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Heartening Photo shows Jewish and Muslim emergency responders taking joint prayer break

A heartening photo emerged in Israel on social media of two emergency responders — a Jew and a Muslim — standing alongside their ambulance vehicle and praying in their respective traditions.

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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Statements

A message to all our friends and communities from the European Jewish Congress 

Formally, our communities may have closed their doors and events have been cancelled, but never have these communities been so open. There is an outpouring of warmth and generosity in our communities we can truly be proud of.

EJC expresses outrage at mass display of public antisemitism at Aalst Carnival

EJC expresses outrage at the appalling mass display of open antisemitism during carnival celebrations in the Belgian city of Aalst and stands in solidarity with its affiliate, the Coordinating Committee of Belgian Jewish Organisations (CCOJB).

Dr. Moshe Kantor bestows Golden Vision award on Pope Francis

In a private meeting with Pope Francis in the Vatican, EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor bestowed the 2020 Golden Vision award on Pope Francis as a token of appreciation for his message of brotherhood between Jews and Christians and his unrelenting commitment to younger generations and promoting solutions to the moral and ethical challenges of our time.