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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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Hillary Clinton Will Bring 'Trust' Back to US-Israel Ties, Women Leaders Say

Remarks came in panel about Golda Meir, at the Limmud FSU Conference in Parsippany, NJPARSIPANNY, N.J., The U.S.-Israel relationship will improve if Hillary Clinton is elected president, participants at a panel on women leaders said today at Limmud FSU New York, which drew more than 1,000 Russian-speaking Jews from around the country.In answer to a question, Susan Stern, a longtime supporter of Hillary Clinton and major leader in the New York and national Jewish communities, predicted that Clinton will foster an “atmosphere of trust” between the two countries and between the White House and Israeli leadership. If Clinton “becomes president,…
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MFA Director General Gold arrives in Turkey

​Director General Gold and Chief of Cabinet Cohen met with Turkish officials, heads of the Jewish community in Istanbul and with members of the MFA diplomatic corps in Turkey.Ministry of Foreign Affairs Director-General Dr. Dore Gold and Bureau Chief Gilad Cohen arrived on Sunday to Istanbul, Turkey.Dir-Gen Gold met with Turkish officials, including his counterpart Foreign Ministry Undersecretary Feridun Sinirlioglu, the Governor of Istanbul Vasip Sahin, and the heads of the Jewish community. Gold thanked his colleague for the assistance extended by the Turkish authorities to the Israeli victims of the terror attack.Both men said there is no justification for…
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