European Jewish Congress Newsletter 08-10 April 2018

EJC IN THE MEDIA

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TONY BLAIR & MOSHE KANTOR: WE CANNOT SIT IDLY BY AND LET ANTISEMITISM THRIVE

Unless we change the prevailing discourse around what tolerance means and how we secure it, we are at risk of losing the fundamental values upon which successful and prosperous societies are built.

Sunday, April 8, 2018

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JERUSALEM POST: INTERNATIONAL JEWISH NGOS URGE GERMAN BANK TO STOP ENABLING BDS

“Just like any other racist, xenophobic or antisemitic organization or movement, those involved in BDS should not be allowed to go about their hate normally but should be shunned and excluded from mainstream society,” said Dr. Moshe Kantor.

Monday, April 9, 2018

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NEWS FROM COMMUNITIES

BULGARIA
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BULGARIAN FOREIGN MINISTER HOSTS PASSOVER SEDER FOR BULGARIAN AND BALKAN JEWISH COMMUNITIES

Bulgarian Foreign Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva hosted a Passover Seder attended by leaders of Jewish communities from Bulgaria and the Balkans.

Monday, April 9, 2018

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GERMANY
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ANTISEMITIC MIGRANTS COULD BE DENIED RIGHT TO STAY IN GERMANY

Germany’s Interior Ministry supported the statement by the President of the Central Council of Jews that those who disrespect German values should be stripped of their right of abode.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

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LITHUANIA
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LITHUANIAN JEWISH COMMUNITY CRITICISES NEW LAW ON CONSUMER PROTECTION

“Such amendments, without precise explanation, are a cause for a justified anxiety and resemble dark times of government censorship,” said the President of the Lithuanian Jewish (Litvak) Community, Adv. Faina Kukliansky.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

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RUSSIAN FEDERATION
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RUSSIAN JEW BEATEN TO DEATH IN ST. PETERSBURG

An investigation was opened into the circumstances surrounding the death of Mikhail Verevskoy, 27, who was brutally beaten five days earlier while on his way to his home in St. Petersburg.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

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SWEDEN
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IN MALMÖ, A RABBI AND IMAM SEED TRUST WITH GRASSROOTS PROJECT

“We want to create a better civil society for everyone,” said Rabbi David Moshe Hacohen “If we succeed, the city of Malmö could show the way for a viable future in Europe.”

Monday, April 9, 2018

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UNITED KINGDOM
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NEW UK LABOUR GENERAL SECRETARY REMOVES SENIOR JEWISH OFFICIAL

Labour’s new general secretary has been criticised for placing the party’s most senior Jewish employee on gardening leave for the duration of his notice period.

Monday, April 9, 2018

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