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World Jewish Congress President Lauder demands Montana immediately ban planned neo-Nazi rally: ‘Alt-right march puts all of America at risk

NEW YORK - World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder is demanding that authorities in Montana immediately put a stop to an armed march being planned by neo-Nazis in the town of Whitefish on January 15, calling it “a dangerous and life-threatening rally that puts all of America at risk.”“When notorious and self-professed neo-Nazis announce that they are planning to march through a town carrying ‘high-profiled rifles’ in an action targeting ‘Jews, Jewish business, and everyone who supports either,’ the local authorities must respond with quick alarm and vigilance.“This rally crosses the line between freedom of expression and incitement to…
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New research: Anne Frank may not have been betrayed, but discovered by chance

WJC, The Jewish girl, whose diary became world-famous after the war, may have been discovered accidentally rather than by betrayal, according to new research.A new study suggests that Anne and her family may have been found after police began investigating a ration fraud. The raid on Prinsengracht 263 in Amsterdam saw all those in hiding captured and sent to the death camps.The Anne Frank House said: "The question has always been: Who betrayed Anne Frank and the others in hiding? This explicit focus on betrayal, however, limits the perspective on the arrest."It was hitherto believed that before the raid on…
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Israeli Gov't Recognizes 10,000th Momentum Trip Participant

Israel’s Ministry of Diaspora Affairs recognizes Laruen Buchwald of Phoenix as 10,000th Jewish mother to visit Israel on JWRP’s Momentum tripNEVE ILAN, Israel, Some 450 Jewish mothers from six countries around the world yesterday celebrated a life-changing Momentum trip to Israel, at a Jewish Women’s Renaissance Project (JWRP) mega event held in partnership with Israel’s Ministry of Diaspora Affairs. At the event, JWRP and the ministry recognized Lauren Buchwald, an English teacher from Phoenix, as the 10,000th Jewish mother to participate in the Israel journey.“I was totally surprised – and am so honored – to be recognized as JWRP's 10,000th…
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For Whom the Bell Tolls

It seems that it’s harder for all of us in Israel in 2016 to make ends meet. Families with a good income, who in the past knew how to keep their heads above water, today simply aren’t able to plan ahead and budget cleverly. The middle class is being worn down, and today more than ever, they need economic guidance for how to turn their minus into plus.Established in 2002, Paamonim is a leading organization promoting financial responsibility across Israel. Paamonim provides services to thousands of Israeli families in financial distress each year.Here is the story of one family: Family…
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New Poll Shows 83% of Israelis Think Donald Trump will be a ‘Pro-Israel President’

Ruderman Family Foundation releases new poll that finds vast majority of Israelis see Trump as Pro-Israel, although 48% think there is no chance he can lead to a peace deal between Israel and the PalestiniansJerusalem — A new poll conducted by the Ruderman Family Foundation found that an overwhelming 83% of Israelis envision President-elect Donald Trump as a ‘Pro-Israel president’. The study polled 500 Israelis that when asked if President-elect Trump would be a Pro-Israel president, 83% responded with a yes, while 17% thought otherwise.The poll, conducted by Dialog, asked Israelis a number of questions surrounding their views on the…
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Ahead of 1 Billion Lawsuit, First National Online Campaign Accuses Facebook of Inciting Terrorism

NEW YORK,  An Israel-based civil rights organization launched its first-ever online campaign in the U.S. today to build public support for a pair of major lawsuits against the social media giant, with a provocative video leveling unprecedented charges that Facebook is inciting terrorism around the world.The campaign, featuring a YouTube video (https://youtu.be/YfDSjoJDuxE) by Shurat HaDin – Israel Law Center, comes after the recent stabbing and car-ramming attack by an Ohio State University student, when investigators exposed the attacker’s Facebook rant urging people to follow the slain al-Qaida leader Anwar al-Awlaki.That attack and video underscore Shurat HaDin’s lawsuits against Facebook, Cohen…
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Ronald S. Lauder praises countries for helping Israel to fight fire blazes

The head of the World Jewish Congress (WJC) on Thursday expressed concern about the wild fires currently raging in Israel. WJC President Ronald S. Lauder said: “Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Israel, especially those in the areas most affected by the fires.” Wild fire spreading near Modiin on ThursdayWild fire spreading near Modiin on ThursdayThe WJC president thanked the countries – among them Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Greece, Italy, Jordan, Russia, Turkey, and the United States – providing emergency relief and support for Israel. However, he expressed indignation about the fact that despite the danger a number…
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French Jews hold protest against France's decision to abstain in key UNESCO vote on Jerusalem

France's Jewish umbrella bodies on Thursday rallied opposite the French Foreign Ministry in Paris to protest France's failure to vote against UNESCO resolutions that ignore Jewish ties to Jerusalem.CRIF, the political lobby group representing French Jewish communities, and the Consistoire, French Jewry’s organ responsible for religious services, called to join a protest rally on Thursday at the Quai d'Orsay. The gathering came in reaction to the passing of two resolutions on Jerusalem this month by UNESCO committees.France was among 26 countries that abstained from voting during the first resolution, at the UNESCO Executive Board last week. It refers to the…
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UNESCO panel adopts another decision denying Jewish link to Temple Mount

WJC, The World Heritage Committee of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on Wednesday adopted by a secret ballot a decision which accuses Israel of damaging the character of Jerusalem and ignores the Jewish and Christian connections to the holy sites in the city. Earlier, World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder had called on the 21 members of the committee to reject the “blatantly dishonest, inflammatory, and one-sided" text.Of the 20 WHC members who cast their vote, 10 voted in favor of the text, 8 abstained and 2 voted against. The members on the committee are…
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