Hamas elects hardliner as its new chief in Gaza

WJC News Update – Hamas elects hardliner as its new chief in Gaza



News updates from the World Jewish Congress website – 13 February 2017

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Small blog yahya sinwar Hamas elects hardliner as its new chief in GazaThe Palestinian terror group Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip, has chosen one of the commanders of its armed wing as the movement’s leader in the Gaza Strip.
Small blog unhrc UN body postpones blacklist of companies doing business in settlementsThe blacklist is being compiled by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, pursuant to UNHRC Resolution 31/36 from last year.
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Small blog steinmeier German Jewish community welcomes country’s new president – JTA13 Feb 2017 Frank-Walter Steinmeier, a member of the Social Democratic Party who stepped down from his position as foreign minister under German Chancellor Angela Merkel of the Christian Democratic Union party at the end of January, on Sunday won an absolute majority, with 931 of the 1253 votes in the German Federal Assembly.  READ MORE »
Small blog uk British government proposes guideline to prevent municipal boycotts against Israel – JTA13 Feb 2017 The Department for Communities and Local Government published its plan for ending such initiatives on Monday in a leaflet containing proposed additions and revisions to a document titled the “Revised Best Value Statutory Guidance,” which offers guidelines on various issues pertaining to local government, including procurement policies.  READ MORE »
Small blog lith New museum to show Jewish life in Lithuania before Nazis – i24 News13 Feb 2017 Privately-funded museum designed by renowned Finish architects to open its doors in 2019.  READ MORE »
Small blog c4fp82zxaaa5zln Boca Raton Jewish community ‘shocked, devastated’ by swastika found painted on car – Miami Herald13 Feb 2017 A huge swastika was found on a car Sunday morning in Boca Raton.  READ MORE »
Small blog showimage Spanish courts to try BDS leaders of Matisyahu boycott – Jerusalem Post13 Feb 2017 Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions activists in Spain will be tried in court for the boycott and harassment of Jewish American singer Matisyahu in the summer of 2015, a Spanish court ruled.   READ MORE »
Small blog                                635x357 Rivlin backs annexation with full rights for Palestinians – Times of Israel13 Feb 2017 Israeli President Reuven Rivlin said the controversial outpost legalization law should not be applied unless Israel extends its sovereignty to the entire West Bank.  READ MORE »
Small blog 4 Sophia-Marie Unterman: On Mardi Gras, are Jews still outsiders in New Orleans? – Forward13 Feb 2017 The city of New Orleans was founded by the French in 1718, and six years later colonial leaders began enforcing the Code Noir of 1615, which expelled all Jews from the colony and established Roman Catholicism as the only recognized religion.  READ MORE »
Small blog bds Groups involved in BDS campaign at University of Illinois using Israeli technology for own websites13 Feb 2017 Mexican organization Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán and Persian art collective Gharbzadegi are not the first – pro-BDS groups have been found to use WIX on multiple occasions, according to a 2013 report by the UK’s Zionist Federation (ZF). READ MORE »