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Berlin Mayor Equates BDS With Nazis; Promises to Take Action Against BDS

Berlin Mayor, equating BDS (Boycott, Divestment & Sanctions) Campaign with Nazis, says he 'will personally stop all city support and space for groups that advocate the BDS campaign targeting the Jewish state.' Importantly, Mayor Müller added he would also take possible legal action against the “hate-driven al-Quds day march”, saying what would “be best is a ban” of the annu ...

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On 45th Anniversary, IJC Honors Israeli Victims of Munich Olympics Massacre

The Israeli-Jewish Congress (IJC) remembers, mourns and honours the 11 Israeli athletes murdered on this day 45 years ago, in the 1972 Munich Olympic Games Massacre. During the Olympics, the first on German soil since the 1936 Berlin games under Adolf Hitler, Palestinian terrorists, part of the ‘Black September’ terror group, infiltrated the Olympic Village, where they tortured ...

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UN chief: Calls for Israel’s destruction are ‘modern anti-Semitism’

Antonio Guterres, on his first official visit to Israel as United Nations Secretary General, reaffirmed that calls for Israel’s destruction are a “form of modern anti-Semitism” and has vowed to treat Israel with “impartiality” against UN's ongoing singling out and discrimination against the Jewish state. During a press conference with President Rivlin, UN Secretary General said ...

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Frankfurt becomes first German city to ban BDS Movement, calling it Antisemitic and comparing it to Nazism

Important development, with Frankfurt becoming the first German city to ban the BDS Movement. Comparing BDS Movement to Nazism, the Deputy Mayor of Frankfurt said: BDS strongly attacks the fundamental basis of the legitimation of the Jewish State and takes the detour via antizionism to spread antisemitism." The Deputy Mayor added: The major aim of the BDS movement is the delegi ...

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After Barcelona: What Europe can learn from Israel in its war against vehicle attacks and lone wolf terror

In the wake of the horrific Barcelona terror attack last week, IJC’s Executive Director Arsen Ostrovsky, who is also an international human rights lawyer, co-authored with Col. Richard Kemp (one of the most respected British military officials and supporters of Israel), this important article, published in International Business Times UK: 'What Europe can learn from I ...

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The Israeli Jewish Congress (IJC) Statement on Barcelona Terror Attack

The Israeli-Jewish Congress is deeply saddened at the horrific terror attack in Barcelona this evening, in which terrorists drove a vehicle into a crowd of pedestrians in the iconic Las Ramblas boulevard. As of present, at least 13 people have been confirmed killed, with scores more injured, many in critical condition. First and foremost, our thoughts, heart and prayers go out ...

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IJC Statement on decision of Australian court to deny construction of Synagogue

The Israeli-Jewish Congress (IJC) is outraged at the disgraceful decision of a local court in Australia to reject the construction of a new Synagogue in Sydney on the basis that it may become the target of a terror attack.   The proposed Synagogue was to be constructed by a local Chabad congregation known as Friends of Refugees of Eastern Europe (‘FREE') in the Sydney subu ...

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The Israeli-Jewish Congress statement on decision of U.S. clothing company to use Nazi swastika to sell t-shirts

The Israeli-Jewish Congress (IJC) Statement on decision of American clothing company 'Teespring' to use Nazi swastika to sell t-shirts: It is obscene and disgusting that Teespring would seek to profit of this in the name of art, trying to turn this irredeemable Nazi symbol of hate and murder, into a symbol of ‘love and peace’. They are not unique in this however, with a disturb ...

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Article by IJC Executive Director Arsen Ostrovsky: ‘Getting Away With Murder: Palestinian Terrorism and the Culpability of the Int’l Community’

With developments unfolding rapidly in Israel, especially surrounding the situation on the Temple Mount, The Israeli-Jewish Congress (IJC) Executive Director Arsen Ostrovsky has written this important Op-Ed in The Tower Magazine, together with Aviva Klompas, the Associate Vice President of Strategic Israel Engagement at Combined Jewish Philanthropies. The main point of the ...

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IJC Statement on Massacre in Halamish, Where 3 Members of an Israeli Family Were Murdered by a Palestinian Terrorist

The Israeli-Jewish Congress (IJC) deplores beyond words the utterly sickening, barbaric massacre of three members of an Israeli family in Halamish, who were butchered to death in their home by a Palestinian terrorist overnight, as they gathered to celebrate the Shabbat. A fourth member of the family remains in critical condition. First and foremost, our deepest thoughts and pra ...

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