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Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel visits Jewish school in Antwerp, Wednesday 2 September 2015.

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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".
Jonathan A.Greenblatt, National Director of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) on the decision of the Spanish Rototom Sunsplash Festival to reverse its cancellation of Matisyahu's concert
'It is an important lesson for universities, businesses and cultural events to resist the aggressive pressure tactics of the BDS campaign and prevent attacks on cultural and academic freedom'.
Israel's foreign ministry
'While the world races to do business with Iran,in Iran it's business as usual.'

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Belgian Prime Minister visits Jewish community of Antwerp, confirms 4 million euros to reinforce protection of Jewish sites

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Norwegian bank apologises after issuing blatant anti-Semitic Visa card

By Yossi Lempkowicz OSLO (EJP)---The largest bank company in Norway apologized after it issued a credit card bearing blatantly anti-Semitic images. The card features a hook-nosed Jew, wearing a kippah and a prayer shawl, laughing against the backdrop of gold coins. The offensive card was issued to an Australian... Full Article

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The Daily Mail and The Telegraph retreat in face of ‘Pallywood story’ about Palestinian child activist

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World's oldest known Jewish person has died

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Tourists horrified to see showers installed at the entrance of Auschwitz camp

By Yossi Lempkowicz WARSAW (EJP---Tourists who recently visited the site of the former Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp in southern Poland were horrified to see “showers” installed at the entrance of the site, where over a million Jews were killed in gas chambers disguised as shower rooms. “As soon a... Full Article

Mark Regev, Netanyahu's spokesperson, confirmed as next ambassador to Britain

By Yossi Lempkowicz JERUSALEM (EJP)---Israel’s foreign ministry has approved the appointment of Mark Regev, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's long-time spokesman, as Israel’s next ambassador to Britain. He succeeds Daniel Taub who recently finished a four-year term in London. The confirmation of Regev... Full Article

Swiss government expresses regret after the publication of anti-Netanyahu cartoon by Ambassador in Iran

By Yossi Lempkowicz BERN (EJP)---The Swiss government has expressed regret after its ambassador to Iran, Giulio Haas, displayed a cartoon depicting two doves defecating on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's head, as he addressed Swiss and Iranian business people in Zurich. In his speech, to promote bus... Full Article