Uniting Europe

Grazie a Dio le elezioni israeliane sono finite. Nei 41 anni che ho vissuto in Israele, il divario sociale e la frammentazione sono andati di male in peggio diventando semplicemente inaccettabili. Ora siamo ad un punto tale che l’unica cosa su cui tutti convergono è che probabilmente le prossime elezioni avranno luogo anche prima che… » read more

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Non si deve sopravvalutare l’importanza delle elezioni appena tenute in Israele. Lo stupefacente 72,3 per cento di affluenza degli elettori sta a dimostrare che questa volta la gente le ha sentite in un modo diverso. Sentivano che stavano scegliendo tra due diverse strade, e ciascuna credeva veramente che la sua fosse l’unico modo per garantire… » read more

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2015 ha empezado francamente mal. No es que 2014 fuera un camino de rosas, pero queda claro que la escalada de violencia contra los judíos ha entrado en una nueva fase. El 20 de enero redacté una entrada en el blog de The Jerusalem Post indicando que “parece que hemos alcanzado un momento crítico, y… » read more

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In den kommenden Wochen hat der israelische Ministerpräsident Benjamin Netanyahu vor, in die USA zu reisen, um dort am 3.März bei der gemeinsamen Sitzung beider Kammern eine Ansprache an den Kongress über das iranische Atomprogramm zu halten, nur zwei Wochen vor den Wahlen in Israel. Die Einladung dazu erhielt er von John Boehner, dem republikanischen… » read more

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During her speech at the Council of Europe, in commemoration of the Holocaust, Mrs. Braden Golay, president of the European Union of Jewish Students (EUJS), reiterated the promise many of us make on this date each year: “Never again!” Watching her, I realized how little we know about keeping the Holocaust from reoccurring. The wave… » read more

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Special Unity Event in Paris

I’d like to share with you a report I received on a special event of unity and friendship that my students carried out last week in Paris, France. These students created an association called “Circulaires Solutions,” which offers to go to places and give free activities that include social games, workshops on various topics, clips,… » read more

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On September 26, 2014, BBC News published a story titled, “Islamic State crisis: ‘3,000 European jihadists join fight.’” Many more reports appeared in Western media outlets at the time, asking why ISIS was so appealing to young Western Europeans. Did these young men and women leave for the Middle East because they had suddenly developed… » read more

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The beginning of a new year is a great time to reflect on where we are compared to where we want to be. A few days ago I came across a post by British MEP, Richard Corbett. He wrote about how the pragmatism of the EU is important for solving problems, but “when we focus… » read more

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In my first post here on BlogActiv, I am very pleased to welcome you to our annual One Europe Convention with attendants from 70 countries. The convention will take place in Verona on November 21-23, 2014. For 10 years running, the annual European convention, hosted by Kabbalah.info, a non-profit organization, has established itself as one… » read more

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