EJC Newsletter 13-15 March 2019

EJC Newsletter 13-15 March 2019

 

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Newsletter
13-15 March 2019
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STATEMENTS
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EJC CONDEMNS MASSACRE OF MUSLIM WORSHIPPERS IN NEW ZEALAND

“We send our deepest condolences to the people of New Zealand and Muslims across the world at this painful time. We stand in solidarity with the families of the victims and pray for a speedy recovery for those injured. The Jewish communities of Europe stand with you in this hour of pain,” said EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor.

Friday, March 15, 2019

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NEWS FROM COMMUNITIES
NORWAY
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NORWEGIAN PROSECUTORS SAY RAPPER WHO USED ANTISEMITIC INSULT WAS “CRITICISING ISRAEL”

A Norwegian rapper who cursed Jews at an event promoting multiculturalism will not be charged with hate speech because his words may have been “criticism of Israel.”

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

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POLAND
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FRONT PAGE OF POLISH NEWSPAPER RUNS PIECE ON ‘HOW TO SPOT A JEW’

A right-wing newspaper with national distribution in Poland ran on its front page an article that instructs readers on “how to recognise a Jew.”

Friday, March 15, 2019

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FRANCE
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FRENCH FAR-LEFT POLITICIAN JOKES ABOUT BURNING JEWS

French politician Taha Bouhafs, from Jean-Luc Melenchon’s far-left France Unbowed party, made a Holocaust joke online about burning Jews.

Friday, March 15, 2019

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BELGIUM
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FLEMISH PARTY LEADER CONDEMNS AALST CARNIVAL FLOAT

Bart de Wever, the leader of the Flemish Nationalist party N-VA, said that the antisemitic depiction of Jews in a carnival float in the town of Aalst was indefensible.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

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SPAIN
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LOCAL BOYCOTT AGAINST ISRAEL TO BE CHALLENGED AT SPAIN’S SUPREME COURT

The Spanish Supreme Court will consider an appeal against a local decision in the city of Gijón to declare itself a “Space free of Israeli Apartheid.”

Friday, March 15, 2019

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UNITED KINGDOM
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LEEDS UNIVERSITY UNION REJECTS MOTION ON FIGHTING ANTISEMITISM

The students’ union of Leeds University failed to pass a motion combatting antisemitism – triggering a campus-wide referendum on the issue.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

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