WJC News Update – After terror attack, international Jewish leaders in solidarity mission to Brussels

News updates from the World Jewish Congress website – 06 June 2014


AMIA bombing: FIFA urged to keep one minute’s silence at Iran-Argentina soccer match

The Latin AmericanJewish Congress is calling for one minute’s silence in honor of the victims of the 1994 AMIA terrorist attack before the match between Argentina and Iran at the World Cup in Brazil.

After terror attack, international Jewish leaders in solidarity mission to Brussels

Leaders of the World Jewish Congress and the Belgian government have agreed to a form joint body to work together on issues facing the community.

Modern Language Association rejects anti-Israel resolution – Israel Hayom

06 Jun 2014 A prominent US scholars’ group has failed to pass a resolution critical of Israel and travel restrictions in the West Bank. READ MORE »

Australia drops ‘occupied’ label from East Jerusalem – Times of Israel

06 Jun 2014 Attorney general says the term is „freighted with pejorative implications” and „not useful.” READ MORE »

Citing brussels attack, Amsterdam ups security for Jewish centers – JTA

06 Jun 2014 Following the slaying of four people at Brussels’ Jewish museum in May, the City of Amsterdam has decided to increase security around Jewish centers indefinitely. READ MORE »

Vandals daub swastika on Bulgaria’s main synagogue

06 Jun 2014 During the Shavuot holiday, anti-Semitic graffiti was daubed on the notice board of the Sofia Synagogue, the third largest shul in Europe. READ MORE »

World Jewish Congress-US Calls on Washington not to recognize Fatah-Hamas government

03 Jun 2014 In light of reports that the US government plans to establish ties to work with the Fatah and Hamas technocratic government, the WJC-US called on the American government to withhold recognition and funding of the Palestinian Authority. READ MORE »

Israel: US sanctioning terrorism by okaying ties with Palestinian unity government – Jerusalem Post

03 Jun 2014 State Department says no plans to cut off aid despite some US lawmakers’ comments to the contrary, says the US „will be judging this government by its actions.” READ MORE »

Belgian Jewish leaders call on government to fund security – The Times of Israel

03 Jun 2014 Community members, other officials meet with country’s leaders in wake of deadly attack, request changes in Holocaust education. READ MORE »

Iranian commander says readying launch of air defense system more advanced than Russian S-300 – Jerusalem Post

02 Jun 2014 Iran claims domestic alternative employs advanced technology that „even Americans do not have.” READ MORE »

Israel warns against embracing newly reconciled Palestinian government – New York Times

02 Jun 2014 Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel called on the international community on Sunday “not to run to recognize” the new Palestinian government scheduled to be sworn in Monday, saying it “rests on Hamas,” the militant Islamic faction that Israel and much of the West deem a terrorist organization. READ MORE »