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Statement by IJC President Vladimir Sloutsker on Pittsburgh Synagogue shooting

Today, the Jewish people grieve as one.   The horrific events that unfolded today at the ‘Tree of Life’ Synagogue in Pittsburgh, where a shooter murdered 8 innocent people, as they were attending and celebrating Shabbat services, is truly barbaric and evil beyond words.   First and foremost, our thoughts and prayers go out to all the victims families. May they be comf ...

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Statement by IJC President Vladimir Sloutsker on overnight rocket bombardment from Gaza

This weekend, as Israelis were marking the holy Sabbath, thousands of families across southern Israel had to spend the night and this morning in bomb shelters, after Palestinian Islamic Jihad fired a bombardment of rockets (over 30 so far) from Gaza.   The attacks are still ongoing, without any respite for the communities of the south.   A reminder, Islamic Jihad were ...

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IJC Executive Director Arsen Ostrovsky – ‘Advocating for Israel, from Israel: Reflections on ‘aliyah’

I’m a Jew, I’m a Zionist, and after 2,000 years of our people dreaming, fleeing persecution and saying year after year, “Next Year in Jerusalem,” I said, “Enough is enough! I’m coming home! Having been so deeply involved in the Diaspora as a pro-Israel activist, which I continue to do so professionally today, I truly believe in the principle of kol Yisrael arevim zeh l’zeh—that ...

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IJC Statement on Today’s Rocket Attack on Beer’sheva, Israel

Hi, how was your night?   At 04:00am, in Beer'sheva, south of Israel, as most families should have been safe asleep, Palestinian terrorists in Gaza fired a number of rockets at one of Israel's most populous cities.      One of these rockets directly hit and destroyed a home, where a mother and her three young children just narrowly escaped being ki ...

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Statement by IJC President Vladimir Sloutsker on Terror Attack in Barkan

The Israeli-Jewish Congress (IJC) expresses our most profound sadness and shock at the heinous terror attack in the Barkan Industrial Zone in central Israel this week, that claimed the lives of two young Israelis - Kim Levengrad Yehezkal (28) and Ziv Hajbi (35). Yehezkel was a young mother to a baby boy. Hajbi was a father of three. Both worked at in the Barkan Industrial Zone, ...

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IJC President Vladimir Sloutsker: ‘The UN has failed to defend human rights – the world needs a new international body.’

New article by The Israeli-Jewish Congress (IJC) President Vladimir Sloutsker, published in the International Business Times: 'The UN has failed to defend human rights - the world needs a new international body.' You can read full article here and see how the UN Human Rights Council has - regrettably - descended into a theatre of absurd, obsessed with attacking Israel and ...

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Statement by IJC President Vladimir Sloutsker on the death of Kofi Annan, former UN Secretary-General and Nobel Peace Prize Winner

The Israeli-Jewish Congress (IJC) deeply mourns the passing of former UN Secretary-General and Nobel Peace Prize winner Kofi Annan. Mr. Annan was a true global statesman and leader, who devoted his life to fighting for peace, justice and equality amongst all nations and people. As Secretary-General of the United Nations, Mr. Annan was also deeply committed to combating Antisemi ...

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IJC President Vladimir Sloutsker Op-Ed in International Business Times: Is Palestine’s ‘Pay to Slay’ Israelis program being bankrolled by the European Union?

In the wake of the most recent Palestinian terror attack, which murderd an Israeli man and father-of-two, The Israeli-Jewish Congress (IJC) President & Co-Founder Vladimir Sloutsker has written this important Op-Ed in the 'International Business Times', asking: Is Palestinian 'Pay to Slay' Israelis program being bankrolled by the European Union? You can read the full a ...

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VIDEO from IJC visit to south of Israel to see devastation from the Hamas terror fires

Last week, The Israeli-Jewish Congress (IJC) visited the south of Israel ('Tel Gamma Hill'), to see first-hand some of the devastation caused by the Hamas terror fires - over 7,500 acres of precious land destroyed, that will now take at least 50 years to rebuild!   Please watch and share our video so the whole world can see this and expose the true face of Hamas!   [V ...

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IJC participates in solidarity delegation to the south of Israel

The Israeli-Jewish Congress (IJC) was honoured to join a delegation led by Israel's Ministry of Strategic Affairs, headed by Minister Gilad Erdan, on a field visit to the south of Israel, where we witnessed first hand the devastating damage from the Hamas terror fires (which have scorched over 7,500 acres of land), received high-level briefing from the IDF regarding the securit ...

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