#Israel - Knesset passes contentious Shabbat law by one vote after all-nighter

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09 January 2018
The Minimarket Law passed 58-57 but does not create new enforcement options against the many shops that open illegally on Shabbat and pay municipal fines.

#WeRemember - World Jewish Congress launches #WeRemember Holocaust commemoration campaign

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08 January 2018
Crif is very happy to be part of this amazing campaign! The #WeRemember campaign will start January 10th on Crif networks! Stay tuned!

#France - French jews protest reprint of Antisemitic essays from Holocaust era

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04 January 2018
The plans to publish the essays were made known in November but formally announced only in recent days.

#2018 - Look to the future: what does 2018 have in store?

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03 January 2018
From news and politics to sport, culture and fashion, we preview the events likely to shape the year ahead.

#World - ADL report: 67% increase in US Antisemitic incidents in 2017

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03 January 2018
The complete picture in the US is unknown due to underreporting.

#Israel - Nearing nine million: Israel in numbers on eve of 2018

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02 January 2018
Central Bureau of Statistics publishes statistics in honor of 2017 drawing to a close: Israel has population of 8,793,000; 27,000 have made Aliyah in 2017, mostly from Europe; population grew by 165,000, with 180,000 births and 44,000 deaths.

#Israel - Dream comes true for Holocaust survivors

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28 December 2017
“God gives but does not ask in return. He gives with a generous hand. This is a dream and I am afraid to wake up."

#France - A beloved French author was also an anti-Semite. Now his most notorious works are being republished.

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28 December 2017
To publish or not to publish. That has always been the question when it comes to Louis-Ferdinand Céline.

#Europe - Norway limits funding to NGOs which boycott Israel

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27 December 2017
Norway follows in the footsteps of Denmark, cuts funding to Palestinian Arab NGOs promoting BDS.

#France #StopBoycott - French children's magazine: Israel is not a real country

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26 December 2017
Francis Kalifat, the president-elect of the Conseil Représentatif des Institutions Juives de France (CRIF), the umbrella organization for Jewish organisations in France, condemned the magazine for questioning Israel's existence. "To say that Israel is not a 'true state' is a grave lie in the face of history ... Israel's existence is an internationally recognized truth."

#Europe - Menorah in Kiev desecrated twice during Hanukka

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19 December 2017
A swastika was drawn on the menorah and a substance that looks like blood was splattered over it.

#Israel - Mike Pence Postpones Israel Visit Amid Crisis in Trump's Peace Initiative

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14 December 2017
A Knesset spokesperson confirmed that Pence's speech, slated for Monday, was postponed until 'maybe Wednesday'.

#Israel - Israel's Intelligence Minister Invites Saudi Crown Prince to Visit Israel

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13 December 2017
Describing Saudi Arabia as the leader of the Arab world, Yisrael Katz proposes that the kingdom would be a sponsor of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.

#Israel - Rabbi Shteinman, "Haredi leader of the generation" dies at 104

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12 December 2017
Rabbi Aharon Leib Shteinman was the long-time leader of the non-Hassidic Ashkenazi Haredi community.

#History - 31 years ago, Elie Wiesel was giving his Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech

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11 December 2017
31 years later, let's read again Elie Wiesel's acceptance speech, on the occasion of the award of the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, December 10, 1986.

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