EJC updates from our communities
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Updates from Our Communities
Sweden
Sweden fails to prosecute workplace discrimination Sweden fails to prosecute workplace discrimination
Following a report last month that Sweden largely fails to prosecute, let alone convict, perpetrators of hate-crime, a new report has found that the same problem exists with regard to discrimination in the work place.
Thursday, February 14, 2013
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United Kingdom
Party to discipline British MP for Shoah comments Party to discipline British MP for Shoah comments
A British MP from the Liberal Democrat party, a junior partner in the coalition government is to face his third disciplinary hearing next week for comments he made about the Jews and Israel.
Friday, February 15, 2013
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Dubai bans UK-based Israeli soccer star Dubai bans UK-based Israeli soccer star
An Israeli footballer was forced to miss out on his British club's training mission in Dubai because the country does not recognize Israeli passport holders.
Thursday, February 14, 2013
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Belgium
Hamas-supporting Brussels MP insults security expert Hamas-supporting Brussels MP insults security expert
A Brussels MP who has called for the removal of Hamas from a European Union list of terrorist organisations referred to a Belgium-based security expert as "Zionist scum" on his twitter account.
Thursday, February 14, 2013
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Bulgaria
Bulgaria must recognise Shoah role in Macedonia Bulgaria must recognise Shoah role in Macedonia
Shalom, the official Jewish Community organization of Bulgaria and EJC affiliate, has called on the Bulgarian government to recognize its role in the deportation of Jews from occupied Thrace and Macedonia regardless of the fact that Bulgaria saved some 50,000 Jews on its own territory during WWII.
Friday, February 15, 2013
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France
France to return Nazi-stolen art France to return Nazi-stolen art
France is to return seven art works to two Jewish families which were stolen by the Nazis from their original owners during WWII.

Friday, February 15, 2013
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Halimi murderer receives additional sentence Halimi murderer receives additional sentence
Youssouf Fofana, the gang leader from the Paris region, who received a life sentence for the kidnapping, torture and murder of Ilan Halimi, a Jewish youth from Paris, in 2009, was convicted Wednesday by a French court for racially-motivated provocation and justifying terrorist acts.
Thursday, February 14, 2013
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News
Global News
Senior German MEP calls for Hezbollah ban Senior German MEP calls for Hezbollah ban
The chairman of the European Parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee has called for the European Union to place Hezbollah on its official list of terrorist organisations.
Friday, February 15, 2013
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Iran and North Korea acting together on nuclear proliferation Iran and North Korea acting together on nuclear proliferation
Design features at North Korean missile launching sites suggest it is getting help from Iran, a US research institute said Thursday.

Friday, February 15, 2013
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US: Syrian death toll reaches 90,000 US: Syrian death toll reaches 90,000
The death toll in Syria has now reached 90,000 in the last two years, US Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday citing official Saudi sources.
Friday, February 15, 2013
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Iran won't submit to Argentine truth commission Iran won't submit to Argentine truth commission
Iran will not work with Argentinian authorities investigating the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires as part of a plan by the two countries to form a truth commission.
Thursday, February 14, 2013
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UNESCO blasts Nazi float in Belgian carnival UNESCO blasts Nazi float in Belgian carnival
A depiction of Nazis, deportation wagons and Zyklon B gas on a float in a Belgian carnival has been strongly condemned by UNESCO which includes the carnival as part of its cultural heritage list.
Thursday, February 14, 2013
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Bulgaria wants extradition of Hezbollah terrorists Bulgaria wants extradition of Hezbollah terrorists
Bulgaria has asked Lebanon to arrest and extradite two suspects in the Burgas bus bombing that killed five Israeli tourists and a Bulgarian driver last year.
Thursday, February 14, 2013
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EJC Israeli Press Review
Israeli Press Review of 15.02.2013 - Lapid won't join coalition with Shas
- Prisoner X affair could bring indictments
- Netanyahu's ice-cream habit draws scrutiny
Friday, February 15, 2013
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Israeli Press Review of 14.02.2013 - Prisoner X gagging order lifted
- Israel demolishes houses in settlement outpost
- Tel Aviv city video irks Shas
Thursday, February 14, 2013
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