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Norwegian minister: ‘We now get what Israel goes through’

In a recent interview with Ynet, Norway's Immigration and Absorption Minister Sylvi Listhaug says that the recent wave of terrorism in Europe has made Europeans finally empathize with Israel. Listhaug says: We are now experiencing the fear that you have been experiencing in Israel for decades, and many people now understand the situation in which you live. European countri ...

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IJC Statement on Terror Attack in Har Adar

Awful news this morning from Israel, where a Palestinian terrorist murdered 3 Israelis in Har Adar, just outside Jerusalem, with a fourth man currently in critical condition. The victims, who were guarding the area at the time, and whose heroic actions averted an even greater catastrophe, were in their 20's & 30's. First and foremost, our hearts and prayers go out to the vi ...

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IJC Statement Congratulating Chancellor Merkel on Winning German Elections

The Israeli-Jewish Congress (IJC) congratulates Chancellor Angela Merkel on winning an historic fourth term in the German federal elections held overnight. In the course of her 12 years as Chancellor of Germany, Ms. Merkel has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to the State of Israel and the Jewish people, including taking a leading role in the fight against Antisemitism, fo ...

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The Israeli-Jewish Congress Statement on Germany Decision to Adopt IHRA Working Definition on Antisemitism

The Israeli-Jewish Congress (IJC) Statement on Germany Decision to Adopt IHRA Working Definition on Antisemitism The Israeli-Jewish Congress (IJC) commends the German Government on its adoption of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) working definition of Antisemitism.   The IHRA definition is the benchmark on what modern day Antisemitism entails, by def ...

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Berlin Mayor Equates BDS With Nazis; Promises to Take Action Against BDS

Berlin Mayor, equating BDS (Boycott, Divestment & Sanctions) Campaign with Nazis, says he 'will personally stop all city support and space for groups that advocate the BDS campaign targeting the Jewish state.' Importantly, Mayor Müller added he would also take possible legal action against the “hate-driven al-Quds day march”, saying what would “be best is a ban” of the annu ...

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On 45th Anniversary, IJC Honors Israeli Victims of Munich Olympics Massacre

The Israeli-Jewish Congress (IJC) remembers, mourns and honours the 11 Israeli athletes murdered on this day 45 years ago, in the 1972 Munich Olympic Games Massacre. During the Olympics, the first on German soil since the 1936 Berlin games under Adolf Hitler, Palestinian terrorists, part of the ‘Black September’ terror group, infiltrated the Olympic Village, where they tortured ...

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UN chief: Calls for Israel’s destruction are ‘modern anti-Semitism’

Antonio Guterres, on his first official visit to Israel as United Nations Secretary General, reaffirmed that calls for Israel’s destruction are a “form of modern anti-Semitism” and has vowed to treat Israel with “impartiality” against UN's ongoing singling out and discrimination against the Jewish state. During a press conference with President Rivlin, UN Secretary General said ...

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Frankfurt becomes first German city to ban BDS Movement, calling it Antisemitic and comparing it to Nazism

Important development, with Frankfurt becoming the first German city to ban the BDS Movement. Comparing BDS Movement to Nazism, the Deputy Mayor of Frankfurt said: BDS strongly attacks the fundamental basis of the legitimation of the Jewish State and takes the detour via antizionism to spread antisemitism." The Deputy Mayor added: The major aim of the BDS movement is the delegi ...

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After Barcelona: What Europe can learn from Israel in its war against vehicle attacks and lone wolf terror

In the wake of the horrific Barcelona terror attack last week, IJC’s Executive Director Arsen Ostrovsky, who is also an international human rights lawyer, co-authored with Col. Richard Kemp (one of the most respected British military officials and supporters of Israel), this important article, published in International Business Times UK: 'What Europe can learn from I ...

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The Israeli Jewish Congress (IJC) Statement on Barcelona Terror Attack

The Israeli-Jewish Congress is deeply saddened at the horrific terror attack in Barcelona this evening, in which terrorists drove a vehicle into a crowd of pedestrians in the iconic Las Ramblas boulevard. As of present, at least 13 people have been confirmed killed, with scores more injured, many in critical condition. First and foremost, our thoughts, heart and prayers go out ...

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