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Israeli Shmuel Benalal, 60, was among 19 killed in the Radisson hotel massacre in Bamako, Mali.

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Yair Lapid, leader of Yesh Atid party.
'The EU is capitulating to the worst elements of jihad. The labeling of settlement products is a direct continuation of the boycott movement against Israel, which is anti-Semitic and misguided.'
London's Mayor Boris Johnson during a visit to Israel.
“I cannot think of anything more foolish than to say that you want to have any kind of divestments or sanctions or boycott towards…the only democracy in the region…The supporters of this so-called boycott are really just a bunch of corduroy-jacketed…lefty academics who have no real standing in the matter and I think are highly unlikely to be influential in Britain.”
US Secretary of State John Kerry at a ceremony at the UN marking 40 years since the UN General Assembly adopted an infamous resolution defining Zionism as a form of racism. The resolution was cancelled in 1991.
“The Zionist dream embraces the concept of Israel as a Jewish democracy, a beacon of light to all nations. That dream can only be upheld by two states living side by side in security. We all know from years of discussion and efforts: this is not an impossible dream. It is achievable.”
Israel's Minister Naftali Bennett, leader of Bayit Hayeudi, Jewish Home, interviewed on BBC on the EU labeling of settlement products.
'Surely people are entitled to know precisely where they're buying their goods from. And they're buying their goods from Israel. The products (targeted by the EU labeling) don't come from 'occupied territorie but from disputed territories as are hundreds of other locations around the globe. When the EU, Europe of all places, singles out Israel, I see that as a form, a new form of anti-Semitism."
Isaac 'Buji' Herzog, leader of the opposition Zionist Union, on the EU labeling of settlement products.''
''The EU decision is dramatically adverse to the idea of moving toward peace with our neighbors. The decision is dangerous and bad for Israel but it harms Israelis and Palestinians alike."''
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reacting to the EU's decision to label settlement products
''The Israeli economy is strong and will withstand this; those who will be hurt will be those Palestinians who work in Israeli factories. The EU should be ashamed."
Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein on EU labeling of Israeli settlement products
"In addition to that injustice, it is hypocrisy to deal with the source of a tomato, instead of helping millions of unfortunate people in the world, including the refugees flooding Europe and escaping the battles in Syria."
Justin Trudeau, nouveau Premier ministre du Canada
''Je me suis souvent exprimé contre le désir de sanctionner et de boycotter Israël par le mouvement BDS et autres, je continue de m’inquiéter des initiatives qui semblent cibler Israël plutôt que d’autres pays''.

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Kerry meets Netanyahu in Jerusalem: 'Israel has every right in the world to defend itself'

By Yossi Lempkowicz JERUSALEM (EJP)---“Israel has every right in the world to defend itself. It has an obligation to defend itself. And it will and it is,’’ said US Secretary of State John Kerry as he met Tuesday in Jerusalem with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. “I am here today to talk with ... Full Article

Rabbi Margolin (EJA): '’We will continue our work to guarantee better security for the Jewish communities of Europe'

By Yossi Lempkowicz BRUSSELS (EJP)---‘’We will continue our work to guarantee better security for the Jewish communities of Europe,’’ said Rabbi Menachem Margolin, General Director of the European Jewish Association (EJA) as he reacted to a reported statement by Rabbi Albert Guigui, Chief Rabbi of Brussels,... Full Article

Belgian police arrest 16 people in several operations against terror suspects but Salah Abdeslam still at large

By Yossi Lempkowicz BBRUSSELS (EJP)---Belgian police arrested 16 people in several operations against terror suspects as they hunt for Salah Abdeslam, one of the Paris terror attacks perpetrators still at large, with Brussels remaining Monday at highest terror threat amid new attacks threats. Abdelslam, Europe... Full Article

21-year-old Israeli girl killed in stabbing attack by Palestinian in the West Bank, two other attacks on the same day

By Yossi Lempkowicz JERUSALEM (EJP)---A Palestinian terrorist on Sunday afternoon stabbed and killed a 21 year-old Israeli girl, Hadar Buchris, as she stood at a bus stop in the Gush Etzion junction, south of Jerusalem, in the West Bank. IDF forces who responded to Sunday’s attack immediately shot and killed ... Full Article

Berlin's Kaufhaus des Westens department store apologizes after removing Golan Heights wine from its shelves

By Yossi Lempkowicz BERLIN (EJP)---A renowned department store in Berlin has decided to return Israeli settlement products to its shelves after initially removing wine produced in the Golan Heights following a recent EU decision to label those products. Following criticism both in Israel and Germany, KaDeWe, o... Full Article

Synagogues in Brussels advised to shut down following highest terror alert level

By Yossi Lempkowicz BRUSSELS (EJP)---Synagogues in Brussels were advised to shut down on Saturday following the decision of the Belgian authorities to raise the terror alert to its highest level in the country’s capital, Brussels, European Jewish Press (EJP) has learned. The Jewish Central Consistory of Belgi... Full Article

Belgium raises its terrorism alert to its highest level in Brussels following 'immediate very serious threat'

By Yossi Lempkowicz BRUSSELS (EJP)---Belgium raised its terrorism alert to its highest level in its capital, the first such move since the terror attack at the Jewish Museum in Brussels last year. The measure follows the warning of an “immediate very serious threat” to Brussels, which is also the seat of t... Full Article

Synagogues in Sweden shut down as a temporary precautionary measure after terror threat level is raised

By Yossi Lempkowicz STOCKHOLM (EJP)---Synagogues in Sweden have been shut down as a temporary precautionary measure after the country raised its terror threat level to ‘’high’’. Police announced that they arrested Thursday night Moder Mothama Magid, a 22-year-old Iraqi man who has fought in Syria and wh... Full Article

EU Ministers accelerate implementation of counter-terrorism measures in the wake of Paris attacks

By Yossi Lempkowicz BRUSSELS (EJP)---Tightening checks on all travellers, including European citizens, at the external borders of the EU, finalizing before the end of the year of a database for air travelers in, out of and within Europe and better intelligence sharing among Europe’s security services are among the... Full Article