EJC Bi-Weekly Newsletter from 14.11.16 to 15.11.16

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UPDATES FROM OUR COMMUNITIES
FRANCE
Sharp decline in French immigration to Israel Sharp decline in French immigration to Israel
Immigration to Israel from France is on the decline, according to figures published recently by an organisation of French-Jewish immigrants. 
Monday, November 14, 2016
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POLAND
Warsaw synagogue cancels Independence Day celebrations amid security concerns Warsaw synagogue cancels Independence Day celebrations amid security concerns
The Board of the Jewish Community of Warsaw cancelled a celebration of Poland’s Independence Day in the city’s historic Nozyk synagogue, reportedly citing security concerns.
Monday, November 14, 2016
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Far-right nationalists congregate on Polish Independence Day Far-right nationalists congregate on Polish Independence Day
Tens of thousands of far-right nationalists, burning flares and carrying Polish flags, marched peacefully through the streets of Warsaw on Friday to mark Poland’s Independence Day.
Monday, November 14, 2016
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FRANCE
French court slaps 15,000 euro fine on admirer of quasi-Nazi salute French court slaps 15,000 euro fine on admirer of quasi-Nazi salute
A French court fined and gave a suspended prison sentence to a man who disseminated a picture of a quasi-Nazi salute being performed at a Jewish school.
Monday, November 14, 2016
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ITALY
Rome synagogue hosts Arab World delegation Rome synagogue hosts Arab World delegation
Rome’s Great Synagogue on Friday opened its doors to a multi-confessional delegation from Bahrain and other Arab countries to reiterate the commitment of the religious communities to foster peace and tolerance.
Monday, November 14, 2016
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UNITED KINGDOM
Britain's Jewish Chronicle celebrates its 175th anniversary Britain’s Jewish Chronicle celebrates its 175th anniversary
The Jewish Chronicle celebrated its 175th anniversary on Friday with a commemorative issue boasting a retro front page.

Monday, November 14, 2016
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NEWS
NEWS AND VIEWS
Racist hate crimes and graffiti spike in US in aftermath of presidential election Racist hate crimes and graffiti spike in US in aftermath of presidential election
Fears of heightened bigotry and hate crimes have turned into reality for some Americans after Donald Trump’s presidential win.

Monday, November 14, 2016
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 Leonard Cohen, a Jew who defied categories Leonard Cohen, a Jew who defied categories
Canadian singer Leonard Cohen, who died last week, was, in a very deep sense, a very Jewish artist, writes Carlos Spenger in Ha’aretz.
Monday, November 14, 2016
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Trump hires accused antisemite as chief strategist Trump hires accused antisemite as chief strategist
US President-elect Donald Trump has chosen Washington insider Reince Priebus as White House chief of staff and firebrand conservative Stephen Bannon as chief strategist.
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
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EJC IN THE MEDIA
King Solomon school changes name in Jewish leader's honour King Solomon school changes name in Jewish leader’s honour
President of the European Jewish Congress Moshe Kantor attended a ceremony to rename the Ilford-based high school after him.

Monday, November 14, 2016
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EJC ISRAELI PRESS REVIEW
Israel Press Review of 15/11/2016 – Government authorises unsealing papers on Yemenite children
– Ministers approve bill muffling muezzins’ call to prayer
– Israel and Germany launch 30 million euro nanotechnology initiative
– Israeli wins US science award for work on brain cell mutations
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
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Israel Press Review of 14/11/2016 – Netanyahu hails “responsible economic policy” as Israel gets A+ credit rating
– 500 Jewish mothers bake challah for IDF soldiers
– Israel first in OECD in percentage of students studying environmental and social science 

Monday, November 14, 2016
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