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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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President Peres departs for state visit to the European Union

On Tuesday, 5 March 2013, President Shimon Peres departed on an official state visit to the European Union (Brussels, Paris and Strasbourg) , where he will conduct a series of diplomatic, economic and security meetings with senior leaders on a range of issues of importance to Israel including the Iranian nuclear threat, Syria's chemical weapons stockpile, arms smuggling into Le ...

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Belgium records 30% rise in anti-Semitism complaints

According to a new Belgian government agency report, Belgium saw a 30% increase in the number of anti-Semitic complaints filed in 2012. Edouard Delruelle, president of the Centre for Equal Opportunities and Opposition to Racism, a Belgian government agency, said his organization documented 88 complaints of anti-Semitism in 2012, compared to 62 the previous year and 57 the year ...

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France saw 58 percent rise in anti-Semitic attacks in ‘12, report says

According to a report released Tuesday by the SPCJ, the security unit of France’s Jewish communities, 2012 saw an overall 58% increase in anti-Semitic incidents in France, with an even more disturbing 82% rise in physical & verbal assaults in public. The report comes almost a year after the March 2012 Toulouse shooting, in which an Islamic terrorist killed 3 Jewish children ...

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Lawmakers from Israel & Europe in Hungary discuss anti-Semitism

  The Jerusalem Post reports on the delegation of leading parliamentarians from Israel and Europe who traveled to Budapest on 24-25 January 2013, to voice their concern at the growing level of anti-Semitism in the country to senior Hungarian ministers and officials. [Photo credit: Raobert Vamos Photography / Israeli-Jewish Congress] ...

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45% increase in anti-Semitic incidents in France since Toulouse 1 year ago

2 young Jews were attacked in France this week, one in Marseille and one in Toulouse, where almost a year ago an Islamist terrorist killed four Jews, including three children and their teacher. In the meantime, according to a new survey, there has been a 45% increase in anti-Semitic incidents in France since the Toulouse attack in March last year. ...

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Rise in antisemitism in UK makes 2012 third worst year on record

Figures released by the British Community Security Trust show there were 640 reported attacks against Jews in the UK in 2012, up from 608 in 2011. This represents a national increase of 5% from the previous year, making 2012 third worst year on record for anti-Semitic incidents. You can read more about the finding in this article by the Jewish Chronicle. ...

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BREAKING NEWS: Bulgaria confirms Hezbollah behind Burgas attack

BREAKING: Bulgarian authorities release report confirming Hezbollah was behind bus bombing in Burgas last July that killed five Israelis and a Bulgarian man. The conclusions of the Bulgarian investigation may finally pave the way for the European Union to brand the Iranian-backed Hezbollah a terrorist. Read more here on the breaking developments.   [Featured photo credit: ...

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