WJC News Update – Shimon Peres honored by US Congress

News updates from the World Jewish Congress website – 27 June 2014

Lauder congratulates Peres on receiving Congressional Gold Medal

Israel’s outgoing President Shimon Peres on Thursday was bestowed with one of the highest honors of the US in a ceremony in Washington, DC.

No ‘Mein Kampf’ reprints as Germany agrees to stick with its ban – First Post

27 Jun 2014 Germany wants to uphold an effective post-war ban on the publication of Adolf Hitler’s manifesto Mein Camp after its copyright comes up for grabs at the end of next year, officials said Thursday.  READ MORE »

US Mideast envoy Martin Indyk quits after attempt at peace deal – Times of Israel

27 Jun 2014 Following collapse of US-brokered talks between Israel, Palestinians in April, Indyk to return to Brookings Institution. READ MORE »

Belgium’s foreign minister: Jewish security should be handled at ‘European level’ – Jerusalem Post

27 Jun 2014 Didier Reynders and other EU officials memorialize victims of Jewish Museum shooting to mark one month since the attack.  READ MORE »