European Jewish Congress- Newsletter 11-13 February 2018

STATEMENTS

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JOINT STATEMENT BY THE NORDIC JEWISH COMMUNITIES CONCERNING THE PROPOSED ANTI-CIRCUMCISION LEGISLATION IN ICELAND

The Jewish Communities in the Nordic countries strongly protest the proposed legislation banning Brit Milah, the Jewish tradition of neonatal circumcision of boys in Iceland.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

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NEWS FROM COMMUNITIES

BELGIUM
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MAN ARRESTED IN ANTWERP FOR HARRASSING JEWS AND DESTROYING MEZUZOT

A 24 year-old refugee was briefly detained by Belgian police for antisemitic hate crimes, including the destruction of at least 20 mezuzot in Antwerp.

Monday, February 12, 2018

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FRANCE
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FRANCE TO HAND BACK NAZI-LOOTED ART TO JEWISH FAMILY

France on Monday returned three paintings by the Flemish master Joachim Patinir to the descendants of a Jewish family who were forced to sell them as they fled the Nazis.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

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GERMANY
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1200 YOUNG JEWS PARTICIPATE IN 2018 JEWROVISION

The Youth Centre ‘Amichai’ in Frankfurt has won this year’s Jewrovision contest, Europe’s biggest dance and singing competition for Jewish youth, which took place for the first time in the city of Dresden.

Monday, February 12, 2018

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ITALY
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RACISM AND ANTISEMITISM TAINT ITALIAN ELECTIONS

“These episodes should absolutely not be dismissed,” said Bruno Carmi, the head of Verona’s tiny Jewish community of about 100. “In my opinion, whoever draws a simple swastika on the wall knows what it means.”

Monday, February 12, 2018

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POLAND
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POLISH CHIEF RABBI: HOLOCAUST LAW SOWS DISTORTIONS

Poland’s chief rabbi says a lack of clarity surrounding the country’s controversial Holocaust law has led to a “distortion of facts.”

Monday, February 12, 2018

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UNITED KINGDOM
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EU HERITAGE SCHEME WILL SAVE SYNAGOGUES ACROSS THE UK

The Merthyr Tydfil and Sunderland buildings are the two from the UK included in the priority group of 19 synagogues.

Monday, February 12, 2018

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NEWS & VIEWS

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ISRAEL SIGNS TENDERS AGREEMENT WITH NATO

Ambassador of Israel to the EU and NATO Aharon Leshno-Yaar signed this week a logistics agreement with the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA).

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

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