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This week in Brussels, capital of Europe: 'Dirty Jew' tagged on a shop. Owner Philippe Lachman says: 'It reminds me the Berlin stores targeted by the Nazi anti-Semitic propaganda.'

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Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament
''I trust that the European Commission and the competent Danish authorities will take the necessary steps to make sure that all national Danish provisions as regards religious slaughter are fully compliant with the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights.'' In response to a letter from Rabbi Menachem Margolin, Director General of the European Jewish Association,expressing concern about the adoption in Denmark of a legislation on ritual slaughter that restricts religious freedom.

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Parashat Kedoshim / פרשת קדשים
Next read on 26 April 2014. Parashat Kedoshim is the 30th weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading.

After thwarted Hezbollah terrorist plan in Bangkok, Israel's embassy asks Thai police to beef up security around tourist spots for Pessach

By Yossi Lempkowicz BANGKOK (EJP)---Israel’s embassy in Bangkok, Thailand, has requested that Thai police beef up security in areas that are known as tourist hot spots at least until the conclusion of Pessach, the Jewish Passover holiday on Tuesday, according to a report in the Bangkok Post. The report came aft... Full Article

Israeli Foreign Ministry says envoy’s statement alleging police misconduct in Jerusalem was in ‘poor judgement’

UN Middle East Peace Process Robert Serry claimed that a procession of Christian Arabs had been prevented from entering the Church of the Holy Sepulcher as part of Easter celebrations in Jerusalem’s Old City.
UN Middle East Peace Process Robert Serry claimed that a procession of Christian Arabs had been prevented from entering the Church of the Holy Sepulcher as part of Easter celebrations in Jerusalem’s Old City.

By Yossi Lempkowicz JERUSALEM (EJP)---Israel said claims by the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Robert Serry that a procession of Christian Arabs had been prevented from entering the Church of the Holy Sepulcher as part of Easter celebrations in Jerusalem’s Old City ‘’referred to a no... Full Article

Israeli FM Lieberman criticizes EU's Catherine Ashton for issuing statement expressing concern over recent developments in the West Bank.

By Yossi Lempkowicz JERUSALEM/BRUSSELS (EJP)---Israel’s Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman on Friday criticized EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton for issuing a statement expressing concern over recent developments in the West Bank. He denounced the timing of Ashton's statement at a time when he said "th... Full Article

'Dirty Jew, go back to your mother,' shouted at Israeli coach of Belgian football club

By Yossi Lempkowicz BRUSSELS ( EJP )---Anti-Semitic remarks were uttered against the Israeli coach of the Belgian football team Standard Liege by a group of around twenty supporters disgruntled by the outcome of their team’s play against the club of Lokeren Thursday night. The incidents erupted at the end of... Full Article

Anti-Jewish flyer in Ukraine: World Jewish Congress concerned, urges restraint, 'intolerable' says Kerry

By Yossi Lempkowicz NEW YORK (EJP)---World Jewish Congress President Ronald S.Lauder urged all sides in the conflict in Ukraine to refrain from using anti-Semitic propaganda to further their political goals. Lauder made the statement following the distribution in Donetsk and other towns in eastern Ukraine of an ... Full Article

Israeli-Palestinian negotiators meet with US envoy

By Yossi Lempkowicz JERUSALEM (EJP)---Israeli and Palestinian negotiators have met US  envoy Martin Indyk in a Jerusalem hotel to try to find a way to extend peace talks beyond the April 29 deadline. The meeting had been put off by a day after the killing of an Israeli police officer by a Palestinian gunman nea... Full Article

Geneva talks produce agreement to 'de-escalate' crisis in Eastern Ukraine

By Yossi Lempkowicz GENEVA (EJP)---Following talks in Geneva, the Foreign Ministers of Russia, Ukraine, the US and the European Union said they have agreed to steps to "de-escalate" the crisis in eastern Ukraine. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, Ukraine's Foreign Minister Andriy Deshchytsia, US Secretary o... Full Article

Ukraine : ADL condemns appearance of anti-Semitic fliers in Donetsk

By Yossi Lempkowicz NEW YORK (EJP)---The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) condemned the appearance of anti-Semitic fliers in Donetsk, Ukraine, and called on all parties involved in the political conflicts in Ukraine to refrain from “cynical and politically manipulative” exploitation of anti-Semitism. Accordi... Full Article

Over 1,000 Russian Jews to attend Limmud Conference in Moscow

By Yossi Lempkowicz MOSCOW (EJP)---Over 1,000 Jews from across Russia will gather in Moscow next week for the Limmud FSU conference, which is considered the largest Jewish gathering in the former Soviet Union. Limud is a nonprofit organization founded eight years ago to serve young Russian-speaking Jews around... Full Article