EJC Bi-Weekly Newsletter from 09.11.16 to 11.11.16

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EJC IN ACTION
Top London Jewish school renamed Kantor King Solomon High School Top London Jewish school renamed Kantor King Solomon High School
The Kantor King Solomon High School, a 940-pupil voluntary aided Jewish comprehensive in North East London was formally renamed at a special ceremony on Wednesday. 
Thursday, November 10, 2016
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UPDATES FROM OUR COMMUNITIES
GERMANY
German neo-Nazis list Berlin Jewish sites on anniversary of 1938 pogrom German neo-Nazis list Berlin Jewish sites on anniversary of 1938 pogrom
German police launched a probe against neo-Nazis after they marked about 70 Jewish synagogues, nurseries, schools, businesses and cemeteries in Berlin on a map posted online on the anniversary of the 1938 Kristallnacht pogrom in Nazi Germany.
Friday, November 11, 2016
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German Lutheran Church rejects efforts to convert Jews German Lutheran Church rejects efforts to convert Jews
Germany’s Lutheran church is rejecting any efforts to convert Jews, a move that is being welcomed by the country’s Jewish community.

Thursday, November 10, 2016
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POLAND
Museum of Polish Jews receives European award Museum of Polish Jews receives European award
At a ceremony in Riga on Tuesday, the Polin Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw received the European Museum Academy Award, one of the most prestigious distinctions in the museum world.
Thursday, November 10, 2016
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CZECH REPUBLIC
Schindler factory to host Holocaust memorial Schindler factory to host Holocaust memorial
A disused factory in the Czech Republic, where German industrialist Oskar Schindler employed more than a thousand Jews to save them from the gas chambers, is to host a Holocaust memorial.
Wednesday, November 09, 2016
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BELARUS
Belarusian town marks 75th anniversary of Nazi destruction of town's ghetto Belarusian town marks 75th anniversary of Nazi destruction of town’s ghetto
The Jewish community in Bobruisk, Belarus, commemorated 75 years since the extermination of the Bobruisk ghetto during the Holocaust in three days of memorial events this week.
Friday, November 11, 2016
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CYPRUS
Holocaust survivors detained in Cyprus remembered Holocaust survivors detained in Cyprus remembered
Cyprus’ Defence Minister Christoforos Fokaides unveiled a memorial at a Cypriot Army camp that formerly housed a British military hospital where 800 Jewish infants were born after the war. 
Friday, November 11, 2016
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UNITED KINGDOM
Liverpool could sign deal with Israel and wear logo on kit Liverpool could sign deal with Israel and wear logo on kit
English football club Liverpool, one of the most prestigious teams in the world, has suggested that Israel sign a sponsorship package which will see an Israeli logo featured on giant billboards in the stadium of Anfield as well as on the sleeves of the shirts worn by the players.

Friday, November 11, 2016
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NEWS
NEWS AND VIEWS
Iran's FM: Israel is greatest threat to humanity Iran’s FM: Israel is greatest threat to humanity
Iran’s Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, on Tuesday attacked Israel and claimed it is the biggest threat to humanity, world peace and international security.
Wednesday, November 09, 2016
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New York Times exit poll:  70 percent of Jews backed Clinton New York Times exit poll: 70 percent of Jews backed Clinton
Seventy percent of American Jews voted for Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton in Tuesday’s presidential election, while only 24 per cent backed her Republican opponent Donald Trump, according to a New York Times exit poll.
Wednesday, November 09, 2016
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ISIS terrorists arrested in Albania for plot to attack Israeli team ISIS terrorists arrested in Albania for plot to attack Israeli team
Four suspected ISIS terrorists have been arrested in Albania for plotting to attack the Israel national team this weekend.

Wednesday, November 09, 2016
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Trump invites Netanyahu to meeting Trump invites Netanyahu to meeting “at first opportunity”
Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu spoke to newly elected US President Donald Trump by phone on Wednesday and Trump invited him to a meeting “at the first opportunity”, Netanyahu’s office said.
Thursday, November 10, 2016
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Leonard Cohen, spiritual musician who spurred a generation, dies aged 82 Leonard Cohen, spiritual musician who spurred a generation, dies aged 82
Leonard Cohen, the storied musician and poet hailed as one of the most visionary artists of his generation, has died at age 82, his publicist announced on Thursday.
Friday, November 11, 2016
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Over 500 communities to mark Global Day of Jewish Learning Over 500 communities to mark Global Day of Jewish Learning
Jews in more than 500 communities in over 40 countries will study the same Jewish texts as part of the Global Day of Jewish Learning.
Friday, November 11, 2016
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EU ambassador calls for Israel to ratify Paris accords on climate change EU ambassador calls for Israel to ratify Paris accords on climate change
As world leaders gather in Morocco for this year’s United Nations Conference on Climate Change, the European Union Ambassador to Israel Lars Faaborg-Andersen called upon Israel to ratify the universal Paris Agreement on Thursday.

Friday, November 11, 2016
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EJC ISRAELI PRESS REVIEW
Israel Press Review of 11/11/2016 – Interior Minister says Trump election heralds coming of the Messiah
– Israel asks Russia to pressure Hamas to return Israelis
– Israeli invention standardises diamond grading
Friday, November 11, 2016
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Israel Press Review of 10/11/2016 – Netanyahu calls Trump to congratulate him on victory
– Israeli right hails Trump victory 
– Israel stymies Palestinian attempts to join Interpol

Thursday, November 10, 2016
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Israel Press Review of 09/11/2016 – Israel celebrates new immigrants on Aliyah Day
– Bill proposing ban on entry for BDS activists passes first reading
– Stabbing attempt in West Bank
Wednesday, November 09, 2016
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