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Jerusalem is our capital. We will continue to build in it and foreign embassies, led by the US embassy, will move to Jerusalem. It will happen.​

PM Netanyahu's remarks at the launch of Assuta Hospital in Ashdod:The State of Israel flatly rejects this vote even before it is held. Jerusalem is our capital. We will continue to build in it and foreign embassies, led by the US embassy, will move to Jerusalem. It will happen.​Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife, along with – inter alia – former Health Minister Yaakov Litzman and Assuta Chairman Shuki Shemer, attended the launch of Assuta Hospital in Ashdod.The following is an excerpt from the Prime Minister's remarks:"Today is a very important day in Israel and outside Israel.Jerusalem is the…
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ADL to Challenge Justice Department Religious Liberty Guidance Calls it a “Roadmap for Discrimination”

New York, NY- - The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today expressed deep concern about guidance issued by the Department of Justice on how the Trump Administration should interpret religious liberty protections in federal law.Jonathan A. Greenblatt, ADL CEO, issued the following statement:This is a destructive and discriminatory policy that is using religious beliefs as an excuse to weaken anti-discrimination laws and to infringe on the rights of religious minorities, women, and LGBT persons. The government should not be in the business of sanctioning discrimination in the name of religion. ADL will continue to stand up against government-funded religious discrimination in Congress,…
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Alice and Nahum Lainer Family Foundation Donates Transformative Endowment Gift to Sinai Akiba Academy

Los Angeles, California - Today, Sinai Akiba Academy, located near the border of Westwood and Beverly Hills, took a remarkable step forward in securing a vibrant and sustainable future for our School and community. The School is thrilled to announce that it has received an extraordinary endowment gift from the Alice and Nahum Lainer Family Foundation to enhance tuition assistance and educational programming. In recognition of its generosity, we will rename Sinai Akiba Academy: Alice and Nahum Lainer School.Rabbi David Wolpe, The Max Webb Senior Rabbi of Sinai Temple, said, “This gift from Alice and Nahum Lainer is a remarkable…
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WJC President Lauder commends Comerica for closing anti-Israel group’s bank account

WJC, World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder on Friday praised the Dallas-based Comerica Bank for its decision to close an account held by an anti-Israel organization, calling it a “bold and commendable” move and an encouraging demonstration of the State of Texas’ commitment to enforcing its anti-terror and anti-BDS laws.“On behalf of the World Jewish Congress, I applaud Comerica for this bold and commendable decision to shut down the bank account of the virulent anti-Israel organization, the International Association of Democratic Lawyers,” Lauder said.“The IADL consistently demonizes Israel and defends those who incite against it. In penalizing the IADL,…
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Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Day 2017

​The Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Day ceremony is held in the presence of the President of the State of Israel and the Prime Minister, dignitaries, survivors, children of survivors and their families, together with the general public.​The central state ceremony marking the start of Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Day in Israel will be held at Yad Vashem on Sunday night, April 23rd 2017. The ceremony is held in the presence of the President of the State of Israel and the Prime Minister, dignitaries, survivors, children of survivors and their families, together with the general public. Yad Vashem:Holocaust Remembrance…
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UN Secretary General Guterres to address World Jewish Congress Plenary Assembly in New York

Amid mounting concerns about the bias against Israel at the United Nations, the world body’s new secretary general, António Guterres, will speak to the more than 600 representatives of Jewish communities in over 90 countries who are gathering in New York from Sunday through Tuesday for the Plenary Assembly of the World Jewish Congress (WJC).Guterres’ speech at the opening dinner on 23 April 2017, at 18:00 EST (6 o’clock p.m.), marks the first time the UN’s most senior official will address such a gathering of international Jewish leaders.The Plenary Assembly, which is supreme decision-making body of the WJC, will hear…
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Schusterman Family Foundation Selects 30 Outstanding Jewish Leaders for Global Fellowship

Fellows will build their capacity to lead while addressing specific organizational and communal challenges during executive leadership development program WASHINGTON, DC, The Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation announced today that it has selected 30 outstanding Jewish professional and volunteer leaders from around the world for the third cohort of the Schusterman Fellowship. The Fellowship is an executive-level leadership program that features individualized professional development experiences and empowers Fellows to address specific needs within their organizations.The new cohort of Fellows hails from Jewish and secular nonprofits, as well as business and government sectors, across the U.S., Israel, Australia and Europe.…
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Israel's Consul General in Toronto Says Israel Will Help Grow Canada's Russian-Jewish Community

Limmud FSU Canada, Toronto’s largest Russian-Jewish event, held March 25-27 TORONTO, Israel’s Consul General in Toronto, Galit Baram, told the Limmud FSU Canada conference here yesterday that the Israeli government will help Canada’s Russian-speaking Jewish community “grow and flourish.”“It's heartwarming to see so many motivated young Russian-speaking Jews getting together in the framework of this major Jewish event in the heart of Canada, and to witness the inspiring work being done,” Baram told Limmud FSU Canada participants. “We will do everything in our power to help it continue to grow and flourish.” Baram added: “The work Limmud FSU is doing…
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Ambassadors Against BDS: 2,000 gather at United Nations HQ in New York in support of Israel

The World Jewish Congress and Israel’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations on Wednesday hosted more than 2,000 dignitaries, public officials, NGO representatives at the UN headquarters for the second Ambassadors Against BDS summit. The opening session of the conference was held in the iconic General Assembly Hall of the United Nations. US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said: "The effort to delegitimize the state of Israel being waged on college campuses and the anti-Israel obsession at the UN are one in the same. They both seek to deny Israel’s right to exist. [...] They are both extensions…
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