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CRIF 16h
- On the occasion of the European elections, the President of Crif, , calls for citizen mobilization. "On May 26, Vote for lists that defend democratic values and fundamental rights".
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WJC 1h
Israel is bracing for a fresh outbreak of wildfires. Fires in the Ben Shemen forest yesterday, caused by soaring temperatures and dry conditions, burned dozens of homes and forced 3,500 from their homes. Thank you to the firefighters fighting the blaze.
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WJC 11h
Antisemitic incidents in Belgium have nearly doubled since last year. In 2018, there were over 100 incidents in total. Even more shocking is that 39% of Belgium's Jews have reported being harassed just for being Jewish.
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WJC 14h
It's been five years. On May 24, 2014, a gunman opened fire at the Jewish Museum of Belgium, killing four innocent people. He was convicted in March for the murders. Four victims of Islamic terrorism and antisemitism. We remember their names, and all victims of terrorism.
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WJC 15h
Leaders from Latin America and the Muslim community joined for it's sixth annual inter-faith Iftar dinner, to break the Ramadan fast. To our Muslim friends, we wish you a Ramadan Kareem.
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Sebastian Kurz May 22
Ich bin bestürzt über die antisemitischen Schändungen der Fotos von Shoah Überlebenden. Ich verlange eine umgehende und lückenlose Aufklärung. darf in keinen Platz haben.
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WJC 17h
A severe heatwave has caused several fires throughout Israel, forcing families to be evacuated from their homes and a full mobilizations of the country's firefighters.
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WJC 20h
Europeans are voting in the European Parliament elections from May 23-26. The expected rise of far-right parties concerns a number of Jewish communities in Europe.
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WJC May 22
The approved a blatantly one-sided annual resolution on Wednesday,accusing Israel of perpetuating a health crisis in the Palestinian territories- while absolving the Palestinian authorities of any responsibility in the territories under their control.
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WJC May 22
Remains of over 1,000 Jewish victims of the Nazis excavated from the site of the Brest ghetto in Belarus have finally received a dignified burial. We must always honor the victims of Nazi brutality & ensure each one receives proper Jewish burials.
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WJC May 22
A recent study revealed that there were 344 antisemitic incidents in US schools last year. Write your representative in support of the Never Again Education Act to grant funds to provide Holocaust education in American schools:
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WJC May 22
After the recent rise in antisemitism around the world, we’re curious if you are feeling or acting any differently. Please take this important survey which will be shared with the United Nations and world leaders:
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WJC May 22
A square in Paris' 17th arrondissement will be dedicated to the three Jewish children who were murdered by an Islamist gunman at their school in Toulouse in 2012. The names of Arie and Gabriel Sandler and Myriam Monsonego will be remembered.
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Jewish News Syndicate May 21
Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven announces a government inquiry to look into “a ban on racist organizations and the criminalization of participation in such organizations.”
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WJC May 21
This year's Eurovision Song Contest was a huge success! The streets of Tel Aviv were filled with unbelievable energy and diversity. Congratulations to the Netherlands for winning the competition, we'll see you there next year!
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WJC May 21
The stumbling stones - small brass bricks in the pavement - are placed outside the last known homes of people who were killed in the Holocaust. There are 700,000 of them in streets across Europe. Sweden will soon get its first three.
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WJC May 21
New Zealand has charged the Christchurch mosque shooter with terrorism, for the murder of 51 people this past March. The charge carries a maximum penalty of life in prison.
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Auschwitz Memorial May 20
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WJC May 20
Polish PM 's statement - that providing restitution to Jews for property stolen during the Holocaust would be ‘Hitler’s posthumous victory’ - is reprehensible. We hope the prime minister will retract or deny this deeply offensive statement.
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WJC May 20
Two Chicago synagogues were targeted in a series of suspected hate crimes over the weekend, which authorities are investigating.
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