Over the last fives months, the European Union has convened its Association Council with Lebanon, Jordan and Egypt… but still not its Association Council with Israel, a high-level bilateral ministerial body which is normally due to be held every year in the EU Council premises in Brussels.
‘There are young Palestinian men that come to us, that were brought up with deeply rooted anti-Semitism,'' says Martin Schulz, Social Democratic Party candidate for German Chancellor, in debate with Angela Merkel
Israeli President Reuven Rivlin asked Macedonia to use whatever influence it has in Europe in an attempt to stop demands for boycotts of Israel. ‘’Israel can understand criticism he said but not boycotts, especially in matters pertaining to Jerusalem,’’ he said during a meeting with visiting Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev.
This summer, the LifeChanger FSU rehabilitation project in Ukraine sent 69 of its participants to various FJC Jewish summer camps throughout the country, giving them a chance to enjoy the vacation while gaining valuable skills and making new friends.
Anti-Semitism is on the rise in Poland, a study by the Poland University of Warsaw’s Center for Research on Prejudice, shows while the European Jewish Congress is expressed concern over the deteriorating relationship between the Polish Government and the Jewish community.
''Freedom of the press is one of the cornerstones of the Government Press Office (GPO),’’ said its director, Nitzan Chen, as he explained his decision to not revoke the media credentials of the correspondent in Israel of the Qatari-funded Al Jazeera channel.