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Article by IJC Executive Director Arsen Ostrovsky – ’Celebrating Israel’s independence: A story of hope, courage and freedom.’

The Israeli-Jewish Congress (IJC) Executive Director Arsen Ostrovsky has published the following article in Ynetnews on the occasion of 70 Years of Israel's Independence: ’Celebrating Israel’s independence: A story of hope, courage and freedom.’ Today, we are no longer stateless, no longer voiceless and no longer without a national home. Today, the Jewish nation has r ...

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Yom HaShoah – We Remember, We Honor, We Commit to Never Again

This Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, The Israeli Jewish Congress (IJC) remembers and honors the 6 Million Jews murdered by the Nazis and their collaborators for one reason and one reason only - because they were Jews!   Yet 73 years after the end of Europe's darkest chapter, there is today again a resurgent and violent wave of Antisemitism facing Jewish communities ...

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IJC Statement on German bank supporting BDS accounts

The Israeli-Jewish Congress (IJC) Executive Director Arsen Ostrovsky is quoted in this Jerusalem Post article about Germany's 'Bank for Social Economy' maintaining accounting for BDS groups. You can read full article here, with Arsen's quote below: BDS is an insidious, racist, anti-peace movement, designed solely to attack, vilify and delegitimize the Jewish state. It is t ...

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The Israeli-Jewish Congress (IJC) Statement on Gaza Violence

This past weekend, as Jews in Israel began to mark Passover, one of the holiest periods in Judaism, celebrating the exodus from Egypt to freedom in their ancestral homeland, Israel, Hamas decided to launch a violent terror campaign on the Gaza border.   It has been reported that at least 15 Palestinians died in the ensuing violence, however, at least 10 of t ...

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IJC Statement on Horrific Antisemitic Attack & Murder of Mireille Knoll, 85 Year Old Holocaust Survivor in Paris

The Israeli-Jewish Congress (IJC) expresses our most profound shock and sadness at the horrific murder of 85 year old French Holocaust survivor Mireille Knoll, in her home in Paris.   Knoll was stabbed to death a dozen times and her body set on fire in her Paris apartment last Friday night, on Shabbat. One of the perpetrators was a Muslim neighbor, whom she had known over ...

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IJC President Vladimir Sloutsker Interview in the Jewish News UK – ‘Vladimir Sloutsker: The Bridge Builder’

We are delighted to enclose the following in-depth interview by the Jewish News UK with The Israeli-Jewish Congress (IJC) President & Co-Founder, Vladimir Sloutsker. You can read the full article here and below. Jewish News meets Vladimir Sloutsker: The bridge builder Vladimir Sloutsker believes in ‘One Israel for all Jews and all Jews for one Israel’. Justin ...

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Statement by IJC President Vladimir Sloutsker Congratulating Natan Sharansky on Receiving the Israel Prize

"I was delighted to hear that my friend, Natan Sharansky, is to be the recipient of this year’s Israel Prize for his contribution to promoting immigration and working with Diaspora Jewry.   I really could not think of a more worthy recipient of Israel’s most prestigious prize!   In many ways, Natan’s story is also the modern-day story of the Jewish people.   As a ...

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IJC Statement on Jerusalem Terror Attack

This is just heartbreaking 3 days and 3 Jewish souls mercilessly taken from us by Palestinian terrorists. Last night, Adiel Kolman (z'l) was stabbed to death in the Old City, Jerusalem. Adiel was 32 years old. Israeli. A father of four young children. May his memory be blessed and all those who truly seek peace in the Middle East not hesitate or waver to call on the Palestinian ...

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Statement by IJC President Vladimir Sloutsker Regarding Holocaust Remarks Made by Polish Prime Minister

"We condemn in the most vehement terms, the outrageous, abhorrent and morally reprehensible remarks by the Prime Minister of Poland, Mateusz Morawiecki, at the Munich Security Conference on Saturday, asserting that Jews were also ‘perpetrators’ of the Holocaust.   For the Prime Minister of a nation, where 6 million of its citizens were murdered during World War II, includi ...

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IJC Delegation to Auschwitz – Birkenau for the occasion of Int’l Holocaust Memorial Day

This week, on 27th January 2017, The Israeli-Jewish Congress (IJC), together with our partners in TSKZ, the leading Polish Jewish representative organization, were deeply honored to participate in the official International Holocaust Remembrance day commemoration at Auschwitz - Birkenau. The ceremony was held in the presence of the Prime Minister of Poland, Senior Government Of ...

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