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Dear Guests,
We appreciate your choosing to participate in the 4th conference of the Global Forum for Combating
Antisemitism , taking place here in Jerusalem, the capital of the state of Israel.
Antisemitism has taken many different forms in the course of its long history. While old Antisemitism
still exists, new forms of Antisemitism are manifesting themselves in recent years putting into use
new technology and modern media to spread an ancient hate. Increasingly anti-Israeli tendencies and
activities are inseparable from Antisemitism, with Israel being attacked as the new collective Jew,
while Iran develops military nuclear capabilities and her leaders deny the Holocaust and threaten
Israel with destruction.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and The Ministry for Jerusalem and Diaspora Affairs, join forces with
many organizations, states and individuals, in the fight against Antisemitism in all its manifestations.
The Jewish people and the State of Israel, its national home, stand at the forefront of this effort. Yet
responsibility lies with the leadership of every state in which Antisemitism still exists.
Antisemitism, xenophobia and racism are maladies with which the free world must deal and that must
be placed high on the international agenda. Not all is bleak: we recognize and appreciate the many
world leaders, religious leaders and NGO’s who act and speak up publicly against Antisemitism, enact
laws to help fight it, and help educate towards tolerance and understanding.
Indeed, the diversity of the participation in this conference and the forming of a concrete action
plan is a testimony to the renewed commitment of many governments and organizations to eradicate
Antisemitism. The willingness we have seen in recent years by many international actors including the
United Nations, the European Union and others, to give prominence to the fight against Antisemitism
in public discourse, represents an important step towards creating a more tolerant and just society.
We therefore call on you, the participants of this conference, to send a simple yet meaningful message:
Zero-tolerance to intolerance.
We wish you all a productive and proactive conference.
Zeev Elkin                                                         Naftali Bennett
Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs  Minister for Jerusalem and Diaspora Affairs


Dear friends and colleagues,
It is my great honor and pleasure to welcome you to the 4th Conference of the Global Forum for
Combating Antisemitism.
The Global Forum for Combating Antisemitism (GFCA) is an active coalition of parliamentarians,
statesmen, NGO's and scholars from across the world. The GFCA was last convened in 2009. Regrettably,
the past four years have shown an alarming increase in the volume of Antisemitism and diversification
of its manifestations. Indeed, we still mourn the innocent victims of the 2012 Toulouse massacre. It has
therefore become apparent that a convening of another conference of the GFCA is needed at this time.
Our mission is to fight the growing manifestations of Antisemitism and other forms of racism around
the world and to strengthen acceptance of the other, mutual respect and tolerance. The international
conference provides an opportunity for us to come together to formulate a concrete action plan and
work effectively to combat Antisemitism’s growing threat.
The highlight of this upcoming 2013 Conference, will be the convening of 10 Working Groups that
will deliberate and each separately formulate concrete action plans on the second day of the conference
(29 May). These will be consolidated into one concrete document: The Action Plan for Combating
Antisemitism 2013 and Beyond. This will not be a theoretical document, but a real blueprint for action.
Among the topics that we will be addressing in this Conference will be: Antisemitism in the Muslim
and Arab World , Latin America , The Former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe region, The EU and
Western Europe. Various forms of New Antisemitism will be discussed in the Working Groups on
Antisemitism in the Guise of Delegitimization and Anti-Zionism and Antisemitism in the Internet
and in the Media. Effective measures will be also addressed in the fields of Law, Legislation and
Enforcement in the Combat of Antisemitism and maintaining continuance of Diaspora Jewish Life as
well as Antisemitism on Campuses.
We will also be exploring positive and harmonious ways of confronting this evil, through the exploration
of Inter-Faith Dialogue as an instrument to mitigate Antisemitism, and the role of Education in promoting
tolerance in future generations.
I wish to thank the valuable and indispensable contribution to the success of this Conference of the
Co-Chairs of the 10 Working Groups. My best wishes for fruitful discussions.
I am sure that together we can make a difference.
Ambassador Gideon Behar
Conference Chair
Director, Department for Combating Anti-Semitism and Holocaust Remembrance
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Jerusalem

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, today (Wednesday, 19 July 2017), held a series of bilateral meetings with the heads of government of the Visegard Group: Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka, Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo and Slovakian Prime Minister Robert Fico. (Prime Minister Netanyahu met yesterday with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban.)

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​PM Netanyahu: We face common challenges, the first of which is to defeat the forces of terror that rampage through the world and threaten both our countries. We must stand together in this battle, much as we work together to perfect the future.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara, this evening (Tuesday, 4 July 2017), at the Prime Minister's Residence in Jerusalem, hosted Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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The EU Delegation in Israel and the Municipality of Tel-Aviv-Yafo presented:  Performance Europa!
Urban celebration of live performances and interactive installations
Tel Aviv’s White Night ,Rothschild 1 Plaza, 29 June 

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Over 60 leading women from across the world joined together last month for a panel discussion showcasing Israeli females in the lead.
Organized by The Israel Project (TIP) and the Embassy of Cyprus in Israel, the event served as a platform to discuss and understand the challenges and opportunities facing women in Israeli society in the modern age.
Among the panelists were popular journalist Judy Shalom Nir-Mozes. Former IDF commander Miri Eisin and Israeli Olympic athlete Maayan Davidovich.

