LAUNCH OF CONGRESSIONAL BLACK-JEWISH CAUCUS
Three members of Congress, addressing the American Jewish Committee (“AJC”) Global Forum recently announced the launch of the bipartisan Black-Jewish congressional caucus. The caucus’s creation follows on a January meeting with AJC’s National Leadership Council, where Rep. Brenda Lawrence (D-MI) spoke about the urgent need to bring together African-Americans and Jews.
GERMAN JEWS WARNED NOT TO WEAR KIPPAS AFTER RISE IN ANTI-SEMITISM
The German government's anti-Semitism commissioner has urged Jews to avoid wearing skullcaps in public. Felix Klein warned Jews against donning the kippa in parts of the country following a rise in anti-Semitism. He said his opinion on the matter had "changed compared with what it used to be".
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By RABBI DR. RAYMOND APPLE
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EU AFFIRMS COMMITMENT TO FIGHTING ANTI-SEMITISM
BUCHAREST, Romania – The Romanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union issued an official declaration on Tuesday affirming its commitment to contributing and supporting international initiatives directed at tackling the challenges facing Jewish communities, concluding the first International Meeting of Special Envoys and Coordinators on Combating Antisemitism, organized as a cooperative effort of the World Jewish Congress, Romanian Prime Minister and EU Council President Viorica Dăncilă, and the Federation of Jewish Communities of Romania.
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