Chelsea FC and WJC to convene international summit in Paris to fight racism in sports

September 18, 2018 by  
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The World Jewish Congress and its President Ronald S. Lauder, together with senior officials of the top English soccer team Chelsea Football Club have announced that they will convene an international summit in 2019 to battle discrimination, racism and antisemitism in sports. Read more

Lauder loses the plot…writes Isi Leibler

August 21, 2018 by  
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Ronald Lauder is a billionaire and respected art collector who became passionately committed to Jewish life when, as U.S. ambassador to Austria, he witnessed virulent anti-Semitism. I have known him for over 20 years and was involved in no small measure in his election as president of the World Jewish Congress. Read more

Israel, this is not who we are

August 17, 2018 by  
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Orthodoxy should be respected, but we cannot allow the politics of a radical minority to alienate millions of Jews worldwide….writes Ronald S. Lauder. Read more

United Nations condemns the use of human shields

June 29, 2018 by  
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World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder has praised the United Nations vote condemning the use of human shields as an “important” step that “will help bring security and stability” to the Middle East. Read more

Polish moves to rescind criminal penalty from Holocaust Law

June 28, 2018 by  
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The World Jewish Congress has welcomed Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki’s decision to recommend to parliament that it reopen discussions on its new Holocaust Law so as to rescind criminal penalty for suggesting that Poles bore some responsibility for the destruction of Polish Jewry.  Read more

WJC applauds United States’ UNHRC withdrawl

June 21, 2018 by  
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The World Jewish Congress has applauded the United States’ decision to withdraw from the United Nations Human Rights Council over its obsessive and biased focus on the State of Israel. Read more

World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder mourns loss of life in Gaza border violence, holds Hamas fully responsible for bloodshed

May 16, 2018 by  
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World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder has reacted to the deadly demonstrations on the Gaza Strip’s border with Israel this week. Read more

Leaders praises Trump’s leadership

May 15, 2018 by  
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The World Jewish Congress on Monday enthusiastically welcomed the United States’ move of its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, calling it a “critical moment in history” and a “precedent worthy of emulation” by all of Israel’s allies.  Read more

Losing the plot

March 23, 2018 by  
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In the northern hemisphere spring is arriving. In Israel it has sprung but in parts of the USA and in Europe/UK the winter thaw is delayed…writes Michael Kuttner. Read more

The issue of Nazi-looted art

February 4, 2018 by  
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At an event in Berlin leading up to the 20th anniversary of the Washington Principles, World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder underscored the large gap between promised improvements in reference to Nazi-looted art and actual actions in Germany. Read more

#WeRemember

January 9, 2018 by  
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The World Jewish Congress has launched its second annual #WeRemember initiative to combat anti-Semitism and all forms of hatred, genocide and xenophobia.  Read more

70th anniversary of the UN vote calling for the establishment of a Jewish state

November 29, 2017 by  
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The World Jewish Congress and Israel’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations has marked the 70th anniversary of the November 29, 1947 UN vote that called for the establishment of a Jewish state, with a reenactment of events in the very structure that served as the UN headquarters at that time. Read more

Poland’s proposed restitution law ‘excludes vast majority of Holocaust survivors and heirs’

October 21, 2017 by  
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The World Jewish Congress has expressed “profound disappointment” in the Polish government’s proposed legislation for the restitution of confiscated property belong to Holocaust victims and their heirs. Read more

World Jewish Congress calls Austrian election result ‘distressing’

October 17, 2017 by  
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The World Jewish Congress (WJC)  has voiced serious concerns about the strong showing of the far-right Freedom Party (FPÖ) in Austria’s parliamentary election. Read more

WJC Urges UN Body to focus on its Core Mandate

October 15, 2017 by  
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Following the U.S. and Israel governments’ announcements this week that the two countries intend to withdraw from UNESCO, World Jewish Congress (WJC) President Ronald S. Lauder urged the United Nations body “to focus on its core mandate rather than addressing political matters that fall outside the organisation’s purview.” Read more

WJC decries Las Vegas massacre as “senseless”

October 3, 2017 by  
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World Jewish Congress (WJC) President Ronald S. Lauder has decried the “senseless” violence in Las Vegas that left at least 58 dead and more than 500 injured at a country music festival. Read more

EU slammed for hosting a convicted terrorist

October 1, 2017 by  
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Ronald S. Lauder, President of the World Jewish Congress (WJC), has sharply criticised the European Parliament for hosting Leila Khaled, a convicted Palestinian terrorist who continues to advocate violence against Israelis. Read more

Lauder says Russia’s changes “stunning”

November 3, 2016 by  
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World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder has thanked Russia for its efforts to crack down on anti-Semitism and make Jews feel welcome in the country, after a long history of hostility and hardship. Read more

75 years after Babi Yar, WJC President Ronald S. Lauder praises ‘miracle of Jewish revival in Ukraine’

October 1, 2016 by  
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 On the 75th anniversary of the murder more than 33,000 Jews at Babi Yar, leaders of the World Jewish Congress (WJC) were in Ukraine to take part in events to remember the atrocity committed by Nazi Germany on 29/30 September 1941 near Kyiv. Read more

WJC praises Netanyahu’s call for resumption of peace negotiations

October 2, 2015 by  
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The World Jewish Congress (WJC) today hailed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Neyanyahu’s call at the United Nations for the Palestinians to return to the negotiating table and lauded Netanyahu’s remarks that Israel and Arab states are cooperating against radical Islam. Read more

Lauder appeals to FIFA to reject Palestinian demand to suspend Israel

May 28, 2015 by  
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The president of the World Jewish Congress (WJC) today appealed to the 209 member associations of FIFA to reject a Palestinian demand to suspend the membership of the Israeli Football Association (IFA) in world soccer’s governing body. Read more

An award for Helen Mirren

May 14, 2015 by  
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The World Jewish Congress (WJC) and The Weinstein Company announced today that Academy Award winner Helen Mirren will receive the WJC Recognition Award for her role in the acclaimed film ‘Woman in Gold’ and for helping to educate the public about the issues of Nazi-looted art. Read more

The Holocaust: The Red Cross “lost its moral compass”

April 29, 2015 by  
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The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the world’s foremost humanitarian organization, and the World Jewish Congress (WJC) have commemorated the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi death camps. Read more

WJC’s reaction to Iran deal

April 3, 2015 by  
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World Jewish Congress president Ronald S. Lauder has reacted to the preliminary agreement reached by the negotiators of the P5+1 group in Lausanne. Read more

The state of French Jewry

January 13, 2015 by  
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World Jewish Congress (WJC) President Ronald S. Lauder has met with French President François Hollande at the Élysée Palace in Paris to discuss the situation of the Jewish community in France. Read more

Hollywood urged to speak out against BDS

May 15, 2014 by  
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Ronald S. Lauder, the president of the World Jewish Congress (WJC), has condemned a call by a group of American actors led by Danny Glover for an all-out cultural boycott of Israel. Read more