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🛑 BREAKING: Iran fires barrage of rockets at northern Israel from Syria

Overnight, the Iranian Quds Forces in Syria fired approximately 20 rockets at Israel, towards the Golan Heights area, putting 1.5 million Israeli citizens - many of whom had to rush to bomb shelters - in direct line of fire. This was a highly dangerous, hostile act, only further underscoring that Israel cannot accept an Iranian presence on our border with Syria. Thankfully, the ...

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The Israeli-Jewish Congress (IJC) Statement on U.S. decision to withdraw from Iran Deal

The Israeli-Jewish Congress (IJC) fully endorses President Trump’s courageous and principled decision to withdraw the United States from the disastrous Iran Deal, while simultaneously instituting sanctions to the highest possible level.   Let there be no misunderstanding, the Iranian regime today is the world’s leading state sponsor of terror, ...

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IJC Executive Director Arsen Ostrovsky Awarded Prestigious Nefesh B’Nefesh Bonei Zion Prize for ‘Israel Advocacy’

The Israeli-Jewish Congress (IJC) is delighted to announce that our Executive Director, Arsen Ostrovsky, has been awarded the prestigious Nefesh B'Nefesh Bonei Zion Prize for 'Israel Advocacy', in recognition of his 'exemplary dedication and accomplishments, defending and representing the State of Israel in the international arena and embodying the spirit of modern-day Zio ...

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Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu Exposes Iran Lies Over Nuclear Weapons Program

Yesterday, the Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu made an important public statement, exposing the lies of the Iranian regime in their attempts to hide and expand their nuclear weapons program. PM Netanyahu revealed that in a daring operation a few weeks ago, Israeli security services obtained half a tonne of documentation from Iran’s secret nuclear archives, incl ...

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IJC Participates in Historic Delegation to Norway Celebrating 70 Years of Israel’s Independence & Participating in MIFF General Assembly & High-Level Meetings

This weekend (27-29 April) in Oslo, saw a mass show of support for the Jewish state, arranged by the group ‘Med Israel for Fred ‘– MIFF (For Israel With Peace), the leading pro-Israel organization in Norway and Europe, with whom The Israeli-Jewish Congress (IJC), has enjoyed a long-standing relationship and partnership with. Over 150 people attended the MIFF General Assembly in ...

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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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