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President Rivlin and FM Katz host reception for the diplomatic and consular corps in Israel

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Special Holy Fire ceremony held during the coronavirus outbreak

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PM Netanyahu addresses the ceremony marking Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Day

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Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Day 20-21 April 2020

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Briefing for foreign ambassadors on Coronavirus management and cooperation with the Palestinians

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Yad L'Achim Opens Hotline for Assistance from Experienced Psychologists, Social Workers

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Israeli President Reuven Rivlin's message to global Jewry amid coronavirus crisis

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Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Day 20-21 April 2020

The official Opening Ceremony for Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Day, which was pre-recorded without an audience in Warsaw Ghetto Square at Yad Vashem on the Mount of Remembrance in Jerusalem, will be broadcast on Monday, 20 April 2020 at 20:00 (Israel time). Yad Vashem will transmit the State Opening Ceremony complete with simultaneous translation (except for the remarks of the President and Prime Minister) into English, French, German, Russian and Spanish on Yad Vashem's website. The feed will also be broadcast via Yad Vashem's Facebook page.The ceremony will comprise traditional elements, including pre-recorded video remarks by Israel’s President H.E. Mr. Reuven Rivlin and Prime Minister H.E. Mr. Benjamin Netanyahu. Yad Vashem…
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Yad L'Achim Continues War Against Missionaries Despite Corona Crisis

While the coronavirus has brought life to a standstill for most of the Israeli public, Yad L'Achim continues to wage war against the missionaries, who have stepped up their efforts to get Jews to convert out of their religion.Soon after the Health Ministry issued regulations ordering people to remain home, Yad L'Achim began reaching out to Jews in cults to propose that they take advantage of the time they now have to rethink life and its meaning.In an email to hundreds of Jews in cults, Yad L'Achim delivered the following message: "Shalom, brothers! The future is uncertain, everything around us…
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Israeli President Reuven Rivlin's message to global Jewry amid coronavirus crisis

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin's message to global Jewry amid coronavirus crisis: "Take care of yourselves - you are members of our family overseas"Israeli President Reuven Rivlin reached out to global Jewry on Tuesday with a video message in which he urged Jews around the world to “take care of yourselves - you are members of our family overseas." President Rivlin also called for the Jewish community to stay "strong, united, healthy and well," reminding us that throughout history, Jewish people have survived against all odds. President Rivlin acknowledged that “the whole world is, right now, is in a difficult time…
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Chazaq’s Amazing Shaping Lives Sunday School Program

chazaq’s Shaping Lives Sunday School impacts the lives of hundreds of public school children every week by providing Learning and Fun in 6 locations!!!!  Recently the program had their first Parent Breakfast in their Forest Hills branch.The Parent Breakfast, spearheaded by Shaping Lives Executive Director, Daniel Gadayev was a massive success. With many parents from this location in attendance, they were given a glimpse into what education their children receive on a weekly basis with a beautiful slideshow.The program included a presentation of davening songs by the students, a cupcake decorating for both children and parents and a lecture on…
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Deadly Shooting at Pittsburgh Synagogue

According to police and media reports, Robert Bowers allegedly entered the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh on Saturday morning, yelling, “All Jews Must Die” as he opened fire. As of Saturday evening, the death toll stood at 11, and several people remained hospitalized.A profile on Gab – a social media site frequented by right-wing extremists – which appears to belong to Bowers, showcases his virulent anti-Semitism. The vast majority of the posts are anti-Semitic in nature, using language like “Jews are the children of satan,” “kike infestation,” “filthy EVIL jews” and “Stop the Kikes then worry about the Muslims.”…
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11 Dead, 6 Injured in Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting

The gunman who killed 11 people and injured 6 at a Pittsburgh synagogue assailed the Jewish resettlement agency HIAS on his web page and said “I’m going in.”The shooting occurred shortly before 10 AM during a bris circumcision ceremony at The Tree of Life. About 100 people were at the synagogue, which was holding three services at the time.Bob Jones, the FBI official from the Pittsburgh office called the attack the ‘most horrific crime scene” he has seen in his 22 years with the FBI.Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu,  released the following statement:"I was heartbroken and appalled by the murderous attack…
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World Jewish Congress expresses concern at explosion targeting Jewish community leader in Kazan, Tatarstan

NEW YORK - The World Jewish Congress expressed its concern at an explosion targeting the Head of the Jewish community of Tatarstan and of Kazan, Russia, Mr. Mikhail Skoblionok. It is understood that Mr. Skoblionok has sustained injuries after opening a package delivered to his business, which subsequently exploded. Mr. Skoblionok is currently undergoing treatment at a hospital in the area. It is not yet clear whether the attack was criminally motivated, or a hate crime. WJC CEO and Executive Vice President Robert Singer said: “I was very worried to hear about today’s explosion targeting the head of the Jewish…
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ADL Welcomes Announcement That Israeli Judokas Can Participate in UAE Tournament Under Their Own Flag

ADL today welcomed the International Judo Federation’s announcement that the UAE Judo Federation has confirmed to the IJF in an official letter that all nations participating in Abu Dhabi Grand Slam tournament next month will be permitted to do so under equal conditions. The IJF indicated that “the historic decision will thus allow all nations to display their national insignia and national anthem, including Israel”. At the 2017 tournament, the UAE organizer did not permit Israeli judokas to participate under the Israeli flag and barred the playing of the Israeli national anthem at medal ceremonies.Jonathan A. Greenblatt, ADL CEO and…
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World Jewish Congress mourns death of Kofi Annan, a ‘tour de force’ within the United Nations

The World Jewish Congress mourns the death of former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, who passed away on Saturday at the age of 80. “Former Secretary General Annan was a dedicated diplomat who throughout his life embodied the mandate of the United Nations to foster relations and cooperation among members of the international community,” said WJC President Ronald S. Lauder.“Mr. Annan’s tenure as secretary general spanned some of the most difficult years of the Arab-Israeli conflict, including the bus bombings of the 1990s, Israel’s 2000 withdrawal from Lebanon, the entirety of the second Intifada which wreaked deadly terror across Israel,…
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