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Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s Address to the UN General Assembly

Full text and video of remarks by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu During the General Debate of the 68th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (October 1, 2013)     PRIME MINISTER BENJAMIN NETANYAHU: Thank you, Mr. President.     I feel deeply honored and privileged to stand here before you today representing the citizens of the state of Is ...

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IJC applauds decision by Greek authorities to arrest the leader and senior lawmakers from ‘Golden Dawn’

CEO of The Israeli-Jewish Congress, Michel Gourary, is quoted in the Jerusalem Post about the recent arrest of the leader and senior lawmakers from the far-right neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party in Greece: The Israeli Jewish Congress also expressed approval of arrests, with IJC CEO Michel Gourary calling Golden Dawn “a party motivated by pure hatred and racism, and in particular, ant ...

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Former prominent European leaders call on EU to reconsider settlement guidelines against Israel

A group of prominent former European political, military and intellectual leaders have called on the EU’s foreign ministers, who are meeting this week, to reconsider applying the settlement guidelines against Israel, which they say undermine the peace process. The leaders include former Spanish prime minister José María Aznar and David Trimble, a former first minister of Northe ...

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Merkel: Israel part of Germany’s security; rejects anti-Zionism

A week ahead of the Federal elections, German Chancellor Angela Merkel reiterates "Germany’s support for Israel’s security is part of our national ethos, our raison d’etre”, while also strongly rejecting anti-Zionism, adding: "For those who share my view that the Jews as a people have a right to self-determination, Zionism as a national movement of the Jewish people is the embo ...

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President of Greek Jewish Community speaks about the rise of the Golden Dawn party and anti-Semitism in Greece

President of the Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece, Benjamin Albalas, interviewed on the concerns of Greek Jews about the rise of popularity of the Golden Dawn party. Mr. Albalas said: “It is the first time since the Holocaust that the Greek Jewry feels the threat of such a party which also has parliamentary representation. For those of us who lost grandfathers and ...

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IJC Young Ambassadors delegation participates in Israeli Shuk event in Budpaest, Hungary

An op-ed in Times of Israel by IJC's Director of Research, Arsen Ostrovsky, about our Young Ambassadors delegation's participation in the 'Israeli Shuk' event in Budapest, hosted by Israel's Embassy to Hungary. The 'Shuk' (or 'Market' in English) was designed to give the Hungarian people a “small taste of Israeli culture,” with various Israeli exhibitions on display, highlighti ...

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100,000 Expected at Hungary Jewish Festival, supported by The Israeli-Jewish Congress

Article in the JTA / The Forward on The Israeli-Jewish Congress led delegation to the Hungarian Summer Jewish Festival, with IJC Director of Research, Arsen Ostrovsky, quoted: “Part of the reason for record-breaking attendance at this year’s Summer Jewish Festival is a large Israeli contingent which includes politicians; performers and highschool pupils, who came to strengthen ...

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PRESS RELEASE: Israeli-Jewish Congress delegation going to Budapest to participate in Hungarian Jewish Summer Festival (25 Aug – 1 Sep)

PRESS RELEASE Largest ever Hungarian Jewish Summer Festival to be held in Budapest, with over 100,000 participants expected from across Europe Israeli-Jewish Congress to lead strong Israeli delegation, including Dep. Knesset Speaker Meir Sheetrit and Chair of Knesset Diaspora Affairs Comm. Yoel Razbozov and group of Israeli High School Young Ambassadors [Tel Aviv, Israel]: On 2 ...

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Merkel: Anti-Semitism a threat to democracy in Europe

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said anti-Semitism and racism remain a threat to democracy in Europe almost 70 years after the end of World War II. She made the comments in an address ahead of her visit to Dachau Concentration camp on Tuesday, the first ever visit by a German leader. You can read the full article here in The Times of Israel. ...

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According to a new report, as published in The Times of Israel, anti-Semitism levels in Belgium have reached the highest levels since 2009, with a 23% increase over 2011. You can read the full article here. The Times of Israel Anti-Semitism levels in Belgium highest since 2009 August 17th, 2013 The number of anti-Semitic attacks reported last year in Belgium is the highest figu ...

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