European Jewish Congress Newsletter 21-23 of March

EJC IN THE MEDIA

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TIMES OF ISRAEL: AN AUSTRIAN JEWISH LEADER WARNS AGAINST ISRAEL EMBRACING THE FAR RIGHT

One of the loudest voices against Israel engaging with Austria’s Freedom Party is Ariel Muzicant, who serves as Vice-President of the European Jewish Congress.

Friday, March 23, 2018

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NEWS & VIEWS

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POLITICIAN BEHIND ICELAND CIRCUMCISION BAN BILL ADMITS SHE DID NOT CONSULT JEWS

The politician behind a bill in Iceland that would criminalise circumcision in the country admitted that she did not consult Jewish and Muslim groups who would be affected by the ban.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

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NEWS FROM COMMUNITIES

AUSTRIA
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AUSTRIA RECALLS EMBASSY EMPLOYEE FROM ISRAEL OVER NAZI SHIRT

Austria’s foreign ministry has recalled an employee of its embassy in Israel after an Austrian weekly said he posted a picture of himself on social media wearing a T-shirt bearing the name of a Nazi tank division.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

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POLAND
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FATHER OF POLISH PM SAYS JEWS GLADLY MOVED TO GHETTOES AND AIDED GERMANS

A former Polish politician who is the father of the country’s prime minister said that during the Holocaust, Jews moved to ghettos of their own accord to get away from non-Jewish Poles.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

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SWEDEN
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JEWISH COMMUNITY LEADER ATTACKS ATTEMPT TO BAN MOSQUE CALLS TO PRAYER IN SWEDEN

Aron Verständig, President of the Council of Swedish Jewish Communities, criticised a debate started by the leader of the country’s Christian Democrats to ban the Muslim call to prayer.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

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SWITZERLAND
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INCREASE IN ANTISEMITIC INCIDENTS IN GERMAN-SPEAKING SWITZERLAND

Antisemitic incidents in German-speaking areas of Switzerland increased in 2017, according to figures released by the Swiss Federation of Jewish Communities.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

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UKRAINE
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UKRAINE TO MEMORIALISE HISTORIC LVIV SYNAGOGUE DESTROYED BY NAZIS

Municipal authorities in the city of Lviv in Ukraine are designing a monument marking the site where one of the region’s first Reform synagogues once stood before the Nazis destroyed it.

Friday, March 23, 2018

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UNITED KINGDOM
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JEREMY CORBYN NAMED IN SECOND FACEBOOK HATE GROUP

The leader of Britain’s principal opposition Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn has been revealed as a member of a second antisemitic Facebook group.

Friday, March 23, 2018

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