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CUFI Tops 4 Million Members In Little More Than a Decade

“Israel continues to be a top priority for this community; their support is both growing and intensifying; and there remains enormous potential ahead.”

Poland’s President Apologizes for Jews Being Driven Out in 1968

“The free and independent Poland of today, my generation, is not responsible and does not need to apologize. But ... to those who were driven out then ..."

Watch Megilla Brachot Recited at the White House

Can anyone even remember a time, ever, when the Megilla was read at the White House?

Church of the Holy Sepulchre to Reopen in Jerusalem

The Church of the Holy Sepulchre has been closed for three days to protest the proposed tax law and the disputed municipal taxes that the city of Jerusalem has been insisting on collecting.

Jerusalem & Ministry Team Formed to Resolve Battle Between Church & State

The Knesset will suspend all legislative activity on the new tax law regarding church property during work by the team.

An ‘End to Anti-Semitism’ in Vienna

“People marching in the streets of European capitals shouting ‘Death to the Jews’ has led to the actual death of Jews, and will continue if Europe does not react.”

Addiction Doesn’t Discriminate, Warns Crown Heights-based ‘Operation Survival’ (video)

"Some people still tend to think of drug use as an 'outside problem', but the reality is that addiction doesn't discriminate."

European Jews Call on OSCE to Adopt International Definition of Anti-Semitism

“Anti-Semitism is not only a Jewish problem, it concerns all European citizens. Extremist ideologies start by threatening Jews, but are in fact a challenge to society as a whole."

Netanyahu to Putin: We Must Take Strong, Timely Stand Against Murderous Ideologies (video)

"The main lesson of the rise of the Nazis and ... their defeat, is that one needs to take a strong and timely stand against murderous ideologies."

Muslim World League Labels Holocaust a ‘Nazi Crime Against Humanity’

“This human tragedy perpetrated by evil Nazism won’t be forgotten by history ... True Islam is against these crimes.”

Putin Moves Museum Visit in Deference to Jewish Sabbath

The United Nations date for International Holocaust Day, and the date on which worldwide memorial ceremonies are being held, falls on the Jewish Sabbath.

Germany to Appoint Commissioner to Coordinate Gov’t Fight Against Anti-Semitism

German MP Volker Kauder said it was "shameful" that Jewish institutions required police protection, and that Jews are often afraid to go out, and openly identify as Jewish.

Israel to Maintain Its Distance When Dealing With Austria’s ‘Freedom Party’ Ministries

"Israel will maintain working relations with the professional echelon of the [Austrian] government ministries headed by a minister from the Freedom Party."

European Jewish Congress ‘Gravely Concerned’ Austrian Govt Includes Far-Right Freedom Party

“The FPÖ has a long history of anti-Semitism and xenophobia and we are concerned about the fact that they will control government ministries in the new Austrian Government.”

European Jewry Cautiously Welcomes Austrian Govt’s Rejection of Anti-Semitism

Nevertheless, “We cannot ignore the fear that in other countries extreme parties will join the government based on the Austrian model,” the rabbi warned.

Russia’s President Honored Memory of His Jewish H.S. Teacher

"The embassy helped organize the burial ceremony and commissioned its representative to it."

FULL TRANSCRIPT: President Trump Proclaims Jerusalem is Capital of Israel

"Peace is never beyond the grasp of those willing to reach it."

Pope Calls for ‘Status Quo’ of Jerusalem to be ‘Respected’

"I cannot keep quiet about my deep worry about the situation that has been created in the last few days."

Argentina’s Lower House Passes Bill Marking Terror Attack on Israeli Embassy as Day of...

The bill will also require schools to to teach students about the consequences of global terrorism.

Historic ‘First’ as Canada Post Issues Hanukkah Stamp

Canada Post has indicated that if sales go well for this printing, production will be higher in coming years and new designs will be added.

European Jews Urge Paris to ‘Draw Red Line’ Against Far-Right Political Parties

'The Jewish community stands "shoulder to shoulder" with the French government and people in its battle against extremism and terrorism.'

Prince Charles Backpedals from Letter Blaming Jews for Mideast Tensions

"I now appreciate ... it is the influx of foreign, European Jews ... which has helped to cause great problems."

Actor Will Smith Slips in Quietly to Visit Western Wall, Jerusalem

Actor Will Smith told reporters the Western Wall is "very spiritual, very powerful" and he feels "honored to be here."

Egypt Denies UNESCO Lists Alexandria’s Eliyahu HaNavi Synagogue as ‘Endangered’ World Heritage Site

“The Egyptian government gives equal importance to all its monuments and heritage sites, whether Ancient Egyptian, Jewish, Coptic or Islamic.”

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