EJC Bi-Weekly Newsletter

UPDATES FROM OUR COMMUNITIES
BULGARIA
Bulgarian authorities ban neo-Nazi marchBulgarian authorities ban neo-Nazi march
A march commemorating a Nazi-supporting Bulgarian general was banned by the country's authorities.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014
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CZECH REPUBLIC
Neo-Nazis hold march in Czech townNeo-Nazis hold march in Czech town
Czech and German neo-Nazis marched with flaming torches through the Czech town of Karlovy Vary on Saturday for an assembly which organizers claimed was in honour of the victims of a bombing during WWII.
Monday, February 17, 2014
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FRANCE
Vandals cover Toulouse with swastikasVandals cover Toulouse with swastikas
Swastikas and other hate graffiti were painted on buildings throughout the French city of Toulouse.
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
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Interactive map of French children Holocaust victimsInteractive map of French children Holocaust victims
An interactive map is now available on line charting more than 11,400 French children, often separated from their families to be transported east towards the horrors of Auschwitz.
Monday, February 17, 2014
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Front National candidate makes quenelle gestureFront National candidate makes quenelle gesture
A candidate for France's far-Right Front National party in upcoming municipal elections who is also employed by the party has been photographed making the quenelle gesture on her Facebook page.

Monday, February 17, 2014
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HUNGARY
Jewish groups protest Jobbik rally at synagogueJewish groups protest Jobbik rally at synagogue
Hungary's far-right Jobbik party has held a political rally inside a former synagogue in the town of Esztergom.

Monday, February 17, 2014
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Jobbik politician says Holocaust is a scamJobbik politician says Holocaust is a scam
A Jobbik politician in the eastern Hungarian city of Debrecen has made remarks suggestive of Holocaust denial.

Monday, February 17, 2014
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THE NETHERLANDS
Dutch diplomat honoured for saving Jews in WWIIDutch diplomat honoured for saving Jews in WWII
A Dutch diplomat who died in a Nazi concentration camp has been honoured by Yad Vashem for helping Jews escape the genocide.

Monday, February 17, 2014
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NORWAY
Norwegian MP slams sketch on 19th century Jewish banNorwegian MP slams sketch on 19th century Jewish ban
A Norwegian MP has described a comedy sketch satirising the banning of Jews under the country's first constitution as "embarrassing and shocking".
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
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PORTUGAL
Portugal announces citizenship plan for Sephardic JewsPortugal announces citizenship plan for Sephardic Jews
The descendants of Jews who were expelled from Portugal over 500 years ago, will now be eligible for Portuguese citizenship.

Monday, February 17, 2014
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RUSSIAN FEDERATION
Russian Olympic fans in anti-Semitic attacks on refereeRussian Olympic fans in anti-Semitic attacks on referee
Demonstrators gathered in Moscow on Monday to protest a referee's call disallowing a Russian goal in an ice hockey match against the USA in the Winter Olympics at Sochi calling for the referee to be made into soap.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014
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NEWS
NEWS AND VIEWS
Jordanian MPs call for ending peace accord with IsraelJordanian MPs call for ending peace accord with Israel
A number of Jordanian MPs have asked the government to expel the Israeli ambassador and to cancel the country's peace treaty in protest at an Israeli proposal to end Jordanian supervision on Islamic shrines in Jerusalem. 
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
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Ashton criticises MEP's genocide claims against IsraelAshton criticises MEP's genocide claims against Israel
The European Union's foreign policy supremo Catherine Ashton has strongly rejected genocide claims against Israel by a far-Left Spanish member of the European Parliament.
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
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Iran MPs slam foreign minister for perceived pro-Israel commentsIran MPs slam foreign minister for perceived pro-Israel comments
Seventy Iranian lawmakers have signed a letter asking Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to explain recent comments on German television, in which he indicated Iran's willingness to recognize Israel and condemned the Holocaust.
Monday, February 17, 2014
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Hamas leader threatens potential NATO peacekeepersHamas leader threatens potential NATO peacekeepers
The Hamas leadership of the Gaza Strip has threatened to demonstrate the same hostility to international troops as it does to Israel if an international force is appointed to monitor any future peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians.
Monday, February 17, 2014
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Major US church equates Zionism with racismMajor US church equates Zionism with racism
The United States Presbyterian Church has said in a report that it rejects the existence of Israel as a Jewish state.

Monday, February 17, 2014
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EJC ISRAELI PRESS REVIEW
Israeli Press Review of 18.02.2014- Army may end night arrests of Palestinians
- Hareidi MKs call for dismissal of Bank of Israel governor
- Man arrested for racist comments on Facebook
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
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Israeli Press Review of 17.02.2014- High court freezes anti-boycott legislation
- Four killed in bus explosion on Sinai border
- Hospital workers step up strike
Monday, February 17, 2014
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