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

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Holocaust-themed video game for smartphones developed

WJC, The developer of a Holocaust-themed game rejected in 2008 by Nintendo has now announced plans to release his work for smartphone users. Luc Bernard, 26, announced his plan on the website ‘Indiegogo’, a platform which helps developers and inventors find funding for their products.Bernard created a stir in 2008 with his game ‘Imagination is the only escape’ which he had developed for Nintendo and which looked at the events of the Holocaust through the eyes of a child. The gaming giant eventually rejected to market the game because it was deemed unfit for children, according to the ‘New York…
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Jewish Diplomatic Corps to rejoin World Jewish Congress

The Jewish Diplomatic Corps (JDCorps), an international network of Jewish professionals engaged in public diplomacy, will be reintegrated into the structure of the World Jewish Congress (WJC) and see its global budget and staff boosted. The corps’ precursor was set up in 2006 under the auspices of Peleg Reshef of the WJC. Today, the network comprises 130 young Jewish lay leaders from 30 countries world-wide. “This is a major investment into the future of Jewish organizational leadership. The Jewish Diplomats, or JDs, as they are called, are successful professionals in their late twenties or thirties who identify with Jewish and…
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US Extends Security Closure of Some Diplomatic Missions

VOA, The United States says most of its diplomatic missions in the Middle East and North Africa will remain closed all week. More than 20 embassies and consulates were closed Sunday due to security concerns.The State Department said Sunday a small number of additional posts will be closed, while others will reopen Monday.It said the extension was not related to new security threats, but that officials were simply exercising caution.Sunday's move to close U.S. embassies and consulates came several days after American officials warned of a possible al-Qaida attack.Most of the more than 20 diplomatic missions are in Muslim countries, where…
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Israel Headlines - PM Netanyahu on remarks by Iranian President Rouhani

"These remarks by President Rouhani must rouse the world from the illusion that part of it has been caught up in since the Iranian elections." The President has changed but the goal of the regime has not: To achieve nuclear weapons in order to threaten Israel, the Middle East and the peace and security of the entire world.Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu responded to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani remarks in which he was cited as saying that Israel "has been a wound on the body of the Islamic world for years and should be removed.""Rouhani's true face has been revealed earlier…
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WJC ANALYSIS: The assault on shechita and the future of Jews in Europe

In recent months, debate regarding the banning of shechita and halal [slaughter in accordance with Jewish and Islamic law, respectively] has been renewed in a number of EU member states, most notably Poland. While some of those who support a reexamination of the issue are undoubtedly motivated by genuine concern for animal welfare, there may be less sanguine intentions on the part of others who advocate a ban (or the upholding of existing ones). Certainly, the vituperative language of at least some of the campaigners is hardly reassuring. Ironically, a common front on this issue may help bring Jews and…
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Diary of Hitler aide resurfaces in United States

Rosenberg, a Nazi Reich minister who was convicted at Nuremberg and hanged in 1946, hand-wrote his recollections from spring 1936 to winter 1944 WJC, The long lost diary of Alfred Rosenberg, a crony of Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler who helped exterminate millions of Jews during World War II, has surfaced in an upstate New York home. According to media reports it promises new insights into dealings between top Nazi officials and specific information about the looting of Jewish-owned art. Some 400 pages from the ‘Rosenberg Diary’ could offer new details about meetings Rosenberg had with Hitler and other Nazi leaders,…
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Rabbi attacked and insulted in German inner-city shopping center

  Between six and eight youths attacked Rabbi Menachem Mendel Gurewitz, pushing him and calling him a “shitty Jew”. WJC, A 39-year-old Chabad rabbi has been attacked by a group of youth in the German city of Offenbach, near Frankfurt. According to media reports, between six and eight youths attacked Rabbi Menachem Mendel Gurewitz, pushing him and calling him a “shitty Jew”. A local police spokesman said a criminal complaint had been filed and there was probable cause to investigate for an anti-Semitic hate crime, bodily injury and harassment. State security officials are also investigating.Gurewitz was forced to flee the…
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Argentine prosecutor indicts Iran for setting up terror network across Latin America

  Argentine prosecutor indicts Iran for setting up terror network across Latin America WJC, Alberto Nisman, the Argentine prosecutor investigating the AMIA bombing case, has reiterated that Iran masterminded the 1994 attack against the Buenos Aires Jewish center and accused the regime in Tehran of building clandestine intelligence stations across South America from which it plans to launch terror attacks. Nisman’s 500-page-long indictment, handed on Wednesday to an Argentine federal judge, says that several intelligence stations were established to sponsor, foster and execute terrorist attacks in order to export the Islamic revolution. Identical intelligence bases and centers were discovered in…
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Jewish News - Museum of the History of Polish Jews to open Friday

This complex coexistence is laid out in a 43,000 sq foot core exhibition with eight themed halls WJC, In Warsaw, a museum on the history of Polish Jewry will be inaugurated on Friday, on the 70th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising against Nazi Germany in World War II. The Museum of the History of Polish Jews aims to reclaim the rich 1,000-year heritage which has been overshadowed by the Holocaust. The glass building stands on the site of the former ghetto, where 200 poorly-armed Jews rose up in Europe's first urban anti-Nazi revolt. Jews first emigrated to Poland from…
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