...

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The European Commission released on Tuesday its first official strategy on fighting anti-Semitism and promoting Jewish life. The program is intended to prevent anti-Semitism in all its forms, promote Holocaust research, education and remembrance, and initiate programs...
Hezbollah flags flying over southern Lebanon. Credit: John Grummitt/Shutterstock.

Bipartisan bill urges EU to fully designate Hezbollah as terrorist organization

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A bipartisan group of senators introduced a bill on Thursday that calls on the European Union to fully designate Hezbollah as a terrorist organization. The legislation, introduced by Sens. Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) and Marsha Blackburn...
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EU removes Israel, US from COVID-19 safe-travel list

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The European Union on Monday removed Israel, the United States and four other countries from its COVID-19 safe-travel list, meaning that travelers from those countries could now face increased restrictions. Removal from the list is...
Hamas members attend a rally in Beit Lahiya in the Gaza Strip on May 30, 2021. Photo by Atia Mohammed/Flash90.

Campaign Against Antisemitism calls on UK to blacklist entire Hamas terrorist group

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The Campaign Against Antisemitism (CAA) recently wrote to all members of the British Parliament, urging them to ask Home Secretary Priti Patel to ban the terrorist group Hamas in its entirety from the United...
Ebrahim Raisi. Credit: Mohammad Hossein Taaghi via Wikimedia Commons.

Israeli Foreign Ministry: EU sending representative to Raisi’s swearing-in ‘puzzling’

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Israel is less than enthusiastic about the European Union’s decision to send a high-level representative to attend the swearing-in of Iranian President-elect Ebrahim Raisi on Thursday On Monday, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lior Hayat tweeted: “The...
Close-up of three kosher steaks. Credit: BublikHaus/Shutterstock.

Will the war on kashrut merge with the war on meat?

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Many Americans spent their Fourth of July holiday at barbecues with family and friends. For observant Jews, that meant that plenty of kosher hot dogs and hamburgers were grilled and consumed as the country’s...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, U.S. President Donald Trump, UAE Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Bahraini Foreign Minister Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani hold up the Abraham Accords, during the signing ceremony at the White House, Sept. 15, 2020. Photo by Avi Ohayon/GPO.

The EU should stop proposing peace summits and promote the Abraham Accords

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It’s been 30 years since the Madrid Conference, the aim of which was to revive the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. Yet, after three decades, Europe still hasn’t grasped what a failure it and all other...
European Union flags in front of the European Commission in Brussels. Credit: Symbiot/Shutterstock.

EU commissioner calls for review of aid to Palestinians due to incendiary textbooks

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Oliver Varhelyi, the European commissioner for neighborhood and enlargement at the European Union, demanded on Monday that the E.U. review the conditions by which it funds education in the Palestinian Authority after a recent report exposed...
European Union flags in front of the European Commission building in Brussels. Photo: Amio Cajander via Wikimedia Commons.

EU releases delayed report confirming incitement, anti-Semitism in Palestinian textbooks

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The European Union released its delayed report on Palestinian textbooks on Thursday, confirming that Palestinian Authority textbooks contain anti-Semitism and incitement to violence. “The report has been released after three declarations of the European parliament condemning anti-Semitism...