News updates from the World Jewish Congress website - 09 November 2015

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News updates from the World Jewish Congress website - 09 November 2015

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Ronald S. Lauder: 77 years after Kristallnacht

Seventy-seven years ago tonight, over 1,000 synagogues across Germany were burned and some 400 Jews murdered. The entire world faced one of history’s great moral tests. It failed miserably.

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World Jewish Congress mourns death of former Israeli President Yitzhak Navon

Yitzhak Navon, who served as president of the State of Israel from 1978 to 1983, passed away on Friday at the age of 94.

 
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Obama, Netanyahu look to mend fractured relationship - Associated Press

09 Nov 2015 US President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will seek to mend their fractured relationship when they meet at the White House Monday, the first time they have talked face to face in more than a year.  READ MORE »

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Shocking video shows the moment Palestinian woman coolly pulls a knife out of her bag to stab Israel security guard - Daily Mail

09 Nov 2015 This chilling footage shows the shocking moment a Palestinian woman lunged at an Israeli security guard with a knife in broad daylight.  READ MORE »

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Biden says ‘no tolerance’ for comments from Netanyahu's new communications chief - Times of Israel

09 Nov 2015 U.S. Vice President Joe Biden lashed out Saturday night against what he called “terrible comments” made by Ran Baratz, who was recently appointed as Benjamin Netanyahu's new media czar.  READ MORE »

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A pilot and Holocaust survivors, bound by war’s fabric, are reunited in Brooklyn - New York Times

09 Nov 2015 Alan Golub, 91, was reunined last month in Brooklyn with some of the Hungarian women he helped as a pilot during World War II.  READ MORE »

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At Kristallnacht event, Arab Knesset member accuses Israel of having Nazi-style policies

09 Nov 2015 Arab Israeli lawmaker Haneen Zoabi accused Israel of conducting “racist policies” against the Palestinians and suggested Israel was committing crimes similar to those of the Nazis toward the Jews.  READ MORE »

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Michele Bachmann: Bring into Christianity ‘as many Jews as we can' - Jerusalem Post

09 Nov 2015 The Republican Congresswoman and former presidential candidate called for an intensified effort to convert Jews to Christianity.  READ MORE »

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Editorial: How the U.S. and Israel can move forward - New York Times

09 Nov 2015 Ronald Lauder, president of the World Jewish Congress, still believes a peace deal is possible. But while two states, side by side, is the best formula for peace, it is hard to see that happening under Netanyahu and Abbas.  READ MORE »

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Obama: Israeli-Palestinian peace deal not possible before end of term

06 Nov 2015 U.S. officials' revelation of Obama's "realistic assessment" comes ahead of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to the White House on Monday.  READ MORE »

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