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World Jewish Congress brings solidarity mission to after Jewish museum attack

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 1 giugno 2014

BruxellesBRUSSELS – A solidarity mission of the World Jewish Congress (WJC) to Brussels will take place next Monday (2 June) following the terrorist attack last Saturday at the city’s Jewish Museum, in which three people were killed and one gravely wounded. The mission will be led by WJC President Ronald S. Lauder and include 25 senior representatives of Jewish communities from around the world. The delegation will hold talks with Belgium’s Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo, Foreign Minister Didier Reynders, Interior Minister Joëlle Milquet, Justice Minister Annemie Turtelboom, the head of Cabinet of the King of the Belgians, Frans van Daele, and the heads of the Jewish Museum, Philippe Blondin, and the Jewish community umbrella body CCOJB, Maurice Sosnowski. Lauder and Sosnowski will also give a WJC press conference on Monday, at 12:15 p.m., at the Steigenberger Grandhotel Brussels and brief the media about the impact this attack has on the Jewish community and what lessons need to be learned from it.“This visit to Brussels will take place on the eve of Shavuot, the holiday that celebrates the giving of the Torah to the entire nation of Israel at the foot of the Mount Sinai. So on Monday, by bringing together Jews from all over the world to stand in solidarity with the Jewish community of Belgium, we are guided by the message of Shavuot, which embodies the notion that all Jews are responsible for one another,” Ronald S. Lauder declared.
b He added: “The entire Jewish world has been shocked by the horrible attack in the center of Brussels last week, and we lament the fact that very little seems to be known about the background of these murders. We must now stand united with the community, and we also expect to get answers from Belgium’s politicians what will be done to ensure that the safety of Jews and Jewish institutions is improved and that Jews do not feel threatened.”

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The Antiques Roadshow

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 1 giugno 2014

london-centralLondon – Christie’s is pleased to announce that a striking head study by Sir Anthony van Dyck (1599-1641), which was recently re-discovered on the BBC television progamme The Antiques Roadshow, will be offered at Christie’s Old Master & British Paintings Evening Sale, on Tuesday 8 July (estimate: £300,000-500,000, illustrated above). This work is a preparatory sketch for van Dyck’s full-length group portrait of The Magistrates of Brussels, which was painted in Brussels in 1634-35, when the artist was at the height of his powers. The painting was bought 12 years ago by Father Jamie MacLeod from an antiques shop in Cheshire for just £400. The proceeds of the sale will go towards the acquisition of new church bells for Whaley Hall Ecumenical Retreat House in Derbyshire to commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War. This work will be exhibited for the first time ahead of the sale when it goes on free public view at Christie’s New York on 31 May to 3 June; it will also be on view in London ahead of the sale, on 5 to 8 July.

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