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HAKHEL – The Israeli Jewish Congresses expresses its deep sadness at the brutal terror attack against Israelis in Bulgaria and sends its condolences to the families of the victims.

The IJC was gravely shocked by the vicious terror attack in Burgas, Bulgaria on Wednesday afternoon, July 18th 2012 in which 5 Israeli tourists and their Bulgarian tour guide were killed and dozens were wounded. We wish to convey our most heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims and wish the wounded a swift recovery. IJC President Vladimir Sloutsker calls upon the l ...

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Hakhel – The Israeli Jewish Congress congratulates the Knesset on holding the Ceremony in honor of Raoul Wallenberg’s 100th birthday.

Hungarian President János Áder will participate in a special commemorative session at the Knesset, Israel’s Parliament, tomorrow (July 17th 2012) in honour of Swedish Diplomat Raoul Wallenberg and the presence of the Speaker of the Swedish Parliament, Mr. Per Westerberg and members of the Wallenberg family. Mr. Áder‘s decision to honour Mr. Wallenberg for his heroic actions dur ...

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IJC President Vladimir Sloutsker met with José Barroso, President of the European Commission

Vladimir Sloutsker, President of the Israeli Jewish Congress met with H.E. José Manuel Durão Barroso, President of the European Commission in Haifa today (July 10th 2012). Haifa University conferred the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy, Honoris Causa to Mr. Barroso during a festive ceremony. The Israeli Jewish Congress hereby congratulates Mr. Barroso on this honor. The picture a ...

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The IJC is shocked by the brutal attack against a Jewish teenager on a train from Toulouse to Lyon in France on July 4th, 2012.

Hardly four months have passed since the horrific terrorist attack on the Jewish “Otzar Hatorah” school during which three children and one teacher were butchered, and once more a student of the same school is attacked for being Jewish. The 17 year old youngster was on a train connecting Toulouse to Lyon on Wednesday evening (July 4th, 2012) when he was attacked and insulted by ...

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The IJC expresses its sorrow and pain at the news of the passing of Israel’s 7th Prime Minister, Yitzhak Shamir.

Vladimir Sloutsker, President of the Israeli Jewish Congress, sent his condolences to the Shamir family and expressed his deep sorrow at their loss. The late Yitzhak Shamir will be remembered as a great man and a visionary leader who paved his own way, as a patriot, a brave fighter and a great statesman. He devoted his life to the realization of the Zionist vision and the freed ...

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IJC President Vladimir Sloutsker met with MK Gideon Sa’ar, Minister of Education.

Mr Vladimir Sl0utsker, President of the Israeli Jewish Congress met with MK Gideon Sa'ar, Israel's Minister of Education on Monday June 18th 2012. The two discussed the importance of education for the Jewish People, projects to be set up in cooperation with the Ministry of Education and other issues of mutual interest. The picture shows MK Gideon Sa'ar (right) with IJC Presiden ...

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Meeting of the IJC Founders – June 2012

A meeting of the Founders of the Israeli Jewish Congress was held on Tuesday June 12th 2012 with the participation of the four Founders Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Yaakov Borovsky, IJC President Vladimir Sloutsker, Dr. Adv. Lipa Meir and Maj. Gen. (res.) Danny Yatom. During the meeting the activities of the IJC over the last few months and the plans for the future were presented to the fo ...

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The IJC is outraged by the defacement of the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum with graffiti.

During the night between June 10th and June 11th unknown people sprayed scandalous graffiti on the walls of the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum in Jerusalem, Israel. This graffiti included statements like: “Thanks Hitler for the wonderful Holocaust you organized for us! Only because of you we received a state”, “Jews, wake up, the evil regime does not protect us, it only endangers ...

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Inauguration of the IJC Offices 20 May 2012

The Israeli Jewish Congress officially inaugurated its new offices on Sunday May 20th under the auspices of Vice Prime Minister MK Silvan Shalom, Minister of Public Diplomacy & Diaspora Affairs MK Yuli Edelstein, the honorable Rabbi David Yitzhak Grossman, members of the Diplomatic Corps and distinguished guests including IJC founders Adv. Lipa Meir and Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Yaa ...

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