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

WJC and Israel’s Mission to UN to co-host annual ‘Ambassadors Against BDS’

March 8, 2017 by  
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The World Jewish Congress and Israel’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations will co-host a special conference on the delegitimisation of Israel, at the UN headquarters in New York on March 29. Read more

Indifference has not gone away

January 31, 2017 by  
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World Jewish Congress Ronald S. Lauder has addressed an official Holocaust commemoration ceremony in the Greek capital Athens, and in recalling the tragedy that nearly destroyed the Jewish community in Greece, asked whether the world has really learnt the lessons of the Holocaust. Read more

WJC criticises ADL reaction to Trump statement on Holocaust Remembrance Day

January 29, 2017 by  
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The World Jewish Congress has responded to the Anti-Defamation League’s criticism of a statement made by US President Donald Trump on the occasion of International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Read more

Thousands of ‘We Remember’ photos to be projected at Auschwitz-Birkenau as World Jewish Congress campaign reaches millions world-wide

January 26, 2017 by  
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Thousands of photos of people holding ‘We remember’ or ‘I remember’ signs in honor of the victims of the Holocaust are put on display on a giant screen at the former Nazi German death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau from 24 until 26 January 2017, ahead of International Holocaust Remembrance Day this Friday. Read more

#WeRemember

January 23, 2017 by  
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The Auschwitz Museum in Poland will join forces with the World Jewish Congress (WJC) this week to project thousands of photographs of people holding signs bearing the words “We Remember”, as part of the WJC’s global social media campaign to raise awareness of the Holocaust. 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

WJC warns UNESCO of adopting ‘another inflammatory, one-sided decision’ denying Jewish link to Jerusalem

October 14, 2016 by  
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The World Jewish Congress (WJC) has called on the Executive Board of the United Nations Educational and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to refrain from adopting “yet another inflammatory, one-sided decision” that harshly condemns Israel and denies or downplays Judaism’s and Christianity’s connections to the holy sites in Jerusalem and the West Bank. Read more

World’s Jewish leaders send condolences to France

November 17, 2015 by  
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Top Jewish community professionals from 40 countries world-wide have met in Lisbon  for a two-day conference organized by the World Jewish Congress (WJC) and sent a combined message of condolence to the France’s Prime Minister. Read more

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