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Happy Europe Day!

Arsen Ostrovsky, IJC's Director of Research, has written an op-ed in Israel Hayom today on the occasion of 'Europe Day'. Europe and Israel are united not only by geographic proximity, but by shared values, and this is a timely occasion to pause and reflect on the state of Israel-EU relations, on our extraordinary achievements and of course, the challenges that lie ahead. The Is ...

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Happy Jerusalem Day!

The Israeli-Jewish Congress wishes everyone a Happy Jerusalem Day (יום ירושלים שמח), as we celebrate the 1967 reunification of Jerusalem - the eternal and undivided capital of the State of Israel. ...

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German FM calls on Europe to fight ‘root causes’ of anti-Semitism

German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle calls on Europe to fight the ‘root causes of anti-Semitism’, saying: “Anti-Semitism has no place, neither in Berlin, nor in Budapest, nor in any other place in the world. We have to attack the root causes of anti-Semitism, educate about the Holocaust and promote research. This fight is about preserving our common values, about standing ...

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Head of Greek Jewish community at IJC Forum: ‘Economy alone can’t explain Golden Dawn rise’

David Saltiel, the President of the Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece talks about the rise of the 'Golden Dawn' Party, in an interview with The Jerusalem Post at the IJC International Forum in Tel Aviv on Wednesday 17th April. You can read the full interview here. Jerusalem Post: ‘Economy alone can’t explain Golden Dawn rise’ By Sam Sokol, 04/18/13 Economic factors ...

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Minister Silvan Shalom quoted from IJC Forum: ‘Israel must face Iranian threat alone’

Silvan Shalom, Israel's Energy & Water Minister is quoted by The Jerusalem Post speaking at the IJC International Forum in Tel Aviv on April 17, 2013, about the Iranian threat and regional security issues. You can read the full article here and below. [Jerusalem Post] Shalom: Israel must face Iranian threat alone By Sam Sokol, 04/18/2013 Israel must take care of the Iranian ...

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Jerusalem Post interview with IJC President & Co-Founder Vladimir Sloutsker

Ahead of an yesterday's IJC International Forum in Tel Aviv to mark Israel’s 65th anniversary, The Jerusalem Post had an in-depth interview with IJC President & Co-Founder Vladimir Sloutsker, who said: "The main focus of our organization is to integrate the people of Israel and the Jewish community outside of Israel, to cement them into one unit, into one integral body." Yo ...

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The IJC – Israeli Jewish Congress International Forum 2013

The Israeli-Jewish Congress is honored and pleased to announce that, on Wednesday 17th April 2013, we will be holding a special International Forum in Tel Aviv, to mark Israel’s 65th Independence Day. The aim of this Forum is to facilitate the discussion and exchange of ideas by global Jewish leaders on how to build a stronger connection between the State of Israel and the Dias ...

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Vladimir Sloutsker, IJC President & Co-Founder, lights torch at Auschwitz-Birkenau during March of the Living ceremony

Earlier today, Dr. Vladimir Sloutsker, IJC President & Co-Founder, was one of 6 individuals chosen to light a torch outside Auschwitz-Birkenau in honor of the 6 million Jews who perished during the Holocaust. The torch lighting ceremony was held under the auspices of the March of the Living organization, with whom the IJC is proud to associate itself with as a Partner for t ...

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President Hollance of France meets Vladimir Sloutsker, IJC Co-Founder and President

Vladimir Sloutsker, the Co-Founder and President of The Israeli-Jewish Congress, with the President of France, François Hollande, at the CRIF Annual Dinner in Paris, on March 20, 2013. CRIF is the umbrella organization of Jewish organizations in France and the spokesman for the French Jewish Community. The IJC has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with CRIF, reinforcing our ...

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Young Ambassadors: Training the Leaders of Tomorrow

Arsen Ostrovsky, IJC's Director of Research, has just written the following op-ed in The Times of Israel, about the 'Young Ambassadors Project', which the IJC is proud to lead, together with the Academy for Multidisciplinary Excellence Program. The aim of the Project is to train the next generation of high-school age Israeli Jewish leaders how to be better advocates for the Sta ...

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