World Jewish Congress welcomes the adoption of IHRA's antisemitism definition by the French National Assembly, yesterday, on December 3rd.
Crif President Francis Kalifat calls on the French Parliament to adopt the resolution to fight antisemitism.
For its tenth edition, Crif national Convention has proposed dozens of conferences and round tables around the theme "A divided France: can we gather against antisemitism?". Among them, a workshop dedicated to the fight against Israel delegitimization and BDS in Europe, a workshop led by the European members of the DigiTell network.
Yesterday, Crif had the opportunity to meet with the representatives of the Jewish Mutual Association of Argentina (AMIA) and to discuss about the situation of the Jewish community in Argentina. Ariel Eichbaum, President of AMIA, and Daniel Pomerantz, executive director of AMIA, came to Paris to present an exhibition at the Argentinian Embassy in memory of the victims of the AMIA terror attack, 25 years ago.
World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder honored Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany Angela Merkel, and former United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, with the 2019 WJC Theodor Herzl Award, which recognizes outstanding individuals who work to promote Herzl’s ideals for a safer, more tolerant world for the Jewish people. Francis Kalifat, President of Crif and Deputy president of World Jewish Congress, was at the award ceremony in honor of Angela Merkel in Munich.
On October 25th, President of Crif Francis Kalifat was present at the tribute ceremony to the victims of the Pittsburgh attack, organized at the US Embassy in Paris, with the help of the Paris office of the American Jewish Committee (AJC).