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A common destiny: Strengthening relations between Israel and Europe

An op-Ed in the Jerusalem Post by Hilik Bar, Deputy Speaker of the Knesset and Chairman of the European Forum of the Knesset (EFK) about last week's meeting between a group of leading European Parliamentarians and Members of the Knesset, held in Krakow Poland, on the occasion of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day (Jan 27, 2014). During the special gathering, the Parlia ...

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European lawmakers urge E.U. to reinstate anti-Semitism definition

JTA reports on the meeting of leading European parliamentarians and Knesset Members during a meeting of the European Forum of the Knesset (EFK) in Krakow Poland, as part of the official International Holocaust Remembrance Day events. The European parliamentarians were part of a delegation brought by the European Friends of Israel (EFI) organization and The Israeli-Jewish Congre ...

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‘Never Again’, Say European Parliamentarians at Aushcwitz

Israeli television reporting on the joint European Friends of Israel (EFI) and The Israeli-Jewish Congress (IJC) delegation of leading European Parliamentarians who visited Auschwitz-Birkenau, together with their colleagues from the Knesset, on the occasion of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day (Jan 27th, 2014). The video also includes interviews with Mr. Vladimir Slou ...

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Knesset Press Release about EFI / IJC Delegation of Leading European Parliamentarians Attending Auschwitz-Birkenau on Int’l Holocaust Remembrance Day (27th Jan, 2014)

Official Knesset Press Release about the historic delegation to Auschwitz-Birkenau on the International Holocaust Remembrance Day (27th January, 2014), which included an 'European Friends of Israel' (EFI) and 'The Israeli-Jewish Congress' (IJC) led delegation of leading European Parliamentarians. Knesset: Numerous prominent figures from around the world will also take part in t ...

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PRESS RELEASE: IJC Joins EFI Delegation to Historic International Holocaust Remembrance Day

EFI Delegation of Leading European Parliamentarians to join Historic Knesset Delegation to Auschwitz-Birkenau on International Holocaust Remembrance Day (Jan, 27th 2014) The Israeli-Jewish Congress (IJC) is proud to be working with The European Friends of Israel ('EFI') organization is partnering the Knesset in a historic delegation of leading European Parliamentarians and ...

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Israeli-Jewish Congress (IJC) in the Media – Hanukkah, Trends Facing European Jewish Community and IJC Projects in Israel & Europe

This Wednesday, 27th November, on the 1st Night of Hanukkah, Israeli-Jewish Congress (IJC) Project Manager, Ran Bar-Yoshafat, was on the 'Contact' Program on Ch9 TV in Israel, discussing IJC's special Hanukkah project with former IDF soldiers from IMPACT! to help bring some joy and light to more than 2,000 Holocaust Survivors around the country, with a special candle-lighting a ...

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PRESS RELEASE: Special IJC Event for Holocaust Survivors in Israel on First Night of Hanukkah, Nov 27th, 2013

Tel Aviv, Israel: The Israeli-Jewish Congress (IJC) is honored to partner with IMPACT! – an FIDF (‘Friends of the Israel Defense Forces’) volunteer scholarship program for former IDF combat-soldiers, for a special candle-lighting and ceremony for over 2,000 Holocaust survivors throughout Israel, on the first day of Hanukkah, Wednesday, November 27th, 2013. With IJC’s support, t ...

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Jerusalem Post interview with IJC CEO Michel Gourary: ‘An Israeli umbrella group for world Jewry in an era of ‘dark clouds’ over Europe’

An in-depth interview by Jerusalem Post with Israeli-Jewish Congress CEO, Michel Gourary, on how "in an era of dark clouds over Europe, the IJC is reinforcing the bridge between the Jewish state and the Diaspora." You can read full article here and below. The Jerusalem Post An Israeli umbrella group for world Jewry in an era of ‘dark clouds’ over Europe By SAM SOKOL 11/11/2013 ...

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PRESS RELEASE: IJC & JFNA To Launch Historic ‘Trilateral Dialogue between Israel, American and European Jewry’

Historic launch of first-ever permanent Trilateral Dialogue between Israel, American and European Jewry To strengthen Jewish Life and Connection to Israel A joint initiative of The Israeli-Jewish Congress and the Jewish Federations of North America As part of the upcoming JFNA General Assembly (10-12th November 2013), The Israeli-Jewish Congress (IJC) and the Jewish Federations ...

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IJC’s Arsen Ostrovsky writes in the Jerusalem Post about horrific anti-Semitic attack in Sydney, Australia

The IJC's Director of Research, Arsen Ostrovsky, has published an Op-Ed in the Jerusalem Post, on the horrific anti-Semitic attack in Sydney last Friday, where a Jewish family of five were assaulted as they walked home after Shabbat services and dinner. Arsen, who grew up in Sydney, before moving to Israel, writes that as shocking as this attack was, it was an isolated incident ...

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