Crown Prince of Bahrain demands that Hamas release Israeli hostages

Bahrain’s Crown Prince and Prime Minister Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa blasts the “intolerable” situation in Gaza and calls on Hamas to immediately release the roughly 240 hostages held in the enclave.

“I don’t think any Arab leader has called on Hamas to do this…So it is a time for straight talking,” Khalifa says ahead of the annual Manama Dialogue security summit.

He unequivocally condemned the Hamas October 7 attacks, calling them “barbaric” and “horrific”.

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EJC holds General Assembly in Vienna

Leaders from over 30 Jewish communities across Europe gathered in Austria to discuss recent developments, exchange best practices, and address opportunities and challenges ahead in the aftermath of the Hamas massacre on October 7, 2023.