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Statement by IJC President Vladimir Sloutsker Congratulating Natan Sharansky on Receiving the Israel Prize

"I was delighted to hear that my friend, Natan Sharansky, is to be the recipient of this year’s Israel Prize for his contribution to promoting immigration and working with Diaspora Jewry.   I really could not think of a more worthy recipient of Israel’s most prestigious prize!   In many ways, Natan’s story is also the modern-day story of the Jewish people.   As a ...

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IJC Statement on Jerusalem Terror Attack

This is just heartbreaking 3 days and 3 Jewish souls mercilessly taken from us by Palestinian terrorists. Last night, Adiel Kolman (z'l) was stabbed to death in the Old City, Jerusalem. Adiel was 32 years old. Israeli. A father of four young children. May his memory be blessed and all those who truly seek peace in the Middle East not hesitate or waver to call on the Palestinian ...

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Statement by IJC President Vladimir Sloutsker Regarding Holocaust Remarks Made by Polish Prime Minister

"We condemn in the most vehement terms, the outrageous, abhorrent and morally reprehensible remarks by the Prime Minister of Poland, Mateusz Morawiecki, at the Munich Security Conference on Saturday, asserting that Jews were also ‘perpetrators’ of the Holocaust.   For the Prime Minister of a nation, where 6 million of its citizens were murdered during World War II, includi ...

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IJC Delegation to Auschwitz – Birkenau for the occasion of Int’l Holocaust Memorial Day

This week, on 27th January 2017, The Israeli-Jewish Congress (IJC), together with our partners in TSKZ, the leading Polish Jewish representative organization, were deeply honored to participate in the official International Holocaust Remembrance day commemoration at Auschwitz - Birkenau. The ceremony was held in the presence of the Prime Minister of Poland, Senior Government Of ...

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‘Remembrance alone is not enough – we must speak out!’ Article by IJC President Vladimir Sloutsker on occasion of Int’l Holocaust Remembrance Day

'Remembrance alone is not enough - we must speak out!' The Israeli-Jewish Congress (IJC) President Vladimir Sloutsker has published the following article in the The Jewish News (UK) on the occasion of International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Remembrance alone is not enough – we must speak out JANUARY 26, 2018, 12:42 PM By Vladimir Sloutsker This week, January 27th, we ...

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IJC Address to Knesset on Occasion of International Holocaust Remembrance Day

The Israeli-Jewish Congress (IJC) Head of Operations, Yael Kasutto-Sharon, was honored to speak on behalf of IJC at a special Knesset Session this week, hosted by the Diaspora Affairs Committee, on the issue of rising Antisemitism in Europe ahead of the upcoming International Holocaust Remembrance Day. You can watch extract of her remarks here: http://bit.ly/2Fa4zAO ...

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IJC’s Arsen Ostrovsky Interviewed on ‘Israel Now News’ TV Channel

The Israeli-Jewish Congress (IJC) Executive Director Arsen Ostrovsky was honored recently to be interviewed by the leading 'Israel Now News' TV Channel, which has millions of viewers worldwide, especially to the Christian Zionist community, about the work IJC is doing, perception of Israel in Europe and rising Antisemitism. You can watch the video here: https://youtu. ...

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IJC Statement on President Abbas’ Incendiary and Antisemitic Remarks

In a speech last night before the PLO Central Council, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said that “Israel is a colonial project that has nothing to do with Judaism,” adding that the “Europeans wanted to bring the Jews here to preserve their interests in the region.” These remarks are vile and incendiary, peddling classic hateful Antisemitic conspiracies. These are not the ac ...

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IJC mourns Raziel Shevach (z’l), Rabbi and father of 6, murdered in terrorist shooting overnight in Israel

The Israeli Jewish Congress (IJC) is deeply saddened and heartbroken at the news that last evening, an Israeli man, Raziel Shevach (z'l), was murdered in a brutal drive-by shooting by a Palestinian terrorist near Havat Gilad. Raziel Shevach was 35 years old. He was a Rabbi, a man of faith. He was a volunteer EMT (Medic with Magen David Adom), helping save lives of both Jews and ...

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Remembering the victims of Paris Hyper Cacher massacre

Philippe Braham, Yohan Cohen, Yoav Hattab & François-Michel Saada (z'l). These are the names of the four French Jews murdered by an Islamic terrorist, 3 years ago on this day in 2015, during the Paris Hyper Cacher massacre. May their memories be blessed, always!   ...

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