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades, today (Thursday, 15 June 2017), in Thessaloniki, at the third trilateral summit, signed joint statements for the continued strengthening of relations.

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A senior delegation from Tanzania, headed by Dr. Aloyce Nzuki, Permanent Secretary Ministry for Natural Resources and Tourism, arrived in Israel for a series of meetings and events designed to increase cooperation with the Israeli tourist industry, and encourage Israeli tourism and investments to enchanted, exotic Tanzania.

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At a festive ceremony attended by Minister of Education Naftali Bennett, the Lauder Dormitory Building was inaugurated today at the Technion
state of the art building was donated to the Technion by World Jewish Congress President Ronald Lauder and his wife Jo Carole

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09 June 2017 – Jerusalem) The U.S. Permanent Representative of the United States to the United Nations Nikki Haley visited Yad Vashem today. The Ambassador was guided through the Holocaust History Museum by Dr. Robert Rozett, Director of Yad Vashem Libraries, participated in a memorial ceremony in the Hall of Remembrance, visited the Children's Memorial and signed the Yad Vashem Guest Book.

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President Reuven Rivlin today (Wednesday) met at his residence in Jerusalem with United States Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Nikki R. Haley.

President Rivlin welcomed her and said, “You are a dear friend of Israel. We appreciate your strong stand on the world’s most important stage, in support of the security of the people and the State of Israel. With your support we see the beginning of a new era. Israel is no longer alone at the UN. Israel is no longer the UN’s punching bag.”

He continued, “When I spoke at the UN on Holocaust Memorial Day, I said that the UN must learn from the lessons of the past, and stand up against hatred and racism. I said it must end its obsession with targeting Israel. Progress has been made. Israel’s standing at the UN has improved. But sadly, we have a long way to go. Both in holding to account, public statements made by officials, and in supporting regulation to reduce the ridiculous number of discussions and resolutions against Israel. This is also true in the Human Rights Council - which has been hijacked as a weapon against Israel - and in UNESCO, where they seek to rub out the history of the Jewish people.”

The President thanked the Ambassador for her great contribution to the State of Israel, and said, “Ambassador Haley, as the representative the US - Israel’s greatest and strongest ally - we appreciate very much your support of Israel, and all you do to stand up for the values of freedom and democracy which we share. Welcome to Israel, welcome to Jerusalem.”

Ambassador Haley thanked the President for his warm welcome and said, “Thank you Mr. President for taking the time to meet with us, it is an absolute thrill to be here in Israel, I so much appreciate the support we have received from the people of Israel. But I feel somewhat guilty because all I did at the United Nations was tell the truth. I have never taken kindly to bullies, and the UN has bullied Israel for a very long time, and we are not going to let that happen anymore. It is a new day for Israel in the United Nations. We just got back from Geneva, talking about the Human Rights Council and hopefully it will be a new day at the Human Rights Council when it comes to Israel.”

She concluded by saying she was greatly looking forward to her visit to Israel and said, “I am looking forward to taking in the history, the beauty, the tradition, and all that comes with the magic of Israel. Thank you very much for having me it is a pleasure to be here.”

Photo credit: Mark Neiman (GPO)

Friday was a beautiful late spring day; the gardens were lovely, the weather was fine; the guests were elegantly attired; the refreshments were generous and delicious; all the makings of a happy celebration marking the National Day of Sweden. H.E. Carl Magnus Nesser, ambassador of Sweden to the State of Israel, hosted the event at the ambassadorial residence in Herzlia Pituach.

The event was attended by many Swedish nationals living in Israel; Swedish music, Swedish food, Swedish sponsors and a generous open bar – all the makings of a happy event.

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A fundamentally agricultural holiday, Shavuot commemorates the custom of bringing offerings to the Holy Temple from the first fruits of the harvest and the first animals born to the flocks.

Shavuot, the Holiday of Weeks, is one of the three pilgrimage holidays, along with Pesach and Sukkot. These are the holidays on which the whole Jewish people would come to Jerusalem​ in ancient times, when the Holy Temple was there, and would offer animal and grain sacrifices.

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Tel Aviv Eat presents three evenings of tastings and workshops featuring the region’s leading restaurants and most prominent chefs. Entrance is free (including the chefs’ demonstrations), and tasting portions range in price from NIS 20-35. Doors open each evening at 18.00. There are several performance stages, live music, and stands selling beer.

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"Only when we remember the families who were torn apart from everyone they loved, who suffered that terrible darkness and evil, who had endured the unbearable horror of the Holocaust, only then can we prevent this agony from ever repeating." President Donald J. Trump

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The Charles Bronfman Auditorium at Habima Square is one of the centerpieces of the Israeli arts and cultural scene, home to the Israel Philharmonic for the last 60 years. On Friday, May 19th, it was home to yet another historic event, with the dedication of the entrance hall to Miri Shitrit of blessed memory.

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President Reuven and First Lady Nechama Rivlin today, (Monday), welcomed President of the United States Donald J. Trump, and First Lady Melania Trump on arrival at Ben-Gurion International Airport, and then at the President’s Residence in Jerusalem.

On his arrival at the President’s Residence, President Trump signed the official guest book and wrote, “It is such a great honor to be in Israel and be with all of my great friends”.

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