European Jewish Congress Newsletter 01-03 July 2018

NEWS FROM COMMUNITIES

FRANCE
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FRANCE HONOURS SIMONE VEIL AT THE PANTHÉON

French Holocaust survivor and first elected President of the European Parliament Simone Veil was interred next to her husband at Paris’s Panthéon, an honour reserved for national heroes.

Monday, July 2, 2018

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BELGIUM
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BELGIAN PRINCE LIKENS CRITICISM OF HIM TO NAZI PERSECTION OF JEWS

Prince Laurent of Belgium said in an interview published last week that criticism of his conduct reminds him of the persecution of Jews during the Holocaust.

Monday, July 2, 2018

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ESTONIA
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PLAQUE HONOURING SS OFFICER UNVEILED IN ESTONIA

The Jewish Community of Estonia protested the unveiling of a plaque honouring Waffen SS officer Alfons Rebane.

Monday, July 2, 2018

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GERMANY
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FOUNDATION LAID FOR NEW JEWISH MUSEUM IN COLOGNE

A foundation stone was laid on Thursday for a Jewish museum in Cologne, with parts of it to be built on the ruins of the city’s old Jewish quarter.

Monday, July 2, 2018

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THE NETHERLANDS
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AMSTERDAM JEWISH CEMETERY DAUBED WITH SWASTIKAS

Swastikas were spray-painted on the outside wall of the Jewish cemetery on Zeeburg in Amsterdam.

Monday, July 2, 2018

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UKRAINE
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UKRAINIAN GENERAL IMPLIES JEWS WANT BLOODSHED IN COUNTRY

A Ukrainian military prosecutor has suggested that Jews seek bloodshed in his country.

Monday, July 2, 2018

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NEWS & VIEWS

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IRANIAN GENERAL BLAMES IRAN’S WATER WOES ON ISRAEL CLOUD THEFT

An Iranian general accused Israel of manipulating weather to prevent rain over the Islamic Republic, alleging his country was facing cloud “theft.”

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

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LIFE IN ISRAEL

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ISRAELI COMMUNITIES COLECT TOYS, SWEETS AND CLOTHES FOR SYRIAN REFUGEES

Israeli authorities in the Golan Heights have launched a campaign urging local residents to donate toys, games, and clothes to displaced Syrians near the northern border who fled bombardment by Syrian government forces.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

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