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233 North Americans, 75 Lone Soldiers set to move to Israel

233 North Americans will board an El Al Boeing 777 chartered by Nefesh B’Nefesh and immigrate to Israel together from JFK Airport on August 16. The flight is being facilitated in cooperation with Israel’s Ministry of Aliyah & Immigrant Absorption, the Jewish Agency for Israel, Keren Kayemeth Le’Israel (KKL), JNF-USA and Tzofim-Garin Tzabar.The passengers include 75 young men and women who will become Israeli citizens and volunteer in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). They are moving to Israel as ‘Lone Soldiers’, youngsters who left their families in the US and Canada to move to Israel and volunteer for the Israeli…
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In Rio, IOC pays tribute to Israelis massacred at 1972 Munich Summer Olympics

WJC, Ahead of the opening of the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, the International Olympic Committee commemorated the 12 people, 11 of them Israelis, who were killed by Palestinian terrorists at the 1972 Olympics in Munich, Germany.The ceremony was held for the first time at a memorial site in the Olympic Village in the Brazilian city.Ankie Spitzer and Ilana Romano, widows of two of the murdered Israeli athletes, had been campaigning for years to have the Israelis officially commemorated. They were unsuccessful until Thomas Bach of Germany, became IOC president in September 2013.“We were very impressed with the design…
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MFA Director General Gold on the Palestinian move to sue Britain for issuing the Balfour Declaration

This initiative demonstrates yet again the continuing refusal of the Palestinian side to recognize the legitimate and indigenous connection of the Jewish people to their ancient homeland, alongside the recognition the Palestinians seek for their own rights.MFA Director-General Dr. Dore Gold issued this evening (Wednesday, 27 July 2016) the following statement on the Palestinian move to sue Britain for issuing the Balfour Declaration:In a revealing address given in the name of the Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas, before a meeting of the Arab League last week in Mauritania, Palestinian foreign minister, Riyad al-Maliki, asked for help to prepare a legal…
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French Jews Seek to Flee France

Amid Nice Terror Attack, Jews of France moving to IsraelThe Fellowship has received more than 5,000 calls in recent months from French Jews about aliyah, expects numbers to climb after latest attackNICE, France,  The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (The Fellowship), the main organization helping Jews of France immigrate to Israel (make aliyah), has received thousands of recent inquiries from French Jews seeking to go to Israel and expects that number to climb following Thursday’s terror attack in Nice.The Fellowship in June brought 82 Jews from across France to Israel, and, additionally, is preparing to bring more than 150…
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'No minority should live under a state of fear': Lauder condemns ‘horrific act of terror’ in Orlando

World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder on Sunday harshly condemned the vicious attack on an Orlando, Florida nightclub which left 50 people dead and dozens more wounded earlier in the evening, in the most severe hate crime in US history. "On behalf of world Jewry, I condemn this horrific act of terror and wish to express the Jewish people's solidarity with the victims and with the LGBT community,” Lauder said. “No minority should live under a state of fear simply because of who they are, and we must work together to root out hate in all its forms. My…
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Bill Clinton: 'I killed myself to give the Palestinians a state'

Former US President Bill Clinton has defended his efforts to secure peace between Israelis and Palestinians, saying: “I killed myself to give the Palestinians a state."WJC, Referring to his persistent efforts to bring Palestinians and Israelis to take steps toward peace, Clinton said: "I had a deal they turned down that would have given them all of Gaza.” The former US president made the remarks at an event last week in New Jersey in support of his wife Hillary's presidential campaign.According to a report by 'Politico' magazine, he was interrupted by a heckler who yelled "What about Gaza?"In response, Clinton…
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Fellowship Urges Jews to Make Holocaust Remembrance Day About Remaining Impoverished Survivors

Rabbi Eckstein: ‘We must honor the last survivors before it’s too late’JERUSALEM, The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (The Fellowship) is calling on Jews and Christians to change the way they mark Holocaust Remembrance Day, refocusing from only memorializing the victims to also helping the last living survivors who are largely living in poverty around the world.Holocaust Remembrance Day, or Yom HaShoah in Hebrew, begins at sundown May 4 and ends sunset May 5, with Jews around the world memorializing the six million Jews murdered in the Holocaust. Yom HaShoah is one of the most solemn national holidays in…
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'Hitler supported Zionism': Labour suspends former London mayor 'for bringing party into disrepute'

WJC, The controversy over widespread anti-Semitism in the British Labour Party widened on Thursday when Ken Livingstone, the former mayor of London and an ally of the leftist Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, made remarks on the subject which got him suspended "for bringing the party into disrepute."Jumping to the defense of Naz Shah, a Labour lawmaker who on Wednesday had apologized for an anti-Israel Facebook post, Livingstone alleged a “well-orchestrated campaign by the Israel lobby to smear anybody who criticizes Israeli policy as anti-Semitic."In a BBC interview, Livingstone claimed Shah had said nothing that amounted to anti-Semitism, although her remarks…
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US Liberators, Holocaust Survivors and Israeli Soldiers Get Last Chance to Unite at Auschwitz

FIDF ‘From Holocaust to Independence’ Delegation to Poland and Israel departs May 5NEW YORK, Next month, 50 Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) supporters from across the U.S. will embark on an unprecedented mission to Poland and Israel with Holocaust survivors, G.I. liberators, and Israel Defense Forces (IDF) soldiers.Led by FIDF National President Peter Weintraub and FIDF National Director and CEO Maj. Gen. (Res.) Meir Klifi-Amir, the eight-day “From Holocaust to Independence” mission will span Jewish history, from the darkest moments to the most inspiring. The American and Israeli soldiers and survivors will accompany the FIDF supporters on a…
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