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IJC Participates at Special Knesset Session Celebrating 120 Year Anniversary of First Zionist Congress

On 18th July, 2017, The Israeli-Jewish Congress (IJC) was honored to participate at a special Knesset session in celebration of the 120th Anniversary of the First Zionist Congress, the historic event held in Basel, where Theodor Herzl, the father of modern Zionism, first gave vision to the Jewish state. The special event was held by the Knesset's Diaspora Affairs, Immigration a ...

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Commemorating the 75th anniversary of the deportation of French Jews

On this day, 75 years ago (1942), began the Vél d'Hiv roundup of Jews in Vichy France during the Holocaust. Today, we remember, honor and pay our respects to the 13,000 Jews who were round up in the space of one week, including 4,000 children, most of whom were sent to their death in camps scattered throughout Europe. Only 800 would survive. It is imperative to remember this wa ...

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IJC Statement on Today’s Terror Attack on Temple Mount

The Israeli-Jewish Congress (IJC) is deeply saddened by today's terror attack in Jerusalem, in which two Israeli police officers were murdered on the Temple Mount. The slain officers have been named as Haiel Sitawe (30) & Kamil Shnaan (22). Both were Druze from northern Israel. Sitawe leaves behind a wife and 3-week-old son. This is just heartbreaking beyond words and ...

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IJC’s Arsen Ostrovsky address Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs on: ‘Digital Diplomacy in Europe’

The Israeli Jewish Congress (IJC) Executive Director Arsen Ostrovsky was honored last week to address the leadership of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (JCPA) on the topic of 'Digital Diplomacy in Europe.' JCPA is a leading Jerusalem-based independent research institute specializing in public diplomacy and foreign policy, focusing on Israel and the Middle East. It is he ...

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IJC Statement on Deplorable UNESCO Decision on Denying Jewish Connection to Hebron

PUBLIC STATEMENT   7 July, 2017   The Israeli-Jewish Congress (IJC) Statement on UNESCO Decision on Hebron   The Israeli-Jewish Congress (IJC) deplores UNESCO’s decision today to declare the holy Old City of Hebron and the Cave of Patriarchs as Palestinian sites.   This disgraceful decision, in which UNECO has totally acquiesced to the Palestinian campaign o ...

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IJC Hosts Norwegian Delegation at Knesset

The Israeli-Jewish Congress (IJC) was delighted to host in the Knesset this week a delegation of youth leaders from the Norwegian group 'Med Israel for fred' ('MIFF'), headed by MIFF's new Chairman of the Board, Mr. Bengt-Ove Nordgard. MIFF is the leading pro-Israel group in Norway, with over 11,000 members, who do truly fantastic work supporting Israel, fighting Anti ...

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IJC’s Arsen Ostrovsky Speaks At Ammunition Hill Ceremony Honoring Captured Israeli Soldier Hadar Goldin

IJC Executive Director Arsen Ostrovsky was honored to speak this week at a special commemoration & unveiling of a plaque in honor of IDF Soldier Lt. Hadar Goldin (z'l) at the 'Wall of Honor' at Ammunition Hill in Jerusalem. Hadar was killed by Hamas terrorists during a humanitarian ceasefire in Op. Protective Edge in 2014. Hamas then captured his body, taking him ...

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The Israeli-Jewish Congress (IJC) Hosts Leading Members of the Belgium Jewish Community for High-Level Meetings at the Knesset

The Israeli-Jewish Congress (IJC) was honored to host in Israel this week representatives of the Belgian Jewish community, for high-level meetings at the Knesset in Jerusalem. The delegation, which included the heads of the Forum of Jewish Organizations and the Association of Belgian Immigrants to Israel, met with Member of Knesset Avraham Neguise, who is the Chairman of t ...

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IJC Statement on European Parliament’s Adoption of Resolution on Combating Antisemitism

  IJC Statement on European Parliament's Adoption of Resolution on Combating Antisemitism The Israeli-Jewish Congress (IJC) strongly applauds the European Parliament's decision today to adopt a wide-ranging resolution on combating Antisemitism, and in particular, its adoption of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance's (IHRA) definition of Antisemitism. ...

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IJC Applauds Czech Parliament on Historic Decision to Recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital

PRESS STATEMENT The Israeli-Jewish Congress (IJC) strongly applauds the Czech Parliament on passing a resolution recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel.   That this decision was taken on Yom Yerushalayim, celebrating 50 years of Jerusalem’s liberation and reunification, makes this move all the more meaningful.   When other nations refuse and equiv ...

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