A video message from the president of The World Jewish Congress

March 24, 2020 by  
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As communities around the globe grapple with the health, economic and social impacts of the novel coronavirus, World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder issued a video message, assuring the more than 100 WJC-affiliated Jewish communities that the World Jewish Congress is here to support them. Read more

WJC applauds Vatican’s opening of World War II archives

March 1, 2020 by  
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As the Vatican prepares to unseal millions of pages representing the WWII archives of Pope Pius XII tomorrow, the World Jewish Congress celebrates a step forward in the transparency of that era’s history. Read more

Germany bans Hezbollah

November 29, 2019 by  
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The World Jewish Congress (WJC) has welcomed the decision of the Federal Government of Germany to ban the Iranian-sponsored Hezbollah terrorist militia. Read more

WJC President Lauder condemns ‘despicable and deliberate’ antisemitic vandalism of Elie Wiesel house

August 6, 2018 by  
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The World Jewish Congress has strongly condemned the antisemitic vandalism carried out over the weekend at the childhood home of late Holocaust survivor and Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel in Romania. Read more

World Jewish Congress urges UNHRC commission of inquiry on Gaza to remain independent and impartial

July 29, 2018 by  
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The World Jewish Congress is calling on the United Nations Human Rights Council’s commission of inquiry on Gaza, whose three members were appointed this week, to ensure that it “maintains the highest levels of balance and objectivity” when investigating the events of the recent protests on the Israel-Gaza border. Read more

Europe is not antisemitic, but there is antisemitism in Europe

July 1, 2018 by  
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Anti-Semitism in many parts of Europe is on the rise not because of government policies, but rather due to pervasive sentiments among various sections of the public, the most senior Jewish community professionals from France, Germany, and Hungary said this week at the World Jewish Congress’ 5th annual National Community Directors’ Forum. 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

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

Anti-Semitism around the world

July 23, 2014 by  
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Anti-Defamation Chairman Dr Dvir Abramovich has expressed ADC’s concern about rising levels of antisemitism around the world, a view backed up by the World Jewish congress. Read more