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Hungarian Soccer Club Ramps Up Fight Against Anti-Semitism in Sports

Hungarian Soccer Club Ramps Up Fight Against Anti-Semitism in Sports

Hungarian football club dedicates match against Israeli club to legendary Holocaust-era coach who saved Jewish lives BUDAPEST, July 12, 2018 – The Hungarian football team Ferencváros Torna Club (FTC), in cooperation with the World Jewish Congress and the Federation of Jewish Communities in Hungary (MAZSIHISZ), held an unprecedented tribute to a Holocaust-era hero on Thursday prior to its UEFA Europa […]

30 Rising FIDF Leaders From the US Visit Israel with IDF Soldiers

30 Rising FIDF Leaders From the US Visit Israel with IDF Soldiers

Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) National Rising Leaders Mission to Israel NEW YORK, July 10 – More than 30 young leaders and supporters of Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) from all walks of life, representing communities from across the U.S., joined the FIDF National Rising Leaders Mission to Israel, June 29-July 5, […]

Israel to Launch Historic Moon Mission This December

Israel to Launch Historic Moon Mission This December

First Israeli lunar spacecraft set to land on moon Feb. 13, 2019, making Israel fourth country to do so YEHUD, Israel, July 10 – At a historic press conference today at Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI)’s MBT Space facility in Yehud, Israel, nonprofit SpaceIL and IAI announced a lunar mission to launch from Cape Canaveral, Fla., this December, […]

Chelsea FC and WJC Launch Anti-Racism Program

Chelsea FC and WJC Launch Anti-Racism Program

Pitch for Hope competition calls on youth in UK, US, and Israel to propose creative ideas for curbing racism and anti-Semitism in sports NEW YORK, July 9 – Chelsea Football Club and The World Jewish Congress today launched the international Pitch for Hope competition, the first stage of a three-pronged joint initiative on combating the widespread phenomenon of […]

NBA Champion Draymond Green Visits Israel, Thanks to FIDF

NBA Champion Draymond Green Visits Israel, Thanks to FIDF

Golden State Warriors star met elite counter-terrorism soldiers and Israel’s president TEL AVIV, Israel, July 9 – NBA All-Star and Golden State Warrior championship star Draymond Green experienced a rare four-day tour of Israel last week organized by Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF), led by FIDF’s Midwest Region executive director, Tamir Oppenheim. During the FIDF trip, Green […]

50,000 Israeli Soldiers Enjoy Week of Fun and Gifts Thanks to FIDF Supporters

50,000 Israeli Soldiers Enjoy Week of Fun and Gifts Thanks to FIDF Supporters

National IDF Appreciation Week featured ‘Fun Days’ for Lone Soldiers and combat soldiers, ice cream trucks at bases across Israel TEL AVIV, Israel, July 9 – Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) supported more than 50,000 Israel Defense Forces (IDF) soldiers during the second annual appreciation week for IDF soldiers in Israel, June 27-July 8, held in […]

Historic Israeli Lunar Mission Press Conference This Wednesday

This year, Israel will send its first spacecraft to the moon — making it only the fourth country to do so — A historic press conference about the upcoming lunar mission will take place this Wednesday, July 4, 2018 at IAI’s MBT Space facility in Israel. During the press conference, SpaceIL and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) will […]

150+ Young Jewish Social Change Makers from 29 Countries Attend Jerusalem Summit

150+ Young Jewish Social Change Makers from 29 Countries Attend Jerusalem Summit

JERUSALEM, June 28 — More than 150 of the Jewish world’s leading young innovators from 29 countries convened in Jerusalem June 24-28 to connect with other change makers, gain new skills and find renewed inspiration at the 2018 ROI Summit. The summit is the flagship program of ROI Community, an initiative of the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family […]

'Fun Day' Gathers 5,000 IDF Lone Soldiers at Israeli Water Park

‘Fun Day’ Gathers 5,000 IDF Lone Soldiers at Israeli Water Park

Some 7,000 Lone Soldiers from 80 countries serve in the IDF, including 925 from US SHEFAYIM, Israel, June 28 – Some 5,000 “Lone Soldiers” – Israel Defense Forces (IDF) soldiers with no immediate family in Israel – gathered yesterday at Israel’s largest waterpark, just outside of Tel Aviv, for a day of rest and recuperation. The […]

UJA’s Goldstein calls Herzog ‘inspired’ choice to head Jewish Agency

NEW YORK, JUNE 24 — UJA-Federation of New York CEO Eric S. Goldstein today issued the following statement on the election of Isaac Herzog as Chairman of the Jewish Agency: “I am delighted to congratulate my friend Isaac ‘Bougie’ Herzog on his election as Chairman of the Jewish Agency,” Goldstein said. “He is an inspired choice for a role essential […]