WJC President Lauder: ‘There is only one Jewish state in the world and it is our solemn duty to make sure it continues to thrive’

WJC President Lauder: ‘There is only one Jewish state in the world and it is our solemn duty to make sure it continues to thrive’

 

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Newsletter focus global WJC President Lauder: “There is only one Jewish state in the world and it is our solemn duty to make sure it continues to thrive”World Jewish Congress hosts 70 Jewish leaders from 40 countries for special mission aimed at strengthening Diaspora-Israel relations; In address to MFA’s Global Forum for Combating Anti-Semitism, Lauder says: We must stand up to anti-Semites and outnumber them
Newsletter focus letter Jewish organizations issue joint letter condemning MEP Ana Gomes’s anti-Semitic remarks„Without effective counter-speech from responsible civil servants and responsible elected officials, Ms. Gomes’s words threaten to become the norm and to open the floodgates for other forms of hate speech (including against Muslims and others),” says the letter.
Newsletter focus argentina After 26 years, Argentine government joins ceremony to commemorate terrorist attack on Israeli embassy – JTAFriday’s ceremony also was held for the first time at the country’s human rights center rather than the site of the bombing.
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