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Antisemitism (2015 Plenum)

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  • Posted on October 8, 2015

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 In 2014 and the first part of 2015, there were three deadly terrorist attacks on European Jewish institutions: the Jewish museum in Brussels, a kosher grocery store in Paris, and a synagogue in Copenhagen. In the United States, while the total number of anti-Semitic incidents remains at historically low levels, there were some particularly violent…



 Anti-Semitism and Other Threats to Jewish Communities in Europe

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  • Posted on February 8, 2014

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  European Jewish communities face increasing threats from anti-Semitism and challenges to religious practices which are basic to Jewish religious identity.  The underlying forces driving expressions of anti-Semitism and campaigns against religious freedom vary among countries but can be found across Europe.  Anti-Semitic attacks on individuals, synagogues, cemeteries and schools occur with disturbing frequency.  Of…



JEWS IN VENEZUELA

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  • Posted on February 24, 2004

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Eleven years ago, the first major terrorist attack on the Western Hemisphere, took place when the Israeli Embassy in Buenos Aires was destroyed by a car bomb, killing 29 people and wounding more than 200.  Two years later, a similar attack in Buenos Aires destroyed the headquarters of the Argentine Mutual Aid Association (AMIA), killing…



ADVOCACY FOR JEWISH REFUGEES FROM ARAB COUNTRIES

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  • Posted on February 24, 2004

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BACKGROUND Jews have been part of Middle Eastern culture and life for nearly 4,000 years, since the beginnings of Judaism.  Indigenous Jewish communities have lived continuously in this region both inside and outside the Land of Israel.  These Jewish communities existed in relatively stable and substantial numbers until the middle of the twentieth century.  In…



THE RISE OF EUROPEAN AND GLOBAL ANTI-SEMITISM

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  • Posted on February 24, 2004

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  The past three years have seen a marked increase in the rise of anti-Semitism throughout the world and particularly in Europe.  This anti-Semitism has manifested itself in violent attacks and vandalism against synagogues, cemeteries, schools, and other Jewish institutions, properties, and individuals; in anti-Israel rhetoric bordering on anti-Semitism by public figures, the media, and…



International Anti-Semitism

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  • Posted on February 18, 2002

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The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) is greatly concerned by persistent anti-Semitism around the world, and particularly in Arab and Muslim countries in the Middle East.     In the Middle East, anti-Semitic articles and caricatures always have been present in the media: in those countries and entities with which Israel is formally at peace…



Solidarity with the Jewish Community in Argentina

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  • Posted on February 17, 2002

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 Following months of spontaneous protests and political unrest, including the resignation of two Presidents within a short period of time, Eduardo Duhalde was sworn in as the leader of Argentina on January 1, 2002.  On January 7, the Argentine Congress officially ended the country’s peg of the peso to the U.S. dollar, allowing the government…



Anti-Semitism Related to Middle Eastern Tensions

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  • Posted on February 26, 2001

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The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) is greatly concerned by the spate of anti-Semitic incidents, which appear to be related to Israel-Palestinian tensions.   Immediately after the outbreak of Palestinian violence in late September 2000, those apparently seeking to protest Israeli policy targeted a number of Jewish institutions around the world. Incidents were documented…



Acts of Terrorism in Argentina

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  • Posted on February 26, 2001

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  The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) stands in solidarity with the Jewish community in Argentina. Terrorism has plagued Argentina’s recent history. In 1992 the Israeli embassy in Buenos Aires was bombed, killing 29 people and leaving many seriously wounded. In 1994 the building which housed both the delegation of the Argentine Israelite Associations…



Lipstadt/Irving Trial

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  • Posted on February 28, 2000

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  The current trial taking place in a London, England courtroom, where Professor Deborah Lipstadt has been accused by David Irving of libel for referring to him as a Holocaust denier, provides a powerful reminder of the vigilance required to preserve the memory of the Holocaust. Professor Lipstadt has, in her writings, performed an invaluable…