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IJC Statement on decision of Australian court to deny construction of Synagogue

The Israeli-Jewish Congress (IJC) is outraged at the disgraceful decision of a local court in Australia to reject the construction of a new Synagogue in Sydney on the basis that it may become the target of a terror attack.   The proposed Synagogue was to be constructed by a local Chabad congregation known as Friends of Refugees of Eastern Europe (‘FREE') in the Sydney subu ...

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The Israeli-Jewish Congress statement on decision of U.S. clothing company to use Nazi swastika to sell t-shirts

The Israeli-Jewish Congress (IJC) Statement on decision of American clothing company 'Teespring' to use Nazi swastika to sell t-shirts: It is obscene and disgusting that Teespring would seek to profit of this in the name of art, trying to turn this irredeemable Nazi symbol of hate and murder, into a symbol of ‘love and peace’. They are not unique in this however, with a disturb ...

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Article by IJC Executive Director Arsen Ostrovsky: ‘Getting Away With Murder: Palestinian Terrorism and the Culpability of the Int’l Community’

With developments unfolding rapidly in Israel, especially surrounding the situation on the Temple Mount, The Israeli-Jewish Congress (IJC) Executive Director Arsen Ostrovsky has written this important Op-Ed in The Tower Magazine, together with Aviva Klompas, the Associate Vice President of Strategic Israel Engagement at Combined Jewish Philanthropies. The main point of the ...

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IJC Statement on Massacre in Halamish, Where 3 Members of an Israeli Family Were Murdered by a Palestinian Terrorist

The Israeli-Jewish Congress (IJC) deplores beyond words the utterly sickening, barbaric massacre of three members of an Israeli family in Halamish, who were butchered to death in their home by a Palestinian terrorist overnight, as they gathered to celebrate the Shabbat. A fourth member of the family remains in critical condition. First and foremost, our deepest thoughts and pra ...

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IJC Participates at Special Knesset Session Celebrating 120 Year Anniversary of First Zionist Congress

On 18th July, 2017, The Israeli-Jewish Congress (IJC) was honored to participate at a special Knesset session in celebration of the 120th Anniversary of the First Zionist Congress, the historic event held in Basel, where Theodor Herzl, the father of modern Zionism, first gave vision to the Jewish state. The special event was held by the Knesset's Diaspora Affairs, Immigration a ...

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Commemorating the 75th anniversary of the deportation of French Jews

On this day, 75 years ago (1942), began the Vél d'Hiv roundup of Jews in Vichy France during the Holocaust. Today, we remember, honor and pay our respects to the 13,000 Jews who were round up in the space of one week, including 4,000 children, most of whom were sent to their death in camps scattered throughout Europe. Only 800 would survive. It is imperative to remember this wa ...

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IJC Statement on Today’s Terror Attack on Temple Mount

The Israeli-Jewish Congress (IJC) is deeply saddened by today's terror attack in Jerusalem, in which two Israeli police officers were murdered on the Temple Mount. The slain officers have been named as Haiel Sitawe (30) & Kamil Shnaan (22). Both were Druze from northern Israel. Sitawe leaves behind a wife and 3-week-old son. This is just heartbreaking beyond words and ...

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IJC’s Arsen Ostrovsky address Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs on: ‘Digital Diplomacy in Europe’

The Israeli Jewish Congress (IJC) Executive Director Arsen Ostrovsky was honored last week to address the leadership of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (JCPA) on the topic of 'Digital Diplomacy in Europe.' JCPA is a leading Jerusalem-based independent research institute specializing in public diplomacy and foreign policy, focusing on Israel and the Middle East. It is he ...

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IJC Statement on Deplorable UNESCO Decision on Denying Jewish Connection to Hebron

PUBLIC STATEMENT   7 July, 2017   The Israeli-Jewish Congress (IJC) Statement on UNESCO Decision on Hebron   The Israeli-Jewish Congress (IJC) deplores UNESCO’s decision today to declare the holy Old City of Hebron and the Cave of Patriarchs as Palestinian sites.   This disgraceful decision, in which UNECO has totally acquiesced to the Palestinian campaign o ...

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IJC Hosts Norwegian Delegation at Knesset

The Israeli-Jewish Congress (IJC) was delighted to host in the Knesset this week a delegation of youth leaders from the Norwegian group 'Med Israel for fred' ('MIFF'), headed by MIFF's new Chairman of the Board, Mr. Bengt-Ove Nordgard. MIFF is the leading pro-Israel group in Norway, with over 11,000 members, who do truly fantastic work supporting Israel, fighting Anti ...

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