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Israeli-Jewish Congress strongly condemns decision of the Council of Europe to pass a resolution against circumcision

Michel Gourary, CEO of The Israeli-Jewish Congress is quoted in The Jerusalem Post on the decision this week by the Council of Europe to pass a resolution against circumcision in Europe: "The Israeli-Jewish Congress strongly condemns the decision of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe to pass the anti-circumcision resolution. We are particularly concerned at the ...

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‘Leaders of Tomorrow’ – Jerusalem Post feature on IJC Young Amabssadors Delegation to Hungary

A feature article in this weekend's The Jerusalem Post, about The Israeli-Jewish Congress led delegation of Israeli high-school Young Ambassadors to Hungary last month. The mission of the project was for the students to forge a bridge with the Hungarian peers and to deliver a message of support and solidarity to the Hungarian Jewish community. The ultimate purpose of this Young ...

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IJC applauds decision by Greek authorities to arrest the leader and senior lawmakers from ‘Golden Dawn’

CEO of The Israeli-Jewish Congress, Michel Gourary, is quoted in the Jerusalem Post about the recent arrest of the leader and senior lawmakers from the far-right neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party in Greece: The Israeli Jewish Congress also expressed approval of arrests, with IJC CEO Michel Gourary calling Golden Dawn “a party motivated by pure hatred and racism, and in particular, ant ...

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IJC Young Ambassadors delegation participates in Israeli Shuk event in Budpaest, Hungary

An op-ed in Times of Israel by IJC's Director of Research, Arsen Ostrovsky, about our Young Ambassadors delegation's participation in the 'Israeli Shuk' event in Budapest, hosted by Israel's Embassy to Hungary. The 'Shuk' (or 'Market' in English) was designed to give the Hungarian people a “small taste of Israeli culture,” with various Israeli exhibitions on display, highlighti ...

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100,000 Expected at Hungary Jewish Festival, supported by The Israeli-Jewish Congress

Article in the JTA / The Forward on The Israeli-Jewish Congress led delegation to the Hungarian Summer Jewish Festival, with IJC Director of Research, Arsen Ostrovsky, quoted: “Part of the reason for record-breaking attendance at this year’s Summer Jewish Festival is a large Israeli contingent which includes politicians; performers and highschool pupils, who came to strengthen ...

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PRESS RELEASE: Israeli-Jewish Congress delegation going to Budapest to participate in Hungarian Jewish Summer Festival (25 Aug – 1 Sep)

PRESS RELEASE Largest ever Hungarian Jewish Summer Festival to be held in Budapest, with over 100,000 participants expected from across Europe Israeli-Jewish Congress to lead strong Israeli delegation, including Dep. Knesset Speaker Meir Sheetrit and Chair of Knesset Diaspora Affairs Comm. Yoel Razbozov and group of Israeli High School Young Ambassadors [Tel Aviv, Israel]: On 2 ...

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IJC holds special gathering with Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein and leaders of European Jewish communities

The Israeli-Jewish Congress was honored this week to host a special gathering of European Jewish leaders in the Knesset with the Speaker of the Knesset, Mr. Yuli Edelstein. The purpose of this gathering was to create a Joint Road Map between global Jewish leaders and Members of Knesset, in order to promote the special bond between the State of Israel as the State of the Jewish ...

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Op-ed by IJC President Vladimir Sloutsker: ‘Combating anti-Semitism in Europe’

Vladimir Sloutsker, IJC President, has the following op-ed in today's Israel Hayom on combating anti-Semitism in Europe: "Fighting anti-Semitism, racism and assaults on Israel's legitimacy are issues of the highest priority. We cannot afford to spare a single moment. The time for action is now." To that end, the Israeli Jewish Congress has proposed the following blue-print as a ...

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Happy Europe Day!

Arsen Ostrovsky, IJC's Director of Research, has written an op-ed in Israel Hayom today on the occasion of 'Europe Day'. Europe and Israel are united not only by geographic proximity, but by shared values, and this is a timely occasion to pause and reflect on the state of Israel-EU relations, on our extraordinary achievements and of course, the challenges that lie ahead. The Is ...

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Head of Greek Jewish community at IJC Forum: ‘Economy alone can’t explain Golden Dawn rise’

David Saltiel, the President of the Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece talks about the rise of the 'Golden Dawn' Party, in an interview with The Jerusalem Post at the IJC International Forum in Tel Aviv on Wednesday 17th April. You can read the full interview here. Jerusalem Post: ‘Economy alone can’t explain Golden Dawn rise’ By Sam Sokol, 04/18/13 Economic factors ...

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