The World Union of Jewish Students (WUJS) calls upon the Hungarian government to take firmer action against Mr. Marton Gyongyosi a member of the National Assembly for the Jobbik Party. Mr. Gyongyosi has recently called upon the Hungarian government to draw up a list of Jews who pose ‘national security risks’.
Hope 4 Hanukkah is the latest initiative to aid and assist the youth who have been living in range of rocket attacks in the South of Israel. The project is being run around the world by everyone who stands in solidarity with the people of Israel and is supported by the World Union of Jewish Students and the European Union of Jewish Students (EUJS)
Through this initiative you can support Israeli children and easily donate toys and games by bringing them to one of the ‘meeting points’ being set up all around Europe and at WUJS offices in Jerusalem. When you don’t have toys to give, or are too far away from a drop off location, you can donate any amount of money online to a special fund which will be used to buy toys from Israeli companies.
This is a project of the people for the people. Parents are doing their utmost to keep their children out of harms way and have no time to do Hanukkah shopping. The gifts, with a personal message from yourself if you want, will be delivered to the children of Southern Israel by young brave supporters based in Israel. This is your easy, accessible and powerful way to show your support, show that you care!
I feel overwhelmed by the killing currently taking place in my two adoptive homelands, South Africa and Israel. In a country with 40% unemployment and with one of the world’s highest disparities between rich and poor, South Africa has been rocked by some of the most violent worker strikes since the apartheid era. Only three months ago, we bared witness the police shooting of 47 (mostly workers) at the Lonmin mine, which was reminiscent to many of the 1960 Sharpeville Massacre. Similar protests have spread to other parts of the country, and during one such protest near Cape Town four days ago, a 28 year-old farm worker was shot dead by the police; a photo of him lying in cold blood was plastered on the front pages of the daily newspapers.
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