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The first Summit of Eurasian Jewry held in Kyiv, Ukraine

“The establishment of the Summit of Eurasian Jewry is a historic event that testifies to the unity and mutual responsibility of the Jewish people and is aimed at the benefit of the Euro-Asian Jewish communities, including the development of educational and social projects in the region. This important Summit came together thanks to a strong partnership and fruitful cooperation of international organizations, such as the Euro-Asian Jewish Congress and the European Jewish Parliament,” said Dr. Mikhael Mirilashvili, president of the Euro-Asian Jewish Congress.

During the meeting, which took place as part of the first Summit of Eurasian Jewry in Kyiv, Ukraine, EAJC President called on the Ukrainian authorities to transfer the embassy to Jerusalem: “Among the initiators of the draft resolution on the transfer of the Ukrainian Embassy to Jerusalem are 86 deputies of the Ukrainian parliament. Given their kind support, I urge you to support the adoption of this important resolution, which will definitely strengthen the friendship between our people and states.”

The Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Dmytro Razumkov assured EAJC President Dr. Mikhail Mirilashvili that he would study the issue further.

The Summit opened with the annual General Assembly of the Euro-Asian Jewish Congress (EAJC) followed by the first joint session of the EAJC and the European Jewish Parliament.

Neta Briskin-Peleg, head of the “Nativ” organization (the Prime Minister’s Office liaison group for the FSU and Jewish diaspora affairs), noted: “The leaders of the Euro-Asian Jewish Congress have consistently supported the State of Israel. The position to support Aliya to Israel, adopted at the Summit, is a significant step in this direction. The Israeli leadership highly appreciates Congress’s dedication to the Jewish people and the State of Israel.” KKL-JNF Chairman Daniel Atar has announced a strategic partnership between KKL-JNF and EAJC.

The Summit of Eurasian Jewry adopted a resolution on strengthening the role of youth in preserving Jewish heritage and development of Jewish life in the Euro-Asian region, emphasizing the importance of new modern techniques, innovative initiatives, and a creative approach in working with Jewish youth, including the student community, and in educating a new generation of Jewish leaders in Euro-Asian region.

In a unanimous resolution, the Summit called on the state leaders of the Euro-Asian region to take a firm position and prevent further escalation of antisemitism in the region. The Summit also urged the Jewish leaders of the Euro-Asian region to join a constructive dialogue on combating this shameful and dangerous phenomenon.

The Summit was attended by Jewish leaders from 32 countries of the Euro-Asian region, President of the Euro-Asian Jewish Congress (EAJC), Dr. Mikhael Mirilashvili, EAJC General Director, Haim Ben Yaakov, Executive Director of the All-Ukrainian Jewish Congress, Joseph Axelrod, Director of “Nativ”, Neta Briskin-Peleg, Advisor to the Prime Minister of Israel, Ariel Bulstein, Editor-in-Chief of Israel Hayom Boaz Bismuth, representatives of the World Jewish Congress, and other honorary guests.