European Jewish Congress Newsletter 22-24 April 2018

NEWS FROM COMMUNITIES

BELGIUM
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BELGIAN JEWS SLAM DECISION OF BRUSSELS UNIVERSITY TO HONOUR KEN LOACH

The Coordinating Committee of Belgian Jewish organisations has sharply criticised the Free University of Brussels (ULB) for its decision to honour British filmmaker and far-left activist Ken Loach.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

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CZECH REPUBLIC
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CZECH PM: COUNTRY WILL NOT RELOCATE EMBASSY TO JERUSALEM

Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš said this week his country will not break UN and EU policy and relocate their embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.

Monday, April 23, 2018

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FRANCE
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THREE HUNDRED FRENCH PERSONALITIES SIGN MANIFESTO AGAINST NEW ANTISEMITISM

More than 300 French dignitaries and stars have signed a manifesto denouncing a new antisemitism marked by Islamist radicalisation after a string of killings of Jews.

Monday, April 23, 2018

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GERMANY
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BERLIN JEWISH COMMUNITY LAUNCHES “WEAR A KIPPA” CAMPAIGN

Berlin’s Jewish community has launched a “Berlin wears the kippa” campaign in response to an attack last week on two boys who wore a kippa in the city.

Monday, April 23, 2018

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MERKEL: REFUGEES BRING NEW TYPE OF ANTISEMITISM TO GERMANY

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she is “burdened’’ by the failure to eradicate antisemitism in the Federal Republic.

Monday, April 23, 2018

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GIBRALTAR
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BOARD OF DEPUTIES HOLDS LANDMARK MEETING IN GIBRALTAR

Some 115 members of the Board of Deputies of British Jews spent the last weekend in Gibraltar to show their “respect, affection and admiration” to the Rock’s Jewish community.

Monday, April 23, 2018

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UNITED KINGDOM
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UK LABOUR ANTISEMITISM ROUNDTABLE POSTPONED

The roundtable meeting between Jeremy Corbyn and Jewish organisations to discuss antisemitism in Labour has been postponed, reportedly because of concerns about the planned participation of groups antagonistic to the Jewish community.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

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NEWS & VIEWS

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EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT CALLS FOR RELEASE OF ISRAELIS HELD IN GAZA

The European Parliament condemned Hamas and called for the release of Israeli citizens held in Gaza and for the retrieval of the bodies of Israeli soldiers bodies held by the terror group.

Sunday, April 22, 2018

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