WJC Newsletter 3 March

News updates from the World Jewish Congress website – 03 March 2017

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FBI charges former journalist with making bomb threats to Jewish sites – The Forward

The man, Juan Thompson, is accused of making the threats as part of a campaign of stalking and harassment against an ex-girlfriend. He was arrested in St. Louis.

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Jewish community in Kyrgyzstan honors citizens who welcomed Jewish refugees during Holocaust

An estimated 45,000 Ashkenazi Jews found refuge in Kyrgyzstan during the Holocaust, according to the Jewish community in Bishkek. These refugees were able to settle into their temporary homes with relative ease and in most cases lived in peace and harmony with their neighbors.

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UN chief urged to add IDF to blacklist – Jerusalem Post

03 Mar 2017 Report by Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict devotes nine pages to Israeli offenses, while the sections on PFLP and Izzadin Kassam are one and three paragraphs long, respectively.  READ MORE »

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Two Jewish museums open in Portugal amid opposition to third in Lisbon – JTA

03 Mar 2017 The building in Lisbon, which will feature a facade with a large Star of David, “breaks with the neighborhood’s tradition,” a spokeswoman for the residents association was quoted by the Public newspaper as saying in an article about the opposition published Wednesday.  READ MORE »

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Ambassador asks French cities to ban anti-Israel apartheid week – Times of Israel

03 Mar 2017 Israeli envoy Aliza Ben-Noun says events are against French law and will cause incitement to hatred and violence toward Jews.  READ MORE »

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Israel, US discuss strategy to counter UN Human Rights Council – Jerusalem Post

03 Mar 2017 Will the threat of the US leaving the UNHRC force it to change policy, including its policy on Israel?  READ MORE »

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American Jews receive support from Muslims after vandalism, bomb threats

03 Mar 2017 A number of Muslim individuals and organizations offered their support to the American Jewish community following a series of anti-Semitic incidents in recent weeks.  READ MORE »

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US Jewish security group forms national law enforcement advisory council – JTA

02 Mar 2017 The Secure Community Network, which has led the effort to respond to five waves of bomb threats to Jewish community centers nationwide, formed the SCN Security Advisory Council on Thursday.   READ MORE »

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