Holding UNRWA to Account

The Reform UNRWA campaign is urging donor nations to hold UNRWA to account, for financial transparency and reform of the Palestinian education system. Following the unconditional renewal of the mandate of UNRWA, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency, at the United Nations on Friday November 15, the campaign to Reform UNRWA (UNRWA: STOP TEACHING HATE) […]

UN Report on ‘Combatting Antisemitism’

The UN Report on ‘Combatting Antisemitism to Eliminate Discrimination and Intolerance Based on Religion or Belief’ conducted by Ahmed Shaheed, UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief, was released on 23 September 2019. The report is unprecedented, and is one of the rare times that the UN has addressed the issue of antisemitism […]

Commemorating 25 Years since the AMIA Terrorist Attack in Argentina

Fran Butensky, Madeleine Brecher and Joan Lurie Goldberg attended the Commemoration of the 25th Anniversary of the Terrorist Attack on the AMIA, as ICJW’s representatives at the UN New York. 2019 marks the 25th anniversary of the terrorist attack at the AMIA (Asociacion Mutual Israelita Argentina), the center of Jewish life in Buenos Aires. 85 people […]

Is anti-Zionism a new form of antisemitism?

Liliane Seidman and Nadine Iarchy from ICJW attended an international seminar in the Brussels Senate on Friday 24 May 2019 about Anti-Zionism and Antisemitism. Eminent speakers from Belgium, France, Israel and Canada gave their views about antisemitism in general and particularly in public schools. We had an excellent report of Katharina von Schnurbain, coordinator of […]

Heartbroken by Passover Shooting

ICJW and our U.S. affiliate the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) are saddened by the shooting of Jews worshiping on Passover and outraged by the continued gun violence in this country. NCJW CEO Nancy K. Kaufman released the following statement: “Today we mark the 6 month anniversary of the shooting at the Tree of […]

Holocaust Remembrance in Bulgaria

In 2018 Bulgaria marked the 75th anniversary of the rescue of the Bulgarian Jews from sending them to the Nazi death camps. This anniversary, although happy for us, has a bitter taste because at the same time more than 11,000 Jews from the lands in neighboring Greece, Serbia and Macedonia, which were administratively ruled by […]

Rosh Hashana, Prayer & Agency

Hannah’s story shows us how independent women can – through their personal prayers and unmediated approach to G-d – change reality and create a better world. A Seasonal Message from Dr. Zehavit Gross, Vice Chair of the ICJW Jewish Education Committee. Rosh Hashana is a time of renewal, agency, and prayers for a good year […]

Royal Interfaith Meeting in Belgium

Nadine Iarchy, chair of ICJW’s Interfaith and Intercultural Committee, attended a Round Table event at the Belgian Royal Palace on June 21, 2018. The King and Queen of Belgium invited women who are active in all the religions recognized in Belgium to attend, to discuss the position of women in their own faith groups in […]

Jewish NGO Project: UNRWA Textbooks

Joan Lurie, ICJW Representative to the UN in New York, reports on the meetings of the Jewish NGO caucus to discuss UNRWA textbooks at the UN during May 2018, and on her campaign to raise awareness on this issue with Ellen Fawer of Jewish Women International. At the London ICJW Executive Committee meeting in November, […]

The Question of Palestine: 70 Years After 1948

ICJW’s representatives at the United Nations in New York attended a presentation by the Committee on the Exercise of Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People at the UN on May 17 and 18, 2018. This forum was organized in accordance with UN General Assembly Resolutions 72/11 and 72/13. Its purpose was to mark the anniversary […]