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The International Council of Jewish Parliamentarians convened in Jerusalem in December 2015, under the auspices of the World Jewish Congress, for three days of intensive discussions and meetings with high-level Israeli officials.

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The Steering Committee of the International Council of Jewish Parliamentarians met in New York and Washington, DC, on 2 and 3 December 2013.  US Congressman Eliot L. Engel was appointed as the new ICJP chairman.

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On 14 and 15 May 2012, WJC President Amb. Ronald S. Lauder, and Secretary General, Dan Diker, together with ICJP delegates from Europe and Israel, held a working session at the Italian Parliament in Rome to define common goals and strategies to face the alarm of the overall rise in anti-Semitism and extremism in Europe.

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In early September 2011, the International Council of Jewish Parliamentarians (ICJP) held a series of meetings in New York City and Washington DC. Top on the agenda were the Palestinians’ effort to win the endorsement of the UN General Assembly for a unilaterally declared statehood. Other issues discussed by the lawmakers included security requirements for a viable Middle East peace and the efforts by Iran to gain nuclear weapons.

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Fifty-five Jewish lawmakers from 22 countries gathered in Jerusalem in June 2011 for the  International Consultation of Jewish Parliamentarians. The meeting was co-organized by the International Council of Jewish Parliamentarians and the World Jewish Congress (WJC). The meeting focused on developing common strategies to combat anti-Semitism and the assault on Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish people. In a hearing in the Knesset, moderated by outgoing ICJP Chairman Gary Ackerman from the United States, numerous parliamentarians spoke about the growing challenges felt by politicians across the world.

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