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Both Israeli President Reuven Rivlin and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited Friday afternoon the injured family of 18-month-old Palestinian toddler Ali Saad Dawabsha who died when his family house was set on fire by alleged Jewish extremists in th

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Hillary Clinton to Jewish donors.
''I’ll be better for Israel than Barack Obama.''
Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi during his visit this week in Israel
“Israel’s security is Europe’s own security.We think it is possible to make compromises regarding Iran’s future, but impossible to make compromises on Israel’s security.”
British Prime Minister David Cameron
'If you claim violence in London isn’t justified, but suicide bombs in Israel are a different matter, then you too are part of the problem".
Israel President Reuven Rivlin after visiting in a Tel Aviv hospital members of the Palestinian family injured in an arson attack. A toddler was killed in the attack.
“In the face of a wave of terror against the innocent, the loss of life, and the loss of law and order, the State of Israel and Israeli society must carry some soul-searching. Introspection that will find expression not just in words but in action.”
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on arson attack that killed Palestinian baby
"When you stand next to the bed of this small child, and his infant brother had been so brutally murdered, we're shocked, we're outraged," There is zero tolerance for terrorism wherever it comes from, whatever side of the fence it comes from, we have to fight it and fight it together."

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Arson attack in the West Bank: Lauder condemns ‘barbaric attack which represents the worst that humanity is capable of’, asks Israeli authorities to bring terrorists to justice

By Yossi Lempkowicz NEW YORK (EJP)---“This barbaric attack represents the worst that humanity is capable of. On behalf of the World Jewish Congress and the 100 Jewish communities we represent, I would like to join the government and people of Israel in condemning the attack. This crime was, in no uncertain terms, ... Full Article

EU on arson attack that killed Palestinian baby: 'A tragic reminder of the dramatic situation in the region that highlights the urgent need for a political solution of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict'

By Yossi Lempkowicz BRUSSELS (EJP)---The European Union said Friday that the ‘’cold-blooded killing of Palestinian toddler Ali Dawabsha, presumably by extremist settlers, is a tragic reminder of the dramatic situation in the region that highlights the urgent need for a political solution of the Palestinian-Israe... Full Article

Swift condemnation across Israel’s political spectrum of the murder of a Palestinian baby in West Bank arson attack

“The government of Israel is united in its opposition to terrible and heinous acts such as these,” Netanyahu said, adding that – speaking for the entire country – he wanted to send his condolences to the family of the baby killed in the arson attack.
“The government of Israel is united in its opposition to terrible and heinous acts such as these,” Netanyahu said, adding that – speaking for the entire country – he wanted to send his condolences to the family of the baby killed in the arson attack.

By Yossi Lempkowicz JERUSALEM (EJP)---Leading the swift condemnation across the political spectrum of the overnight arson attack in the Palestinian village of Duma in the West Bank, in which a baby was killed and several members of his family injured, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared : “I am shoc... Full Article

Will Benjamin Netanyahu address EU leaders in Brussels as a result of a Cypriot initiative to restart peace Israeli-Palestinian talks ?

By Yossi Lempkowicz BRUSSELS (EJP)---Will Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu address EU leaders in Brussels for the first time as part of a new push by the international community to restart the peace process ? The possibility of such an address was first raised by the President of Cyprus, Nicos Anast... Full Article

Interpol arrest warrant against former Iranian Defense Minister ‘still valid’ despite nuclear deal, says EU spokesperson

By Yossi Lempkowicz BRUSSELS (EJP)---A spokesperson at the European External Action Service (EEAS) has confirmed that Interpol’s arrest warrant against a former Iranian Defense Minister, Ahmad Vahimi, sought for his alleged involvement in the bomb attack against a Jewish community centre in Buenos Aires in 1994, i... Full Article

EU on announcement of new settlement construction: 'It calls into question Israel's government stated commitment to negotiated two-state solution'

By Yossi Lempkowicz BRUSSELS (EJP)---The EU stated that the ‘’recent decisions of the Israeli authorities to further advance settlement expansion in the West Bank and East Jerusalem call into question the Israeli government's stated commitment to a negotiated two-state solution in the Middle East Peace Process.... Full Article

British Minister: 'Anti-Semitism has absolutely no place in Britain and we must do everything we can to eradicate it wherever we find it'

By Yossi Lempkowicz LONDON (EJP)---“Anti-semitism has absolutely no place in Britain and we must do everything we can to eradicate it wherever we find it,’’ said British Interior Minister Theresa May in remarks after the publication of a report by the Community Security Trust(CST) showing that recorded anti-S... Full Article

City of Munich confirms ban on Jewish 'memorial blocks'

By Yossi Lempkowicz MUNICH (EJP)---The City Council in Munich has voted to continue banning the placement of blocks commemorating Jewish Holocaust victims in city streets, a ban that garnered surprising support from Jewish community leaders. The Council said that the so-called ‘‘Stolpersteine’’, meaning stu... Full Article

New CST report : 53% increase in anti-Semitic incidents in first half of 2015 in the UK

By Yossi Lempkowicz LONDON (EJP)---A new report by the Community Securit Trust (CST) shows that recorded anti-Semitic incidents in the U.K. were up 53 percent in the first half of 2015 as compared to the corresponding period of 2014. CST, a charity that monitors anti-Semitism and provides security for the... Full Article