European Jewish Congress Newsletter 24-27 June 2018

  • NEWS FROM COMMUNITIES

    ROMANIA
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    NEW ROMANIAN LAW ON ANTISEMITISM ADOPTED UNANIMOUSLY

    The Romanian Chamber of Deputies adopted unanimously a bill introducing criminal sanctions for antisemitic acts.

    Monday, June 25, 2018

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    GERMANY
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    GERMAN COURT CONVICTS MAN WHO ATTACKED ISRAELI WEARING KIPPAH

    A Berlin court convicted a 19-year-old Syrian of serious bodily harm and slander for attacking an Israeli man wearing a kippah.

    Tuesday, June 26, 2018

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    JEWS AND MUSLIMS IN BERLIN TEAM UP ON BIKE RIDES AGAINST HATRED

    Some 25 Jews and Muslims have teamed up on tandem bicycle rides through Berlin in a protest against growing antisemitism and attacks on Muslims in the country.

    Monday, June 25, 2018

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    THE NETHERLANDS
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    DUTCH STATE TV CHANNEL APOLOGIES FOR ANTI-ISRAEL BIAS

    The Netherlands’ main public broadcaster retracted claims it published that Israel threatens Iran with destruction and that land gained by the Jewish state in 1948 is “occupied.”

    Monday, June 25, 2018

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    POLAND
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    POLISH EXHIBITION RUN BY CONTROVERSIAL PRIEST TO SHOWCASE RIGHTEOUS OF THE NATIONS

    A new museum associated with the controversial Catholic priest Tadeusz Rydzyk, who has often espoused antisemitic views, will exhibit accounts of Poles who saved Jews during the Holocaust.

    Tuesday, June 26, 2018

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    SPAIN
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    MOROCCAN MIGRANT ARRESTED IN SPAIN OVER ALLEGED INCITEMENT AGAINST JEWS

    Authorities in the Canary Islands in Spain arrested an illegal immigrant from Morocco for allegedly inciting on social media hatred against Jews.

    Tuesday, June 26, 2018

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    SWEDEN
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    THREE MEN CONVICTED OF FIREBOMB ATTACK ON SWEDISH SYNAGOGUE

    Three men — two Palestinians and a Syrian — were convicted of the attempted arson of a synagogue in Gothenburg. Two were sentenced to two years in prison and the third to 15 months.

    Tuesday, June 26, 2018

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    NEWS & VIEWS

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    ISAAC HERZOG UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED AS NEW JEWISH AGENCY HEAD

    The appointment of Israeli opposition leader Isaac Herzog to chairman of the Jewish Agency has been unanimously approved by the agency’s board of governors.

    Monday, June 25, 2018

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    SOUTH AFRICAN JEWS CONDEMN ALARMING RECENT ANTISEMITIC ATTACKS

    South African Jewish leaders condemned the “alarming” amount of antisemitic attacks last week.

    Monday, June 25, 2018

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