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French Jewish leader calls on Americans to help stop Jew-hatred on internet

By Yossi Lempkowicz NEW YORK (EJP)---CRIF, the umbrella representative group of the French Jewish community has called on its ''American friends'' to fight against the dissemination of Jew-hatred on the internet, in an appeal published in the New York Times. ‘’For French Jews this battle is vital. We can nei... Full Article

Netanyahu in AIPAC speech: The alliance between Israel and the US is 'stronger than ever', will address US Congress on Iran's nuclear threat

By Yossi Lempkowicz WASHINGTON (EJP)---“You're here to tell the world that reports of the demise of the Israeli-US relations is not only premature, they're just wrong,” Israeli Prime Ministr Benjamin Netanyahu told delegates at the annual American Israel Public Affaires Committee (AIPAC) conference in Washi... Full Article

Football striker Samuel Eto'o to receive Third European Medal of Tolerance

By Yossi Lempkowicz PARIS (EJP)--- Cameroonian football striker Samuel Eto’o, who played with Barcelona and Chelsea, and the FARE Network, an organization active in combating discrimination, will be presented with the Third European Medal of Tolerance in London next week for their ‘’exceptional achievements... Full Article

French PM Valls: Anti-Israel sentiments in France have all elements of anti-Semitism

By Yossi Lempkowicz PARIS (EJP)---According to France’s Prime Minister Manuel Valls the anti-Israel and anti-Zionist sentiments spreading in the French society have all the necessary elements to be considered as anti-Semitism. ‘’In the 1970s, a new type of Jew-hatred emerged among elites, one that expressed ... Full Article

Group of Muslims organize fundraising to rehabilitate oldest synagogue in Belgium

By Yossi Lempkowicz BRUSSELS (EJP) --- A group of Muslims in the Belgian southern town of Arlon decided to appeal for donations and human support to help refurbish the local synagogue, the oldest in the country, which is in poor condition. According to regional newspaper Vers l'Avenir, the LOCAL Muslim associati... Full Article

Israeli PM Netanyahu travels to Washington for 'historic' address to both houses of Congress, to speak at AIPAC conference on Monday

By Yossi Lempkowicz WASHINGTON/JERUSALEM (EJP)---Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that he is going to address the US Congress as an "emissary of all the citizens of Israel, even those who don't agree with me, and the entire Jewish people." He made the statement as he boarded a plane to Washin... Full Article

For the first time, issue of anti-Semitism dealt with by European Parliament body

By Yossi Lempkowicz BRUSSELS (EJP)---For the first time, an official body of the European Parliament dealt with the issue of rising anti-Semitism in Europe and the need to make the fight against this phenomenon a priority. The topics were discussed in Brussels at the first meeting this year of the European... Full Article

Italian parliament calls on government to recognize ‘State of Palestine’

By Yossi Lempkowicz ROME (EJP)---The Italian parliament on Friday voted a motion presented by the Democratic Party (PD) of Prime Minister Matteo Renzi calling on the government to back the recognition of a ‘State of Palestine’. The motion passed with 300 in favor, 45 against and 59 abstentions. The symbolic n... Full Article

Despite Israel-US frictions, 7 in 10 Americans continue to view Israel favorably

By Yossi Lempkowicz WASHINGTON (EJP)---Even as relations between the leaders of Israel and the United States reportedly deteriorate over disagreement about how to handle Iran's nuclear program and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech at the Congress next week, a new Gallup poll shows that 70% of Am... Full Article