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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.

Increase in Aliyah to Israel in 2018

A total of 28,099 new immigrants arrived in Israel in 2018, an increase of 6.6% compared to 2017, according to statistics published by the country’s Central Bureau of Statistics.

Israel joining forces with Arab states to save coral from climate change destruction

Scientists from Israel and neighbouring Arab countries are joining forces to save Red Sea coral reefs from the threat of climate change.

European corporations flock to Israel’s Silicon Wadi

A new report reveals that the gap is narrowing between the number of European corporate branches in Silicon Valley and Israel's Silicon Wadi.

Israel to hold fresh election as Netanyahu fails to form coalition

Israeli lawmakers have voted to dissolve the Knesset, triggering a fresh election, which will be held on 17 September.

Israel transitions from Memorial to Independence Day

Israel abruptly crossed over from grief to jubilation at nightfall, as Memorial Day for the country’s fallen soldiers and terror victims came to a close and its 71st Independence Day began.

This is Israel: A year in pictures

To celebrate Israel’s 71st Independence, the country’s largest circulation daily Yediot Aharonot published a series of photographs showing the country in all its magnificence over the past year.

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Statements

EJC President Moshe Kantor praises French Parliament resolution on the fight against antisemitism

“Anti-Zionism is almost always just a mask for hatred of Jews and Jewish collectivity and is just the most modern manifestation of the oldest hatred.” said EJC President, Dr Moshe Kantor.

Dozens of world leaders confirmed their participation in the Fifth World Holocaust Forum in Jerusalem

Some 30 heads of state from around the world will attend the Fifth World Holocaust Forum, taking place on 23 January 2020, at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem and marking the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz and International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

EJC expresses condemnation and concern after shooting which killed two outside Halle synagogue

EJC has expressed great concern and condemnation after two were killed in a shooting near a synagogue while the Jewish community was observing Yom Kippur in the eastern German city of Halle.