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News updates from the World Jewish Congress website – 14 November 2016

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Senior Council of Europe officials brief members of WJC Jewish Diplomatic Corps

Members of the World Jewish Congress’ Jewish Diplomatic Corps from 36 countries were in Strasbourg, France on Monday for the first JDCorps Global Summit.

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WJC acquires security alert system for Jewish community emergency communications

14 Nov 2016 The World Jewish Congress has acquired a security alert system to enable Jewish communities around the world to communicate efficiently and immediately in the event of emergency anti-Semitic or terror situations.  READ MORE »

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Daughter of German Jews supports Holocaust survivors in Switzerland through foundation

14 Nov 2016 Anita Winter, the daughter of two Holocaust survivors, gave a talk at the German Embassy in Bern on the anniversary of Kristallnacht about her work in favor of Holocaust survivors.  READ MORE »

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Swastikas scrawled on vans near Jewish girls’ school in London – Evening Standard

14 Nov 2016 Schoolgirls and their parents were left “shocked” after discovering the Nazi symbols outside Beis Malka Jewish Girls School in north London.   READ MORE »

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Regina Spektor: ‘The only reason I’m Jewish is anti-Semitism’ – Guardian

14 Nov 2016 Singer-songwriter Regina Spektor has been the odd one out ever since she moved from Moscow to New York as a child. As she releases her new album, she talks about why antoi-Semitism was the making of her.  READ MORE »

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Polish Jews cancel Independence Day celebration due to security concerns

14 Nov 2016 The Jewish community of Warsaw was forced to call off a celebration of Poland’s Independence Day a day before the event was scheduled to take place. The cancelation reportedly came following safety concerns.  READ MORE »

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Charlotte Knobloch honors Angela Merkel for defending Jews and Israel

11 Nov 2016 German Chancellor Angela Merkel was honored by Munich’s Jewish community with the Ohel Jakob Medal for her work to promote and protect Jewish life in Germany and her commitment to the State of Israel.  READ MORE »

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