European Jewish Congress (EJC) Noticias
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FRANCE
Jewish teacher stabbed in anti-Semitic attackJewish teacher stabbed in anti-Semitic attack
A history teacher at a Jewish school in the southern French city of Marseille was stabbed by three people shouting anti-Semitic obscenities on Wednesday evening.
Thursday, November 19, 2015
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Contact of Toulouse Jewish school killer involved in Paris attacksContact of Toulouse Jewish school killer involved in Paris attacks
The man who read out the ISIS statement claiming responsibility for the Paris attacks is a former associate of Mohamed Merah, who shot and killed four people at a Jewish school in Toulouse in 2012.
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
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POLAND
Antisemitism appearing in some Polish textbooksAntisemitism appearing in some Polish textbooks
Nationalism and antisemitism are present in some history textbooks in Poland, a new report has found.

Friday, November 20, 2015
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Jewish effigies burned at far-right demonstration in PolandJewish effigies burned at far-right demonstration in Poland
Dozens of demonstrators in the western Polish city of Wroclaw participated in burning effigies of Orthodox Jews fully equipped with peot (side-curls) and black hats.
Thursday, November 19, 2015
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SWEDEN
Swedish Jews close synagogues after terror threat raisedSwedish Jews close synagogues after terror threat raised
Synagogues across Sweden were closed down as a precautionary measure after Stockholm raised the country's terror threat assessment level on Wednesday.

Friday, November 20, 2015
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THE NETHERLANDS
Shoah memorial in Dutch townShoah memorial in Dutch town
A Dutch municipality where a local school had segregated Jewish pupils from members of the country's royal family has decided to erect a monument commemorating Holocaust victims.
Thursday, November 19, 2015
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Dutch politician: Paris attacks result of frustration of Israel-Palestine conflictDutch politician: Paris attacks result of frustration of Israel-Palestine conflict
The chairman of the Dutch Socialist Party said the perpetrators of the attacks in Paris acted in part out of frustration over the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
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GERMANY
Women smash windows of German synagogueWomen smash windows of German synagogue
Two drunken women destroyed several windows of a synagogue in the German city of Cottbus early on Wednesday morning. The women, aged 21 and 36, were arrested.

Thursday, November 19, 2015
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German museum finds possible Nazi-looted artGerman museum finds possible Nazi-looted art
A German art museum said it has found 18 works in its collection that may have been stolen from Jews by the Nazis.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015
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HUNGARY
Hungary won't label products from West Bank settlementsHungary won't label products from West Bank settlements
Hungary will disregard the new EU guidelines to label products from Israeli settlements, Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó said in Jerusalem on Monday. Szijjártó, who also serves as his country's trade minister, branded the decision "irrational".
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
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ITALY
Pope accepts invitation to visit Rome synagoguePope accepts invitation to visit Rome synagogue
Pope Francis will visit Rome's synagogue and meet with the city's Jewish community January 17, the Vatican announced.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015
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FINLAND
Helsinki interfaith rally mourns Paris victimsHelsinki interfaith rally mourns Paris victims
Hundreds of people from different religions marched in downtown Helsinki on Sunday, mourning the victims of Friday night's Paris attacks and protesting terrorist activities. 
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
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NEWS
NEWS AND VIEWS
European Union condemns terror attacks in Israel and West BankEuropean Union condemns terror attacks in Israel and West Bank
The European Union has condemned Thursday's Palestinian terror attacks in Tel Aviv and the West Bank.
Friday, November 20, 2015
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Europe Mislabels IsraelEurope Mislabels Israel
This week the European Commission announced guidelines suggesting that Israeli products from areas that came under its control in 1967 be labeled "Israeli Settlement" products and not "Made in Israel" as they have been until now.
Friday, November 20, 2015
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Israel considers suing EU over new labelling guidelinesIsrael considers suing EU over new labelling guidelines
Israel is considering filing a lawsuit with the World Trade Organisation over the European Union's decision to label products in European food markets that originate from the West Bank and other settlements beyond the 1967 lines.
Friday, November 20, 2015
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Abbas admits rejecting two-state peace plan in 2008Abbas admits rejecting two-state peace plan in 2008
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has publicly admitted for the first time that he turned down a chance for a two-state peace deal with Israel in 2008 that would have given him nearly all the land the Palestinians wanted.
Friday, November 20, 2015
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EU envoy slams comparison of settlement labelling to Nazi boycottEU envoy slams comparison of settlement labelling to Nazi boycott
Attempts to compare the European Union's settlement labelling guidelines to the Nazi boycott of Jewish goods and stores cheapens the memory of the Holocaust, the European Union's envoy to Israel said on Wednesday in Jerusalem.
Thursday, November 19, 2015
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Pollard offers to renounce US citizenship if allowed to go to IsraelPollard offers to renounce US citizenship if allowed to go to Israel
Jonathan Pollard is ready to renounce his US citizenship, running the risk of never returning, should the Justice Department allow him to leave for Israel upon his release.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015
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EJC ISRAELI PRESS REVIEW
Israeli Press Review of 20.11.2015- Five killed, several wounded in Tel Aviv, West Bank terror attacks
- Netanyahu vows harsh response to terror attacks
- Israel agrees to 3G mobile network in West bank
Friday, November 20, 2015
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Israeli Press Review of 19.11.2015- Netanyahu hints at possible annexations in West Bank
- Would-be ISIS recruits arrested in Arab town
- Jewish and Arab birthrates in Israel now almost similar
- Knesset passes budget in late night vote
Thursday, November 19, 2015
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Israeli Press Review of 18.11.2015- In response to rocket fire, air force hits terrorist targets in Gaza
- Netanyahu approves 454 new housing units beyond Green Line
- Israel bans Islamist group for incitement
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
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