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ADL Monitoring Anti-Israel Rallies Globally: Anti-Semitic Images Appear in Arabic Language Media Following Trump Action on Jerusalem

New York, NY,  Anti-Semitism has emerged in forms both subtle and overt at anti-Israel rallies taking place globally in response to President Trump’s announcement on Jerusalem last week, according to a new analysis by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL).ADL experts are monitoring incidents globally and in the United States. While there have been serious incidents overseas, including the firebombing of Jewish community sites in Sweden and hate-filled remarks by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey, several protests in the United States have been marred by anti-Semitic chants and expressions as well.Virulent anti-Israel protests were held in more than a dozen cities…
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PM Netanyahu's remarks at the meeting of EU Foreign Ministers in Brussels

​Europe and Israel are important partners in three main ​areas: in the area of security, in the area of prosperity, in the area of peace. In security, Israeli intelligence has prevented dozens of terrorist attacks, many of them on European soil, and I think countless lives have been saved as a result of this cooperation.​​Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, today (Monday, 11 December 2017), at the European Council headquarters in Brussels was welcomed by EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini and made the following remarks:"I thank you for this invitation, Federica, and also to the Government…
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Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Twitter, and ADL Announce Lab to Engineer New Solutions to Stop Cyberhate

New York, NY -  Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Twitter and other leading technology companies are joining with the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), the world’s leading organization combating anti-Semitism and hate of all kinds, to establish a Cyberhate Problem-Solving Lab to counter the growing amount of hate speech online. Engaging engineers and focused on technical solutions, the companies and ADL will collaborate to exchange ideas, investigate areas of common risk and opportunity, and seek to devise new approaches to identify and address cyberhate.This strategy builds on recent models where leading companies have cooperated on large-scale issues of the public interest, such as addressing…
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JWV Welcomes Greater Accountability for VA Employees

The Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017 (S. 1094) was signed on June 23, 2017 to the great relief of many veterans who have suffered due to negligent VA employees and practices. This bill, nicknamed the “You’re Fired” bill, allows managers to fire employees with less evidence and it shortens the appeals process.This bill was in response to the 2014 VA Scandal, where veterans died waiting for care at the Phoenix VA medical center. JWV quickly took up action on this issue, and we have been raising awareness on the issue ever since. This year,…
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Swiss Town Returns Painting Looted during World War II

Following a lengthy legal battle, the town of La Chaux-de-Fonds, in the Swiss canton of Neuchâtel, has agreed to return a John Constable painting, “Dedham from Langham,” to the family of its original owners.The painting was one of 60 works of art looted in 1942 by the collaborationist Pro-Nazi Vichy authorities from John and Anna Jaffe, British nationals of German Jewish heritage who were then living in France.The painting was subsequently bought by a Swiss national and bequeathed to the La Chaux-de-Fonds' Fine Arts Museum upon his death in 1986.The Jaffe heirs' legal claim was filed in 2006 and initially…
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Alona Barkat: Israeli inspiration taking the soccer world by storm

​Alona Barkat, an Israeli woman who is also the owner of Hapoel Beer Sheva soccer team, is breaking barriers and taking the soccer world by storm.​​​​Get inspired by Alona Barkat, an Israeli woman who is breaking barriers and taking the soccer world by storm. Barkat is the owner of Hapoel Beer Sheva, the soccer team that represents the Southern Israeli city of Beer Sheva. Under Barkat's leadership, Hapoel Beer Sheva has transformed from a struggling local soccer team to one of Israel's leading football clubs. With thousands of fans, two national championships in the past two years, and a spirit…
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In landmark ruling, US court allows heirs of Jewish art dealers to sue Germany for restitution

WJC, A district court in the United States on Friday granted permission to the descendants of Jewish art collectors to sue Germany in the United States over objects allegedly obtained from their ancestors under duress during the Nazi era.The ruling comes three years after a German commission ruled that the owners of the collection – known as the Welfenschatz, or Guelph Treasure – were not forced to sell it by the Nazis. the Washington DC District Court ruled that claims regarding the collection – which Dresdner Bank purchased on behalf of Hitler’s deputy, Hermann Göring, in 1935 – can be…
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230 Ukrainian Immigrants Arrive in Israel for Passover, Part of Effort to Rescue Embattled Jews

JERUSALEM, More than 200 new immigrants (“olim”) from Ukraine landed at Tel Aviv’s Ben-Gurion Airport on a flight organized by the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (The Fellowship), allowing many of the olim to celebrate the Jewish Festival of Freedom of Passover in Israel for the first time. The Freedom Flight is part of The Fellowship’s ongoing rescue of embattled Jews around the world. Israel's minister of immigration and absorption, Sofa Landver, greeted the olim, who included 78 families, with four Holocaust survivors and more than 40 children. Most are expected to settle in Israel’s north and center of…
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Holocaust survivor, 86, from Brooklyn returning to Auschwitz for 1st time, with Israeli army officers

Friends of the IDF ‘From Holocaust to Independence’ Delegation to Poland and Israel, April 24-May 3 NEW YORK, Forty Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) supporters from across the United States will embark on an unprecedented mission to Poland and Israel April 24-May 3 with Holocaust survivors – one of whom is returning to Auschwitz for the first time since her liberation – and Israel Defense Forces (IDF) soldiers and officers.Joining the delegation will be Auschwitz survivor Bronia Brandman, 86, who was born in Jaworzno, Poland, and watched two of her sisters being sent to the gas chambers at Auschwitz-Birkenau.…
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