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2014-09-11 16:24:47

PARIS, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC France warned today that the dramatic rise in anti-Semitic incidents this year demands urgent attention and action. A new report from the Jewish Community Protection Service (SPCJ) and the French Minister of Interior shows a 91 percent increase in anti-Semitic incidents, 527 in total, from January 1 to July 31, compared with the same period last year when 276 were reported. Many of the incidents were acts of violence, up 126...

2014-07-10 12:31:06

NEW YORK, July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to the emergency situation facing Israel because of the Hamas rocket and missile attacks, AJC announced today a grant to the Barzilai Medical Center in Israel. With the $50,000 grant from AJC's Israel Emergency Fund and Heilbrunn Humanitarian Fund, Barzilai will purchase an anesthesia machine for its emergency room. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100816/AJCLOGO "The Barzilai Medical Center team, in this critical...

2014-01-11 08:20:14

NEW YORK, Jan. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC mourns the death of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO) "With the passing of Ariel Sharon, a defining chapter in Israel's history goes with him," said David Harris, executive director of AJC, the global Jewish advocacy organization. "He was a man of towering strength, uncompromising commitment, steely determination, and creative vision." The full AJC statement...


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  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
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