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According to a new report, as published in The Times of Israel, anti-Semitism levels in Belgium have reached the highest levels since 2009, with a 23% increase over 2011. You can read the full article here. The Times of Israel Anti-Semitism levels in Belgium highest since 2009 August 17th, 2013 The number of anti-Semitic attacks reported last year in Belgium is the highest figu ...

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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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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 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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The IJC expresses its shock and dismay at the Holocaust Denial of Greek Parliamentarian Nikolaos Michaloliakos.

The Israeli Jewish Congress strongly condemns the utterly immoral and unacceptable views expressed by Nikolaos Michaloliakos, leader of the Greek Far Right Party Golden Dawn (Chrysi Avgi) which he uttered during an interview on Greek television (video below). During the interview Mr. Michaloliakos denied the existence of gas chambers and crematoriums, expressed his admiration f ...

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The Israeli Jewish Congress expresses its deep indignation at the grave antisemitic events which took place at the end of April and beginning of May in France and Belgium.

The first event took place on April 27th at Mirail – Toulouse II University, only a few weeks after the terrorist attack at the Jewish school “Otzar Hatorah” in which one adult and three children were murdered by antisemitic terrorists. According to our sources the event took place during a meeting with Israeli students organized by the UEJF (Union of Jewish Students in France) ...

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The IJC strongly condemns the antisemitic attack in Kiev

The Israeli Jewish Congress is appalled by the attack on 25 year old Yeshiva student Aharon Alexander in Kiev which occurred Saturday night (April 7th) as he was leaving Kiev's Central Synagogue. As Mr. Alexander's condition remains critical and he is being brought to treatment to Israel, we wish him a fast recovery and send our prayers to his loved ones. We urge the Ukrainian ...

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Jewish Terror Victims around the world should be recognized by the State of Israel

The Israeli Jewish Congress calls on the State of Israel to change current laws and procedures in order to allow for all victims of antisemitic terror attacks around the world to be recognized as such by the State of Israel. The State of Israel should provide them with all necessary aid, including burial arrangements in Israel if requested by the families, psychological counsel ...

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Vladimir Sloutsker reacts to the terror attack on a Jewish school in Toulouse

The President of the Israeli Jewish Congress, Vladimir Slutzker, strongly condemned the horrific terror attack in Toulouse, France.  "This is a despicable terror attack unprecedented and especially cruel. Not since the Second World War have Jewish children been coldheartedly shot to death on European soil" said Slutzker, adding that :"We see this event as a extreme escalation o ...

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