European Jewish Communities- Newsletter 04-06 February

NEWS FROM COMMUNITIES

BELGIUM
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JEWISH FATHER AND SON ESCAPE CAR-RAMMING ATTEMPT IN ANTWERP

Police in Belgium have arrested a man suspected of trying to ram an Orthodox man and a child with his car on a street in Antwerp.

Monday, February 5, 2018

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ESTONIA
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ESTONIAN COMMUNITY MEMBER CROWNED WORLD KARATE CHAMPION

Estonia’s Li Lirisman won gold at the Cadet, Junior & U21 Championships of the European Karate Federation held in Sochi, Russia.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

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GERMANY
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FORMER ISRAELI MINISTER REGRETS BACKING FAR-RIGHT GERMAN PARTY

Former Israeli cabinet member and Mossad agent Rafi Eitan said on Sunday he regrets expressing support for the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party.

Monday, February 5, 2018

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POLAND
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ISRAELI EMBASSY IN POLAND PROTESTS WAVE OF ANTISEMITIC MESSAGES

Israel’s embassy in Warsaw on Friday denounced what it said was a “wave of antisemitic statements” sweeping across Poland, many of them directed at the Israeli ambassador.

Monday, February 5, 2018

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POLAND SEEKS TO PROSECUTE 1,600 POTENTIAL NAZI CRIMINALS

Poland has asked Interpol for help in finding 1,600 former Nazis accused of committing war crimes in German concentration camps.

Monday, February 5, 2018

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NEWS & VIEWS

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GERMANY TO COMPENSATE ALGERIAN JEWISH HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS

The Claims Conference Hardship Fund on Monday announced that a new group of Jewish Holocaust survivors will be eligible for compensation from the German government.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

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ISRAELI MINISTER “HONOURED” TO BE BARRED FROM POLAND OVER HOLOCAUST BILL

Minister Naftali Bennett said he was “honoured” Poland had cancelled his visit to Warsaw this week because he refused to back off condemnation of a bill that would outlaw suggesting Poland was complicit in the Holocaust.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

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