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Vladimir Sloutsker, IJC President & Co-Founder, recognized by the Jerusalem Post as one of the Top 50 Most Influential Jews in the World

The Israeli-Jewish Congress (IJC) is proud and honored that Vladimir Sloutsker, IJC President and Co-Founder, has been recognized by the Jerusalem Post as one of the Top 50 Most Influential Jews in the World for his contribution to the State of Israel and the Jewish community, especially in Europe.

You can read about the profile on Vladimir Sloutsker in the Jerusalem Post here [1].

The Jerusalem Post

3 June, 2014

Jerusalem Post’s Top 50 Most Influential Jews of 2014

40. Vladimir Sloutsker, Co-founder and president of Israeli Jewish Congress

VLADIMIR SLOUTSKER is co-founder and president of The Israeli Jewish Congress (IJC) [2] and chairman of the Management Board of European Friends of Israel (EFI) [3], one of the largest and most influential pro-Israel parliamentary groups in Europe, with over 1,500 members.

From 2002 to 2010 he was a senator in the Russian Federation Senate and vice chairman of the Senate Committee on National Policy and Relations with Religious Organizations in the Russian Federation.

From 2004 to 2006 he served as president of the Russian Jewish Congress, focusing on strengthening the Russian Jewish community.

EFI has successfully lobbied the European Union to designate Hezbollah as a terrorist organization, signed the ACAA agreement, the Horizon 20/20 and Green Energy agreements between the EU and Israel. It also raises awareness of the Iranian nuclear threat and presents Israel’s perspective of the conflict with the Palestinians.

This year it led European Parliamentarians and a Knesset delegation to Auschwitz.

The goal of IJC is to “promote the principle of Israel as the State of the Jewish People and strengthen ties between Israel and the Diaspora, especially in Europe, by creating a bridge to the Jewish state and giving the European Jewish community a voice with Israeli lawmakers.”

Last year the EFI and IJC helped relaunch the European Forum of the Knesset to strengthen relations between Europe and Israel. The IJC has also joined with the Jewish Federations of North America to create a permanent dialogue between the Jewish communities of Europe, North America and Israel to strengthen Jewish life and connection to Israel.