The U.S. dilutes condemnation of antisemitism

March 8, 2019 by  
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World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder has sharply criticized the U.S.House of Representative’s decision to broaden a formal resolution condemning antisemitism to include Islamophobia and other forms of hate speech, declaring: “The unfortunate decision by the US House leadership to dilute a forthright condemnation of antisemitism is both irresponsible and dangerous.” Read more

Report to UNHRC on Israel’s crime against humanity denounced

March 1, 2019 by  
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World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder has vigorously denounced a report submitted to the United Nations Human Rights Council accusing Israeli security forces of having committed crimes against humanity in the Gaza Strip. Read more

Argentinian Chief Rabbi attacked in his home

February 26, 2019 by  
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The Chief Rabbi of the Asociación Mutual Israelita Argentina, Gabriel Davidovich has been savagely beaten by robbers inside his own home in Buenos Aries. Read more

WJC President Lauder decries deterioration in ties between Poland and Israel

February 20, 2019 by  
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World Jewish Congress  President Ronald S. Lauder commented on the rift between Israel and Poland. Read more

Amnesty International’s campaign against Israeli settlements

January 30, 2019 by  
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The World Jewish Congress is disconcerted and disheartened by Amnesty International’s newly launched campaign calling on the world’s leading digital tourism companies – Trip Advisor, Expedia, booking.com, and Airbnb – to stop listing in Israeli settlements, and to governments to bring in regulation to prevent these businesses from operating with or in these communities. Read more

Robert Goot addresses the WJC governing board

November 21, 2018 by  
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The Immediate Past President of The Executive Council of Australian Jewry, Robert Goot highlighted the Constitutional mission of the World Jewish Congress“ to foster the unity and represent the interests of the Jewish people and to ensure the continuity and development of its religious, spiritual, cultural, and social heritage. Read more

WJC and Lithuanian Jewish community mark 75 years since liquidation of Vilnius Ghetto: “We must continue to strengthen Jewish life in Lithuania”

September 25, 2018 by  
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The World Jewish Congress and its affiliated community in Lithuania marked the 75th anniversary of the liquidation of the Vilnius Ghetto, alongside Pope Francis and other notable personalities. 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

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

Top Jewish professionals from more than 50 countries join WJC in solidarity mission to southern Israel

June 27, 2018 by  
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A World Jewish Congress delegation comprising senior professionals from more than 50 countries visited Kibbutz Nahal Oz in southern Israel on Tuesday on a solidarity mission with residents whose community has been terrorized by Hamas militants. Read more

Australian, British and South African leaders get together

June 25, 2018 by  
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During a break in the opening session of the National Directors Forum of the World Jewish Congress being held in Herzliya in Israel some leaders created a mini-conference over coffee. 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: Gaza resolution proves UN held hostage by anti-Israel elements

June 15, 2018 by  
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The World Jewish Congress has denounced the United Nations General Assembly’s approval of a disproportionate and biased resolution condemning Israel over alleged excessive use of force against Palestinian civilians in the Gaza Strip, which passed 120 countries in favor, 8 against, and 45 abstaining. 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

Holocaust denial and anti-Semitism on social media up 30 percent in January 2018

February 18, 2018 by  
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The use of anti-Semitic symbols and posts denying the Holocaust increased dramatically in January 2018 compared to the same period in 2016, the World Jewish Congress (WJC) found in a recent study commissioned ahead of International Holocaust Remembrance Day. 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

1,000 in a road race in Bologna to mark IHRD

January 29, 2018 by  
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More than 1,000 people joined together in Bologna on Sunday for a remembrance road race passing through Jewish historical sites, including those of Holocaust remembrance, as part of a series of events in Italy marking International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Read more

Proposed Polish law “historical obfuscation”

January 29, 2018 by  
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The World Jewish Congress has strongly objected to a proposed new Polish law which would criminalise suggestions that Poland was responsible for Nazis crimes, calling it “an act of historical obfuscation and an attack on democracy.” Read more

Chelsea Football Club joins World Jewish Congress #WeRemember Campaign to Combat Anti-Semitism

January 19, 2018 by  
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The Chelsea Football Club has joined the World Jewish Congress’ #WeRemember campaign, as part of its own long-term educational initiative to raise awareness of the persisting phenomenon of anti-Semitism in sports. 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

World Jewish Congress and Israeli Mission to reconstruct 1947 Partition Plan vote at former UN headquarters in New York

November 28, 2017 by  
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The World Jewish Congress and Israel’s Mission to the United Nations will celebrate the 70th anniversary of the November 29, 1947 United Nations vote that called for the establishment of a Jewish state, with a reconstruction of events in the very structure that served as the UN headquarters at that time. Read more

Teach passengers on future ‘Anne Frank’ train the history of Holocaust deportations

November 14, 2017 by  
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Following reports that Germany’s national railway plans to name a high-speed train after Anne Frank, World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder urged Deutsche Bahn to contextualise its decision and provide passengers of the ICE Inter-city Express with information about its predecessor company’s role in the deportation of Jews during the Holocaust. Read more

WJC welcomes FIFA decision to drop Palestinian push against Israeli soccer teams

October 28, 2017 by  
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The World Jewish Congress has welcomed the decision by the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) Council to decline the Palestinian Football Association’s long-standing push for punitive measures against the Israeli Football Association on the grounds that it is a complex political dispute unrelated to football. 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

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 cautiously optimistic on UN postponement

October 14, 2017 by  
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President of the World Jewish Congress Ronald S. Lauder said he is “cautiously optimistic” regarding UNESCO’s postponement of resolutions dealing with Israel and, in particular, Jerusalem. 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

WJC decries UNESCO vote challenging Israeli sovereignty in Jerusalem

July 5, 2017 by  
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The World Jewish Congress has denounced a UNESCO World Heritage Committee vote in favour of a motion challenging Israel’s sovereignty in Jerusalem, and urged member states convening in Krakow to vote against a Palestinian request denying Jewish historical ties to the Old City of Hebron. Read more

Amazon removes Holocaust-denial books

March 10, 2017 by  
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World Jewish Congress CEO Robert Singer has thanked Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos for removing several Holocaust-denial books flagged by the WJC on multiple occasions since 2013 as being in violation of Amazon’s guidelines prohibiting the sale of material that “promote or glorify hatred.” Read more

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