Hanukkah (also known as the Festival of Lights) is an eight-day Jewish holiday that usually takes place between late November and late December. It commemorates the victory of the Maccabees, a Jewish rebel army, over the Syrians in 165 B.C.E., as well as the subsequent rededication of the holy Temple in Jerusalem. The Aladdin Project wishes the Jewish people everywhere in the world a happy Hanukkah.
German Bundestag Meeting brings to end 2014 International Summer UniversityThe second International Summer University for Intercultural Leadership, organized by the Aladdin Project, the Free University of Berlin and the Berlin campus of Bahcesehir University, under the patronage of the UNESCO and in partnership with 20 universities from Europe, Middle-East, Africa and North America, ended on July 11 with the awarding of diplomas of “Youth ambassadors for peace and dialogue among cultures” to the sixty participating students.
Bariza Khiari, Anne-Marie Revcolevschi and Jacques Andréani : « We will not let it go ! »In a joint declaration pronounced by Vice-President of French Senate Bariza Khiari at the meeting organized by the Aladdin Project on 12 June, 2014, she, the President of the Aladdin Project and the Ambassador of France proposed the leading figures of society who were present at the meeting a road map to counter the resurgence of racist and anti-Semitic crimes.
French President of Assembly praises the « original, commendable and courageous » initiatives of the Aladdin ProjectOn the occasion of the great Euro-Mediterranean meeting for intercultural dialogue organized by the Aladdin Project at the French National Assembly on June 12, 2014, the President of the National Assembly emphasized the importance of multiplying initiatives such as those implemented by the Aladdin Project since 2009, in a context where racism and anti-Semitism keep thriving.
Gerhard Schröder praises the last initiatives of the Aladdin ProjectThe former German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder made a speech at the Euro-Mediterranean reception at the National Assembly on June 12, 2014, where he affirmed the importance of the recent initiatives of the Aladdin Project, at the moment when political tensions, at the international level as well as inside the nations, put in danger the pacific coexistence of people, cultures and citizens.
French Justice Minister Christiane Taubira congratulated the three laureates of the Aladdin Youth AwardThe French Justice Minister, Christiane Taubira, awarded the Aladdin Youth Award 2014 to three Moroccan, French and German students for the research project they undertook together on the aftermath of the 2013 Summer University of the Aladdin Project. She took this occasion to express her outlook on intercultural dialogue during the great meeting organized by the Aladdin Project at the National Assembly, on June 12th, 2014.
IRNA- Iran on Monday unveiled a monument to the Jewish citizens who lost their lives in the 8-year Iraqi imposed war on Iran in the 1980s.
The Guardian- Angela Merkel pledges to do all she can to fight abuse against Jews, claiming antisemitism is an attack 'against all of Germany'.
UNESCO- Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, during his first official visit to UNESCO address an audience of Permanent Delegates of UNESCO Member States, invited guests and officials.