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Israeli PM Netanyahu to UN Chief: Palestinian refusal to recognize Jewish state is root of conflict

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon during his tour of the region: "As far as the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, we have to get to the root cause of the problem and the root cause was and remains the persistent refusal to recognize the Jewish State in any boundary." You can read  more about the statements made by the two leaders in ...

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President Peres in Lithuania: Ponar slaughter is a “warning to us all: Never Again!”

During the final day of his state visit to Lithuania, President Shimon Peres, escorted by Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite, visited what is known as the Valley of Slaughter – the Ponar forest where approximately 70,000 Jews were slaughtered by the Nazis and their Lithuanian collaborators following the liquidation of the Vilna Ghetto. During the emotional visit, President ...

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President Shimon Peres travels to Latvia and Lithuania for state visits

President Shimon ‪Peres is currently travelling to Latvia and Lithuania for official state visits. Lithuania is the current President of the European Union, and Latvia will be the President next year. During the visit, President Peres will hold a round of intense diplomatic meetings with senior officials in both countries to discuss central political issues, the most important ...

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IJC calls upon the EU Leadership to find optimal ways to support real peace and stability in Middle East and avoid further dramatic political mistakes regarding Israel

The Israeli-Jewish Congress STATEMENT The IJC calls upon the EU Leadership to find optimal ways to support real peace and stability in the Middle East and to avoid further dramatic political mistakes regarding Israel July 25, 2013 [Tel Aviv, Israel] The Israeli-Jewish Congress (IJC) considers last week’s EU Commission directive to isolate the territories administrated by Israel ...

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BREAKING: EU places Hezbollah military wing on terror blacklist

Earlier today, the European Union agreed to the place the 'military wing' of Hezbollah on its terror blacklist. You can read the full details about the EU decision in the Jerusalem Post. The Jerusalem Post EU places Hezbollah military wing on terror blacklist July 22, 2013 BRUSSELS - European Union governments agreed Monday to put the armed wing of Hezbollah on the EU terrorism ...

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New leaders elected of the Greek and Hungarian Jewish Communities

The Israeli-Jewish Congress congratulates Mr. Benjamin Albalas (L) and Mr. András Heisler (R) on their elections as the Presidents of the Greek and Hungarian Jewish Communities, respectively. The IJC is proud of our close relationships with both the Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece and the Federation of Hungarian Jewish Communities (Mazsihisz), and look forward to ...

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IJC holds special gathering with Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein and leaders of European Jewish communities

The Israeli-Jewish Congress was honored this week to host a special gathering of European Jewish leaders in the Knesset with the Speaker of the Knesset, Mr. Yuli Edelstein. The purpose of this gathering was to create a Joint Road Map between global Jewish leaders and Members of Knesset, in order to promote the special bond between the State of Israel as the State of the Jewish ...

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Germany adopts resolution against anti-Semitism

The Israeli-Jewish Congress congratulates the German Parliament on passing a resolution today committing itself to renewed action against anti-Semitism, emphasizes the special relationship between Germany and Israel and condemning Israel-related anti-Semitism and terrorist organizations like Hezbollah. Full article in the Times of Israel today, 13th June 2013. Germany adopts an ...

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Op-ed by IJC President Vladimir Sloutsker: ‘Combating anti-Semitism in Europe’

Vladimir Sloutsker, IJC President, has the following op-ed in today's Israel Hayom on combating anti-Semitism in Europe: "Fighting anti-Semitism, racism and assaults on Israel's legitimacy are issues of the highest priority. We cannot afford to spare a single moment. The time for action is now." To that end, the Israeli Jewish Congress has proposed the following blue-print as a ...

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Roger Cukierman elected as President of CRIF

The Israeli-Jewish Congress warmly congratulates Mr. Roger Cukierman on his election as the new President of CRIF, the umbrella organization of Jewish organizations in France. Mr. Cukierman brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience to this role, having dedicated his life to French Jewry, including having previously chaired CRIF from 2001 to 2007. At the same time, we ...

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