EJC Bi-Weekly Newsletter

Updates from Our Communities

Spain

Google facilitates research in Spanish Jewish heritage

Google facilitates research in Spanish Jewish heritage
A Google initiative which will enable internet users to gain knowledge of Jewish history in Spain has been launched by the web giant.

Thursday, December 20, 2012
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Tunisia

Tunisian NGO brings charges against Islamist hate preacher

Tunisian NGO brings charges against Islamist hate preacher
The Tunisian Association for the Support of Minorities has filed a legal complaint against a senior Imam for incitement to racial hatred after the cleric called for violence against Jews on live television.
Thursday, December 20, 2012
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Ukraine

Ukraine allows derogatory term for Jews

Ukraine allows derogatory term for Jews
Ukraine's Justice Ministry has rejected calls to ban the use of the word "zhyd" by the ultra-nationalist party Svoboda.
Thursday, December 20, 2012
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Belgium

Belgium recognises Shoah collaboration role

Belgium recognises Shoah collaboration role
A Senate committee in Belgium has officially recognised the role of the Belgian State in the deportation of the country's Jews during the Shoah.
Friday, December 21, 2012
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Belgian village remembers victims of Nazi labour camp

Belgian village remembers victims of Nazi labour camp
A village in Belgium has commemorated the site of a Nazi labour camp from where Jewish workers were murdered and sent to death camps during WWII.
Thursday, December 20, 2012
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Greece

Jewish tombstones found in Thessaloniki

Jewish tombstones found in Thessaloniki
The head of Greece's Jewish community has described as highly significant the find on Thursday of hundreds of Jewish tombstones destroyed during the Nazi occupation in World War II.
Friday, December 21, 2012
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Italy

Italian region honours Jewish leader

Italian region honours Jewish leader
The president of the EJC affiliate, the Union of Italian Jewish Communities, Renzo Gattegna has been awarded honorary citizenship of Santa Maria del Cedro in Calabria by the town's mayor in a ceremony on Thursday.
Friday, December 21, 2012
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News

Global News

Hamas stops EU monitoring of Gaza-Egypt border

Hamas stops EU monitoring of Gaza-Egypt border
European Union observers will not be allowed to return to the Rafah crossing point between the Gaza Strip and Egypt.

Friday, December 21, 2012
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South Africa BDS boycott

South Africa BDS boycott
South Africa governing party calls for boycott against Israel.
Friday, December 21, 2012
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EU ratchets up criticism of Israel at UN

EU ratchets up criticism of Israel at UN
The European Union's four members of the United Nations Security Council have strongly condemned Israel at the institutions headquarters in New York.
Thursday, December 20, 2012
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Iranian TV blames Israel for US school massacre

Iranian TV blames Israel for US school massacre
Iran's official English language news service, Press TV, has suggested that the murderer of 26 people including 20 children at a school in the United States last week was an agent working for Israel.

Thursday, December 20, 2012
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Malaysia lightens ban on Christian pilgrimages to Israel

Malaysia lightens ban on Christian pilgrimages to Israel
Restrictions on Christian pilgrims from the largely Muslim country of Malaysia who wish to visit holy sites in Israel have been lifted by the government in the run up to a general election to be held next year in the country.
Thursday, December 20, 2012
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EJC Israeli Press Review

Israeli Press Review of 21.12.12

- J'lem, Cairo hold quiet talks over new Gaza policy
- PA Threatens 'Action' Against Israel if Netanyahu Wins
- Knesset approves perks for Channel 2, Channel 10
Friday, December 21, 2012
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Israeli Press Review of 20.12.12

- Abbas to UN: Let Palestinians in Syria enter W. Bank, Gaza
- Nurses, Treasury reach agreement; strike ends
- IAF Chief Concerned over Hizbullah's UAVs
Thursday, December 20, 2012
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