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Jerusalem Post: “European Jewish organizations call on all parties in Israel to pursue dialogue over conflict”

Two major Jewish European organizations released a statement, calling Israeli politicians to promote dialogue during this sensitive political situation of the judicial reforms.

Jewish News Syndicate: “Barcelona boycotts Israel”

“We’re saddened and outraged by the announcement of the mayor of Barcelona to temporarily suspend relations between the Catalan capital and Israel, including the twinning agreement with Tel Aviv,” the European Jewish Congress tweeted. “The act is no doubt motivated by deep-seated anti-Israel bias.”

New York Times: “The U.S. and Israel condemn Lavrov’s comments on the Holocaust”

Ariel Muzicant, the president of the European Jewish Congress, an organization that represents Jewish groups across the continent, said in a statement that Mr. Lavrov’s remarks were “Holocaust distortion at its most basic level.”

La Stampa: “La folle dichiarazione di Lavrov: “Gli Occidentali contro la Russia come Hitler con ebrei”

Stupore e condanna per le parole di Lavrov anche dal presidente del Congresso ebraico europeo, Ariel Muzicant.

Jewish News Syndicate: “Jewish groups slam Barcelona for mulling end to twinning agreement with Tel Aviv”

Pro-Israel groups are calling on authorities in Barcelona not to end the longstanding twinning of their city with Tel Aviv, with the European Jewish Congress (EJC) attributing the consideration of such a move to “deep-seated anti-Israel bias.”

El Debate: “Lavrov vuelve a desatar la ira de la comunidad judía con nuevas declaraciones antisemitas”

Ante las declaraciones antisemitas de Lavrov, el European Jewish Congress (EJC) difundió un comunicado en el que expresa «su conmoción y preocupación tras los comentarios del ministro de Relaciones Exteriores de la Federación Rusa".

Newsweek: “Russia Compares U.S., Western Allies to Hitler”

The European Jewish Congress (EJC) was also "appalled" by Lavrov's comments. EJC President Dr. Ariel Muzicant said this is not the first time Lavrov has references Holocaust and Hitler.

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European Jewish Congress and Conference of European Rabbis call on all parties in Israel to pursue dialogue over conflict

As representatives of the leading Diaspora organisations in Europe, and in affirming our unwavering affiliation and commitment to the security and welfare of Israel as a Jewish and democratic state based on the principles of its Declaration of Independence, we express our deep concern and sadness as we witness the current sharp divisions in Israel and the subsequent threat this has on the unity of the Jewish People and the security of our one Jewish State.