WJC News Update – Lauder at WJC gathering in Jerusalem: ‘Arab Spring has turned into winter’

WJC News Update – Lauder at WJC gathering in Jerusalem: ‘Arab Spring has turned into winter’

News updates from the World Jewish Congress website – 22 October 2013

Lauder at WJC gathering in Jerusalem: ‘Arab Spring has turned into winter’

At a WJC-sponsored forum in Jerusalem the ambassadors to Israel of the US, Russia and Germany discussed prospects for the Middle East. Yair Lapid, Avigdor Lieberman and Rick Perry adressed a WJC dinner.

Neo-Nazi tattoos fall out of fashion in Greece after Golden Dawn crackdown – The Guardian

22 Oct 2013 Doctors and tattooists in Greece have reported a surge in requests for the removal or camouflaging of neo-Nazi tattoos after the recent crackdown on the far-right Golden Dawn party. READ MORE »

Canada to help preserve Holocaust survivors’ testimonies – JTA

22 Oct 2013 The funding from the federal Citizenship and Immigration department will go to four Jewish organizations in Canada to gather video testimony from Shoah survivors.  READ MORE »

Washington says talk of easing Iran sanctions is ‘premature’ – Voice of America

22 Oct 2013 US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew suggested that sanctions relief could come before Iran fully suspends its suspected nuclear weapons program – a tactic rejected by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. READ MORE »

Australian government’s support of Israel alienates local Palestinians – Haaretz

22 Oct 2013 Australia’s new conservative government has been widely welcomed by the mainstream Jewish community. Not so the Palestinian community.  READ MORE »