WJC News Update – At Stockholm rally, Lapid accuses Swedish FM of anti-Semitism

WJC News Update – At Stockholm rally, Lapid accuses Swedish FM of anti-Semitism

 

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Small blog moletai In first, Lithuania town marks 75th anniversary of massacre of Jews with high-profile event – Associated PressPresident Dalia Grybauskaite says commemoration of Moletai massacres shows the Baltic country is becoming more „open and tolerant.”
Small blog rally At Stockholm rally, Lapid accuses Swedish FM of anti-Semitism – Times of IsraelAn attack on Jews not based in fact has a name, Yesh Atid leader says, advising Wallstrom to look into true rights abuses in Mideast.
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Small blog mladenov UN official: Demolition of unauthorized Palestinian village would be sign of Israeli annexation goals29 Aug 2016 Nickolay Mladenov, the UN’s Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, made remarks in report to Security Council in New York.  READ MORE »
Small blog halva Brussels Air agrees to serve Israeli snack on flights after Jerusalem outcry – Times of Israel29 Aug 2016 The move comes after the Foreign Ministry embarked on a campaign to have Brussels Airlines rethink the decision not to stock Achva halva, accusing the airline of joining a boycott of Israel. A spokesperson for the carrier told The Times of Israel last week that it had no interest in any boycotts or in being involved in politics.   READ MORE »
Small blog italy Italy’s national Jewish museum joins cultural sites donating a day of proceeds to earthquake relief – JTA29 Aug 2016 Meanwhile, more than 20 volunteers from the Israeli aid organization IsraAid have been working in the earthquake zone since Thursday along with other relief organizations, including volunteers from Islamic Relief Italia.  READ MORE »
Small blog refugees Rabbis deny report of Louisville synagogue resettling Jewish Syrian refugees – JTA29 Aug 2016 On Friday, JTA received an anonymous report that an unnamed Conservative synagogue in the city had welcomed three Syrian Jewish families. The report provided the names and some personal details of the families, but did not name the synagogue. Other publications have since published the report.  READ MORE »
Small blog z20589647q kibole widzewa Polish football fans burn Jewish effigies, perform Nazi salutes in anti-Semitic outburst29 Aug 2016 Around 50 supporters of a Polish soccer team burned Jewish effigies and performed Nazi salutes before a game last Friday.  READ MORE »
Small blog 2119295270 Veteran Israeli politician Ben-Eliezer dies at 80 – Israel Hayom29 Aug 2016 Longtime Labor MK and former defense minister eulogized across the spectrum • President Rivlin: He dedicated his life to safeguarding Israel.   READ MORE »
Small blog 3008 Seventeen Jewish graves desecrated in Belfast cemetery – Guardian29 Aug 2016 Up to eight youths, some using hammers, attacked the graves in a Belfast cemetery in Northern Ireland on Friday evening.  READ MORE »