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European Jewish Congress Commends the Foreign Ministers Decision to Place Hezbollah's Military Wing on EU Terror List European Jewish Congress Commends the Foreign Ministers Decision to Place Hezbollah?s Military Wing on EU Terror List
President of the European Jewish Congress has welcomed but expressed cautious optimism after Hezbollah’s military wing was added to the list of proscribed terrorist organizations in the European Union during a Foreign Affairs Council meeting.

Monday, July 22, 2013
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UPDATES FROM OUR COMMUNITIES
UNITED KINGDOM
Ukrainian students arrested for UK mosque attacks Ukrainian students arrested for UK mosque attacks
Two Ukrainian engineering students aged 22 and 25 respectively on work placements at a hi-tech computer company were being questioned yesterday after police revealed they had uncovered evidence of a third bombing close to a mosque in the West Midlands.
Monday, July 22, 2013
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Scottish Jews concerned by anti-Muslim attacks Scottish Jews concerned by anti-Muslim attacks
The leading Jewish community organisation in Scotland has voiced its fears at an increase in reported anti-Muslim incidents following the death of soldier Lee Rigby.
Monday, July 22, 2013
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FRANCE
French MP could be prosecuted for Hitler comments French MP could be prosecuted for Hitler comments
Prosecutors in France are to examine whether one of the country’s MPs can be charged with „justifying a crime against humanity” after he evoked the Nazi holocaust of Gypsies during World War Two while involved in a heated exchange with a group of French travellers.
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
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French MP's wants UNESCO recognition for Jewish Provence French MP’s wants UNESCO recognition for Jewish Provence
The region in southern France where Jewish settlement flourished under the Avignon popes in the Middle Ages could become a UNESCO heritage site after a group of local politicians appealed to the French government to make such an application.
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
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France marks Vel d'Hiv anniversary France marks Vel d’Hiv anniversary
France’s minister in charge of former combattants, Kader Arif, once again asserted the responsibility of France during WWII for its part in the round-up of the country’s Jews and their deportation to the death camps.
Monday, July 22, 2013
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French Jewish leader meets president French Jewish leader meets president
Roger Cukierman, the president of France’s Jewish umbrella organisation and EJC affiliate, CRIF, expressed his concern over rising anti-Semitism in a meeting with the the president of France François Hollande.
Monday, July 22, 2013
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French Jews protest bill to label kosher meat French Jews protest bill to label kosher meat
Jewish and Muslim leaders in France have protested a proposed bill currently under discussion in the Senate which seeks to apply discriminatory labelling to kosher and halal meat.
Monday, July 22, 2013
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GREECE
Greece bans Golden Dawn youth festival Greece bans Golden Dawn youth festival
Permission given to the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party to hold a youth rally at the park of the Port Fund in Kalamata, Greece, on August 2-5 has been withdrawn by authorities.
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
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IRELAND
Ireland wants its Jews to return Ireland wants its Jews to return
Irish Jews want former emigrants from their community to return to Ireland to celebrate their Jewish Irish heritage.

Monday, July 22, 2013
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LATVIA
Latvian president cool on Holocaust commemoration Latvian president cool on Holocaust commemoration
Latvian President Andris Berzins has yet to confirm his participation in a memorial ceremony for Jewish Holocaust victims during President Shimon Peres’ visit to Latvia next week.
Monday, July 22, 2013
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THE NETHERLANDS
Dutch supermarkets ban settlement produce Dutch supermarkets ban settlement produce
Two of the largest supermarket chains in the Netherlands have removed from their shelves all products manufactured in Israeli settlements and another asked its suppliers to verify the origin of items marked „Made in Israel.”
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
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SERBIA
Gravestones vandalised at Serbian Jewish cemetery Gravestones vandalised at Serbian Jewish cemetery
Vandals toppled, damaged or destroyed 39 grave markers in the Jewish cemetery in Subotica, Serbia last week.

Monday, July 22, 2013
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NEWS
GLOBAL NEWS
EU to maintain contact with Hezbollah despite ban EU to maintain contact with Hezbollah despite ban
The EU is planning to issue a statement promising to maintain contacts with the political wing of Hezbollah and to keep humanitarian aid flowing to Syrian refugees in Lebanon
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
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EU seeks code on settlement goods by end of year EU seeks code on settlement goods by end of year
EU Foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton wants an EU code on retail labels of Israeli settlement products by the end of the year.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013
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Palestinians keeping options open ahead of peace talks Palestinians keeping options open ahead of peace talks
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas warned in comments published Monday that „all options are open” if there is no substantive progress in Israeli-Palestinian negotiations.
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
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Syria accused of gassing Palestinian refugee camp Syria accused of gassing Palestinian refugee camp
Syria’s Western-backed opposition group has accused President Bashar Assad’s forces of using chemical arms to attack a Palestinian enclave of Damascus.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013
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Israel opens virtual embassy for Gulf States Israel opens virtual embassy for Gulf States
Israel has followed the path of United States foreign policy on the Middle East, by opening a „virtual embassy” on Twitter called Israel in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
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EU Commissioner warns of far-Right threat EU Commissioner warns of far-Right threat
Creeping racism and xenophobia in Europe may contribute to an upsurge of far-right MEPs following European Parliament elections next May.
Monday, July 22, 2013
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Germany opposes new EU settlement guidelines Germany opposes new EU settlement guidelines
Germany has distanced itself from the new European Union guidelines instructing the banning cooperation with entities over the Green Line, a foreign policy spokesman in the Bundestag announced on Friday.
Monday, July 22, 2013
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Iran slams renewal of Israel Palestinian talks Iran slams renewal of Israel Palestinian talks
Iran has voiced opposition to a US-mediated resumption of peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians, predicting the Jewish state would never agree to withdraw from occupied Arab lands.
Monday, July 22, 2013
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Argentine Jews demand justice from Iran Argentine Jews demand justice from Iran
Argentine Jewish leaders have harshly criticised their government on the 19th anniversary of the nation’s deadliest terror attack, for dealing with Iran in ways they fear will only guarantee more impunity for those responsible.
Monday, July 22, 2013
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Original Schindler's list up for auction on eBay Original Schindler’s list up for auction on eBay
Two collectors from California have put Schindler’s List up for auction on eBay – and are asking for bids starting at $3million.

Monday, July 22, 2013
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Struggling to preserve an ancient Iranian Jewish language Struggling to preserve an ancient Iranian Jewish language
As elderly former Iranian Jews pass on, the ancient Jewish language of Judeo-Kashani, is now on the verge of extinction.

Monday, July 22, 2013
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EJC ISRAELI PRESS REVIEW
Israeli Press Review of 23.07.2013 – Terrorists to be released to re-start talks
– Haredi draft bill passes first reading
– Holocaust survivors call on Knesset to overturn government changes
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
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Israeli Press Review of 22.07.2013 – Cabinet to decide on Palestinian prisoners’ release, peace talks resumption
– Netanyahu backs referendum for any future peace deal
– Peres hosts Iftar dinner
Monday, July 22, 2013
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