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‘Bonhomie’ from France: Parliamentary delegation visits Israel, meets top leaders

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Thirty-eight members of the French parliament arrived for a three-day visit to Israel earlier this week on a tour sponsored by the European Leadership Network (ELNET), in cooperation with the Israeli Ministry of Foreign...
The European Parliament. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

EU Parliament passes resolution censuring UNRWA for teaching hate in schools

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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...
French National Assembly Parliament member Yael Braun-Pivet at the Judicial Commission Bench, July 12, 2017. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Hate mail to French Jewish Parliament member: ‘Soon the camps again’

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The Paris prosecutor’s office opened an investigation after a Jewish member of the National Assembly, France’s lower house of parliament, received anti-Semitic hate mail, according to the European Jewish Congress. Parliament member Yael Braun-Pivet published...
British Labour Party and Opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn, May 12, 2017. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Despite reinstatement into party, Corbyn not welcome back as Labour MP

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Despite being reinstated this week by the British Labour Party, former party leader Jeremy Corbyn will not be a Labour member of the British parliament, according to current leader Keir Starmer. Starmer’s decision on Wednesday came one...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu holds a press conference with U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo (left), President of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades (second from left), and former Prime Minister of Greece Alexis Tsipras at the David Citadel Hotel in Jerusalem, on March 20, 2019. Credit: Noam Revkin Fenton/Flash90.

Greek Parliament ratifies defense agreement with Israel

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The Greek Parliament on Tuesday ratified an agreement with Israel for the supply of defense equipment and services between the two countries in a move widely seen as further strengthening ties between the two...
Irish MP Reada Cronin. Credit: Sinn Fein via Flickr.

Newly elected Sinn Féin member apologizes for anti-Israel tweets

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A newly elected member of the Irish Parliament has apologized for past anti-Semitic tweets. “Some old tweets, most from before joining Sinn Féin and entering politics, have come to my attention,” said Sinn Féin MP...
An event at the Ukrainian parliament, referred to locally as “Verkhovna Rada,” marked both International Holocaust Remembrance Day and the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. It concluded with the lighting of candles in memory of those who perished in the Holocaust, as well as by the recitation of the Kaddish prayer, Jan. 16, 2020. Photo by Ian Dobronosov.

Ukrainian parliament marks Holocaust Remembrance Day for first time in history

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For the first time in its history, the Ukrainian parliament, referred to locally as “Verkhovna Rada,” marked both International Holocaust Remembrance Day and the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. The event on Thursday...
The Pentagon. Credit: David B. Gleason/Flickr.

Iranian parliament approves bill labeling US military, Pentagon as terror groups

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The Iranian parliament approved a bill on Tuesday to designate the entire U.S. military and Pentagon as terrorist entities following last week’s U.S. elimination of Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ Quds Force Maj. Gen. Qassem...
The Palais Bourbon, where the French National Assembly meets. Source: Wikimedia Commons.

French Parliament passes resolution that states anti-Zionism is anti-Semitism

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France’s National Assembly in Paris on Tuesday passed a nonbinding resolution that stated that anti-Zionism is anti-Semitism and called on countries to adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s definition of anti-Semitism. The final vote tally in the...
British Houses of Parliament. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Proposed UK Holocaust memorial likely to be rejected following complaints

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A proposed Holocaust memorial next to the United Kingdom Parliament is likely be rejected amid complaints from locals, and conservation and environmental groups. The proposal includes a monument and education center in Victoria Tower Gardens,...