European Jewish Congress -Newsletter 27-29 May 2018

NEWS FROM COMMUNITIES

FRANCE
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FRENCH JEWISH HISTORIAN WINS HATE SPEECH APPEAL

The historian Georges Bensoussan won his case in the Paris appeal court on Thursday and was acquitted of all charges of racism and incitement to hatred.

Monday, May 28, 2018

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FRENCH PRESIDENT RECOGNISES ANTISEMITIC NATURE OF JEWISH DJ’S MURDER IN 2003

French President Emmanuel Macron has formally accepted that the murder of Jewish DJ Sebastien Sellam in 2003 was an antisemitic act.

Monday, May 28, 2018

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FRENCH POLL: MAJORITY SAY ZIONISM IS A “JEWISH CONSPIRACY”

According to 53 percent of people in France who responded to a poll, Zionism is “a Jewish conspiracy meant to manipulate Western societies to benefit Jews”.

Monday, May 28, 2018

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BULGARIA
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BULGARIAN AND UKRAINIAN PRIME MINISTERS UNVEIL MEMORIAL TO DIMITAR PESHEV

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boiko Borissov and his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Groysman opened a square and unveiled a memorial in honour of Righteous Among the Nations Dimitar Peshev.

Monday, May 28, 2018

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UNITED KINGDOM
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ATTACK ON JEWISH STUDENT CENTRE IN OXFORD

City leaders have rallied in support of an Oxford Jewish centre after it suffered a blatant antisemitic attack.

Monday, May 28, 2018

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UKRAINE
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UKRAINIAN JEWISH GROUPS OUTRAGED OVER PLANS TO COMMEMORATE MASSACRE

Ukrainian Jewish organisations have protested a decision to commemorate the Koliyivshchyna rebellion, which resulted in the 1768 Uman massacre.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

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NEWS & VIEWS

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SURGE IN ANTISEMITIC CARTOONS IN ARAB MEDIA AFTER US EMBASSY MOVE

There has been a sharp rise in antisemitic and anti-Israel political cartoons in Arabic newspapers following the transfer of the US embassy to Jerusalem, according to the ADL.

Monday, May 28, 2018

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