This Week in The Cable – WJC regrets Paraguay’s decision to relocate embassy from Jerusalem back to Tel Aviv

This Week in The Cable – WJC regrets Paraguay’s decision to relocate embassy from Jerusalem back to Tel Aviv

WJC regrets Paraguay’s decision to relocate embassy from Jerusalem back to Tel Aviv
“We profoundly hope that the two countries will be able to mend the rift that this decision has created and resume their crucial diplomatic relationship within the international arena,” WJC President Ronald S. Lauder said.
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WJC calls Labour’s decision to adopt IHRA definition of antisemitism step in right direction: “We hope action will be forthcoming”
The World Jewish Congress has stood beside its affiliate, the Board of Deputies of British Jews, in urging Labour to adopt the definition in full, and has advocated for years to all members of IHRA to do the same.
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WJC tells World Summit on Counter-Terrorism: “Civil society and government authorities must work together to defeat this modern evil”
“The WJC does not seek to duplicate or replace the role of law enforcement authorities. We do, however, strive to raise awareness of  threats facing Jewish communities, to enhance and support the efforts of governments to provide security, and to facilitate cooperation between them and the communities,” said WJC CEO Robert Singer.
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Raising a generation of children soldiers in Palestinian territoriesJoin Professor Gerald Steinberg, Founder and President of NGO Monitor, as he sits down with the WJC in discussing the indoctrination of children in Palestinian territories.
ANTISEMITISM
The UK Labour Party has voted to adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of antisemitism earlier this week. Organizations applauded the move but recognized it as only the first step in rectifying the many controversies that arose this summer; Bus stops in London were plastered in offensive posters calling the State of Israel a racist endeavor. London Mayor, Sadiq Khan, quickly ordered the removal of the offensive signs.
ISRAEL
Australia’s new Minister for Foriegn Affairs Marise Payne has announced that her country will continue its support of Israel; A new census has shown that Israel’s population stands at 8.9 million people, a 162,000 person increase since last year – and 89% of those surveyed in the country say they are satisfied with their lives; Singer Lana Del Ray has announced that she will no longer be performing in Israel as she could not schedule a second concert in the Palestinian territories, following a push by BDS activists; Colombian President Ivan Duque has declared that his predecessor’s decision to recognize Palestine is irreversible; Thursday marked four years since Avera Mengistu, an Israeli with serious mental illness, was taken captive by Hamas.
NEWS FROM THE COMMUNITIES
An Ancient Torah Scroll once owned by the Brazilian emperor was removed from Brazil’s National Museum prior to the building being destroyed in a devastating fire earlier this week, thus saved from destruction. The Polish city of Lodz and its local Jewish community held a ceremony marking the 74th anniversary of the liquidation of the Lodz Ghetto, which held 164,000, over 65,000 Jews of whom were subsequently sent to death camps. Chief Rabbi of the UK, Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, has issued a directive for Orthodox Jewish Schools to provide support for LGBTQ+., stating a religious duty to support young people and their allies; While only a few thousand Jews still live in India, over 60 synagogues remain standing in Mumbai, providing an in-depth history of the  local Jewish community.