EJC Newsletter 7 11 2016

European Jewish Congress
UPDATES FROM OUR COMMUNITIES
BELGIUM
Suspect in Brussels Jewish museum shooting faces extradition to France Suspect in Brussels Jewish museum shooting faces extradition to France
Mehdi Nemmouche, the chief suspect in the deadly 2014 shooting at the Jewish Museum of Belgium, can be extradited to France to face terrorism charges, Belgium’s federal prosecutors ruled on Thursday.
Friday, November 04, 2016
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LITHUANIA
Monument unveiled to Lithuanian Jewish Holocaust victims Monument unveiled to Lithuanian Jewish Holocaust victims
Lithuanian Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs Mantvydas Bekešius took part in an event on Wednesday to commemorate the memory of Jews killed during the Holocaust at the Seventh Fort in Kaunas.
Friday, November 04, 2016
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SWITZERLAND
Swiss Jews launch police complaint against far-right group Swiss Jews launch police complaint against far-right group
The Swiss Federation of Jewish Communities (FSCI/SIG), the country’s umbrella Jewish organisation and EJC affiliate, has launched a police complaint against a neo-Nazi group for song lyrics calling for the death of Swiss Jews.

Friday, November 04, 2016
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GERMANY
Volkswagen denies it sacked historian who highlighted company's Nazi past Volkswagen denies it sacked historian who highlighted company’s Nazi past
German car manufacturer Volkswagen said in a statement it had commissioned Professor Christopher Kopper of Bielefeld University in Germany “to clarify the group’s role during the military dictatorship in Brazil.”
Friday, November 04, 2016
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Art exhibit in Germany shows Star of David turning into swastika Art exhibit in Germany shows Star of David turning into swastika
An exhibition at the ART.FAIR in Cologne recently shows a swastika turning into a blue and white Star of David when viewed from a different angle. 
Wednesday, November 02, 2016
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UKRAINE
250 Ukrainian immigrants arrive in Israel 250 Ukrainian immigrants arrive in Israel
On Wednesday, about 250 immigrants from Ukraine landed in Ben-Gurion airport in Israel.
Thursday, November 03, 2016
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POLAND
Israeli religious leaders visit Poland Israeli religious leaders visit Poland
The leaders of several religious groups in Israel visited Poland this week to learn about Jewish life there now and in the past.

Thursday, November 03, 2016
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NEWS
NEWS AND VIEWS
Israel cautious about new Lebanese president Israel cautious about new Lebanese president
Lebanon finally has a new president: Hezbollah-friendly Michel Aoun.

Thursday, November 03, 2016
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Evangelical supporters of Israel plan to flood UNESCO with bibles Evangelical supporters of Israel plan to flood UNESCO with bibles
A group of evangelical Christians has called upon members of the faith to send bibles to the UNESCO leadership in Paris in response to the body’s recent resolutions which ignore Jewish and Christian ties to the Temple Mount.
Thursday, November 03, 2016
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EJC ISRAELI PRESS REVIEW
Israel Press Review of 04/11/2016 – Supreme Court chief clashes with Justice Minister over judicial appointments
– Terrorist attempts stabbing in West Bank 
– French presidential plane equipped with Israeli defence system
Friday, November 04, 2016
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Israel Press Review of 03/11/2016 – Violent fracas breaks out at Western Wall
– Knesset passes first reading of 2017-18 budget
– Israeli research successful in finding possible cure for HIV and AIDS
Thursday, November 03, 2016
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Israel Press Review of 02/11/2016 – First rains of winter wash over Israel
– State asks Supreme Court to defer evacuation of Amona
– Israeli invention aims to take smartphones out of family time

Wednesday, November 02, 2016
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