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IJC’s Arsen Ostrovsky Speaks At Ammunition Hill Ceremony Honoring Captured Israeli Soldier Hadar Goldin

IJC Executive Director Arsen Ostrovsky was honored to speak this week at a special commemoration & unveiling of a plaque in honor of IDF Soldier Lt. Hadar Goldin (z'l) at the 'Wall of Honor' at Ammunition Hill in Jerusalem. Hadar was killed by Hamas terrorists during a humanitarian ceasefire in Op. Protective Edge in 2014. Hamas then captured his body, taking him ...

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The Israeli-Jewish Congress (IJC) Hosts Leading Members of the Belgium Jewish Community for High-Level Meetings at the Knesset

The Israeli-Jewish Congress (IJC) was honored to host in Israel this week representatives of the Belgian Jewish community, for high-level meetings at the Knesset in Jerusalem. The delegation, which included the heads of the Forum of Jewish Organizations and the Association of Belgian Immigrants to Israel, met with Member of Knesset Avraham Neguise, who is the Chairman of t ...

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IJC Statement on European Parliament’s Adoption of Resolution on Combating Antisemitism

  IJC Statement on European Parliament's Adoption of Resolution on Combating Antisemitism The Israeli-Jewish Congress (IJC) strongly applauds the European Parliament's decision today to adopt a wide-ranging resolution on combating Antisemitism, and in particular, its adoption of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance's (IHRA) definition of Antisemitism. ...

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IJC Applauds Czech Parliament on Historic Decision to Recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital

PRESS STATEMENT The Israeli-Jewish Congress (IJC) strongly applauds the Czech Parliament on passing a resolution recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel.   That this decision was taken on Yom Yerushalayim, celebrating 50 years of Jerusalem’s liberation and reunification, makes this move all the more meaningful.   When other nations refuse and equiv ...

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EU Coordinator on Combating Antisemitism: Jews Must Not Grow Up Behind Walls

Some important remarks from Katharina von Schnurbein, the EU Coordinator on Combating Antisemitism, speaking at a conference in Amsterdam this week.     EU ANTISEMITISM CZAR: JEWS MUST NOT GROW UP BEHIND WALLS BY TAMARA ZIEVE MAY 9, 2017 14:15 At Conference of Rabbis, Katharina von Schnurbein laments that future of Europe’s Jews hangs in the balance. AM ...

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The Israeli-Jewish Congress (IJC) warmly congratulates Emmanuel Macron on his election as the President of France.

The Israeli-Jewish Congress (IJC) warmly congratulates Emmanuel Macron on his election as the President of France. Mr. Macron has demonstrated, through both word and deed, his deep commitment to the State of Israel and to strengthening the special bond between the Jewish state and France. We were pleased to note that Mr. Macron recently ruled out unilateral recognition of a Pal ...

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EJP Covers Israeli-Jewish Congress Campaign to Support Israel at FIFA

The European Jewish Press (EJP) reports on The Israeli-Jewish Congress (IJC) campaign to support Israel against the proposed Palestinian campaign to ban the Jewish state from FIFA, the world football body. Full article below. Campaign urges world football association FIFA 'to give hate against Israel a Red Card' Next week, at the annual FIFA Council and Congress, member st ...

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The Israeli-Jewish Congress launches campaign urging FIFA: Give hate against Israel a ‘Red Card’

PRESS STATEMENT The Israeli-Jewish Congress launches campaign urging FIFA to give hate against Israel a 'red card'. 3rd May, 2017 “Football can inspire communities and break down barriers. Football is for all. FIFA believes that everybody has the right to play football free from discrimination or prejudice and we are striving to ensure that this is the case.” These words are ta ...

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Yom Hazikaron – Remembering Israel’s Fallen Soldiers & Victims of Terror

Since the beginning of the modern Jewish movement in the Land of Israel in 1860, a total of 23,544 have died defending the Jewish state, including 97 in the past year. There are a total of 9,157 bereaved parents in Israel, thousands of bereaved siblings, 4,881 widows and 1,843 orphans under the age of 30. In addition, 3,117 civilians have been killed in hostile acts such as ter ...

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