WJC News Update – Cancellation of Argentina-Israel friendly match: A win for those who incite to terror

WJC News Update – Cancellation of Argentina-Israel friendly match: A win for those who incite to terror

 

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7 June 2018
Key WJC Activities
WJC Executive Committee sounds alarm over rise in anti-Semitism on both far-left and far-right 
The World Jewish Congress Executive Committee gathered in Prague this week for its bi-annual meeting, to discuss the pressing issues facing their communities around the world.
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WATCH:  A message from WJC President Ronald S. Lauder to the Executive Committee meeting in Prague
“I want to personally thanks Prime Minister Andrej Babiš and the Czech people for being a true friend of Israel and the Jewish people. We hope the move of the Embassy will happen very soon.”
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Cancellation of Argentina-Israel friendly match: A win for those who incite to terror
„Canceling the game in Jerusalem is a capitulation to anti-Israel extremism and a glaring example of the double standards and bias held against Israel,” WJC says.
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„It is time for the international community to wake up to the grave danger posed by Hamas”
WJC responds to the massive fires that broke out in southern Israel after militants in the Gaza Strip hurled flaming kites toward communities on the border.
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Hungarian Foreign Minister tells WJC: Hungary considers Israel strategic partner
Ensuring that the international community applies a balanced approach to Israel is among the most important goals of Hungary’s foreign policy, Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó says.
Daily News Hungary
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Current Focus Areas
ANTI-SEMITISM

 Jeremy Corbyn has ‘anti-Semitic views’ and makes Jewish people question their future in the UK, says Jewish leader
Jonathan Arkush, the outgoing President of the Board of Deputies, said British Jews were for the first time asking “do we have a future here?”
Telegraph
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Swedish Jewish group shuts down after Nazi threats
The association moved out of its premises in April last year, after swastikas were painted on the walls alongside antisemitic stickers which included pictures of the Nazi leader Adolf Hitler, the text ‘we know where you live’.
Local Sweden
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UNESCO publishes guide to anti-Semitism education
The manual, introduced by UNESCO Director General Audrey Azoulay, is geared toward youth, teachers, and political leaders alike.
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CIRCUMCISION

Danish Circumcision ban to go to Parliament 
A petition calling for a ban on male circumcision in Denmark will now go to parliament after organizers said Friday it had attracted more than the 50,000 signatures required.
The Local Denmark
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Estonia celebrates 10 years of first Jewish Community Center since WWII 
“We will be here forever,” a veteran member of the Estonian capital’s tiny Jewish community told The Jerusalem Post during a celebration of the community center’s 10th anniversary on Thursday.
Jerusalem Post
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Iraqi leader: Jews can return to Iraq
Sayyid Muqtada al-Sadr, a Shiite cleric whose Saairun party won the most seats in the Iraqi parliament in the May 2018 elections, does not rule out the return of Jews of Iraqi origin to Iraq.
Arutz Sheva
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 Review | A History of Jews in Germany since 1945 – Michael Brenner
Bernard Wasserstein considers a recent offering from German born American historian Michael Brenner, in his capacity as editor rather than author.
Jewish Chronicle
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