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ADL praises France's government strategy to combat anti-Semitism and racism

By Yossi Lempkowicz NEW YORK (EJP)---The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) welcomed Friday’s announcement by French Prime Minister Manuel Valls of a new government strategy to combat anti-Semitism and racism. The strategy focuses on the same four elements of ADL’s efforts against anti-Semitism: public awareness ca... Full Article

French PM Manuel Valls announces plan to combat racism, anti-Semitism and Islamophobia

By Yossi Lempkowicz PARIS (EJP)---French Prime Minister Manuel Valls on Friday announced an action plan to combat racism, anti-Semitism and Islamophobia, three months after the deadly attacks by Islamist terrorists against Charlie Hebdo magazine and a kosher supermarket in Paris. Valls announced the 100-million-... Full Article

Call by EU ministers to label products from the West Bank settlements ‘irresponsible’, says Israeli political leader

By Yossi Lempkowicz JERUSALEM/BRUSSELS (EJP)---Yesh Atid party leader Yair Lapid described a call by 16 European Union Foreign Ministers, including those of France, Italy and Spain, to label products from the West Bank settlement as ‘’irresponsible’’. Yair Lapid, who was Finance Minister in the outgoing ... Full Article

Israel applauds bill giving US Congress say on any Iran deal

By Yossi Lempkowicz WASHINGTON/JERUSALEM (EJP)---Israel Strategic Affairs Minister Yuval Steinitz welcomed a bill agreed this week by US Congress and the White House which gives Congress a say in approving the nascent nuclear deal with Iran. The bill was authored by Senators Bob Corker (Republican from Tennessee) ... Full Article

Israel commemorates Holocaust Memorial Day

By Yossi Lempkowicz JERUSALEM (EJP)---Israel came to a standstill Thursday at 10 a.m as a siren rang out to mark Holocaust Remembrance Day and 70 years since the end of WWII. Holocaust Memorial Day was marked with a series of events, which began Wednesday evening with a state ceremony at the Yad Vashem Holocaust ... Full Article

EU Council appoints Italian as 'EU Special Representative for the Middle East Peace Process'

By Yossi Lempkowicz BRUSSELS (EJP)---The EU Foreign Affairs Council has appointed an Italian diplomat, Fernando Gentilini, as the EU Special Representative for the Middle East Peace Process. ‘’The tasks of the Special Representative are to contribute to actions and initiatives leading to a final settlement of ... Full Article

President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz urges Europeans to fight the 'demons' of racism and anti-Semitism

By Yossi Lempkowicz BERLIN/BRUSSELS/JERUSALEM (EJP)---The President of the European Parliament urged Europeans to fight the "demons" of racism and anti-Semitism that still haunt Europe in a speech at a ceremony marking the liberation of Germany's Buchenwald concentration camp 70 years ago. Buchenwald was the bigg... Full Article

2014 saw huge increase in violent anti-Semitic incidents in Europe, according to an annual study

By Yossi Lempkowicz TEL AVIV (EJP)---2014 saw a huge increase in violent anti-Semitic incidents in Europe, according to an annual study published in Israel. The highest number of incidents occurred in France, 164 compared to 141 in 2013, the study by Tel Aviv University's Kantor Center for the Study of Contempor... Full Article

Israeli officials express concern at the news that Russia lifts a freeze on sale of advanced anti-aircraft system to Iran, Tehran steps up arms shipments to Hezbollah, Hamas

By Yossi Lempkowicz JERUSALEM (EJP)---Israel has reacted with concern to the news that Russia has decided to lift a freeze on the sale of the S-300 advanced anti-aircraft system to Iran. The freeze was in place since 2010 following international concerns over the Iranian regime and subsequent global sanctions. ... Full Article