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Antony Blinken takes the helm of American diplomacy

Antony Blinken was sworn in as the new Secretary of State of the United States by Vice-President Kamala Harris, following his confirmation by the Senate. On his first full day in office, the new chief of American diplomacy sent a message to mark the International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Antony Blinken has reiterated the importance of the experience of his late stepfather, Samuel Pisar, a survivor of Auschwitz and other Nazi death camps, on his own view of the world and how the lessons of history should guide decision makers. Blinken has been a longtime supporter of the Aladdin Project and our efforts to build intercultural rapprochement and dialogue based on the lessons of the Holocaust. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2PRBwh1cfg

Facebook will ban Holocaust denial posts under hate speech policy

CNN Business- Facebook is expanding its hate speech policy to include content that "denies or distorts the Holocaust," a major shift for the platform, which has repeatedly come under fire for its inaction on hateful and false information.

More French students are learning the history of the Holocaust, survey shows

AFP-The majority of French young people aged 15-24 have learned the history of the Holocaust at school, according to a poll published on Sunday. But the Union of Jewish Students of France (UEJF) says it regrets that for one in ten students surveyed, these lessons are impossible to teach.

The European Union awards three journalists with the 2020 Samir Kassir prize

Samir Kassir Foundation-Since 2006, the Samir Kassir Prize has rewarded journalists for the quality of their work and their commitment to democracy and human rights. Bakhtiar Amin, member of the board of directors of the Aladdin Project and former Iraqi Minister of Human Rights, was a member of the jury that selected this year's candidates.