Newsletter
17 - 21 October, 2017

STATEMENTS

EJC calls on European nations to take punitive action after attacks on Gothenburg synagogue and kosher restaurant in Amsterdam

The European Jewish Congress calls on Sweden and other European nations to take strong punitive action after Molotov cocktails were thrown at a synagogue in Gothenburg, an attack on a kosher restaurant in Amsterdam and demonstrators were heard chanting murderous slogans against Jews in several European cities over the weekend.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

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NEWS FROM COMMUNITIES

GREECE

Athens Holocaust memorial vandalized

Vandals stripped away inscriptions on the Holocaust memorial in Athens written by Elie Wiesel.

Monday, December 4, 2017

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Greek Jewish leader awarded German Cross of Merit

Τhe President of the Central Βoard of Jewish Communities in Greece, and President of the Jewish Community of Thessaloniki, David Saltiel, received on Thursday the Cross of Merit of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany for his contribution to German-Jewish cooperation.

Monday, November 6, 2017

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GERMANY

Germany “ashamed” over anti-Israel protests

The German government said on Monday it was “ashamed” of weekend demonstrations against the US decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital which saw some protesters chant antisemitic slogans and torch Israeli flags.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

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Jewish leader says antisemitism growing in Germany

The head of Germany’s Central Council of Jews, the country’s EJC affiliate, says that antisemitism is growing in the country, causing concern for a community that is otherwise blossoming more than seven decades after the Holocaust.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

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LIFE IN ISRAEL

Record number of women in army combat units

Israel’s army said on Sunday that the number of women serving in its combat units had reached a record level this year, as it seeks to further boost such participation.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

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Israel planning major new solar power station

A new solar power plant with nearly five times more capacity than Israel’s current largest solar array will be built in the north of the country with construction expected to begin as early as the first half of next year, according to draft proposal documents from the Ministry of Energy that were obtained by Calcalist.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

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Survey: Number of Reform Jews in Israel doubles

Israel’s population of Jews who identify with the liberal Reform movement has more than doubled over the past seven years, despite remaining considerably low, according to a new poll.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

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