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Israel thwarted at least 560 significant terror attacks in 2019

The head of Israel’s internal security service Shin Bet Nadav Argaman said that Israel thwarted more than 560 “significant” terror attacks throughout 2019.

Hundreds of Jews secretly left Muslim countries for Israel in recent years

Nearly 2,500 Jews have secretly left countries hostile to Israel in recent years, almost all of them with Muslim majorities.

Jerusalem rated fastest growing tourist destination of 2019

Jerusalem was ranked the world's most popular and fastest growing tourist destination by UK-based Euromonitor International.

Holocaust survivors reunited in Israel after 75 years

Two Holocaust survivors that were convinced that the other had been killed by the Nazis reunited in Israel after 75 years.

Israeli President Rivlin gives Netanyahu mandate to form new government

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin formally gave Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu four weeks to form a government.

Israel’s Central Election Committee announces “almost final election results”

Israel’s Central Election Committee (CEC) announced around the “almost final” results of the elections. The results confirmed the latest results reported, giving Benny Gantz’s Blue and White 33 seats and Binyamin Netanyahu’s Likud 31 seats.

Unofficial Israeli election results show Likud and Blue & White parties tied for first place

Israel’s Central Election Committee published the first results based on counted votes on Wednesday morning. At 10.48 a.m., 3,491,496 votes had been counted – or 54.61% of the casted ballots.

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Dr. Moshe Kantor addresses 48 world leaders gathered in Jerusalem for Fifth World Holocaust Forum

The President of the World Holocaust Forum Foundation and the European Jewish Congress, Dr. Moshe Kantor addressed 48 world leaders at the Fifth World Holocaust Forum. The historic event, titled “Remembering the Holocaust, Fighting Antisemitism,” was organised by the World Holocaust Forum Foundation in cooperation with Yad Vashem, under the auspices of the President of the State of Israel.

World leaders descend on Israel for World Holocaust Forum

48 world leaders arrived in Israel to attend the Fifth World Holocaust Forum, marking the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp.

EJC welcomes decision by Swedish PM to adopt international definition of antisemitism

The European Jewish Congress welcomes the decision by Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven to endorse the working definition of antisemitism of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA).