Arutz Sheva interview
'Despite Our Differences, We All Stand Together'

WJC leader Ronald S. Lauder speaks to Arutz Sheva about global Jewry - and why working with governments fends off anti-Semitism.

Yoni Kempinski,

Ron Lauder
Ron Lauder
Yoni Kempinski

Leader of the World Jewish Congress (WJC) Amb. Ronald S. Lauder spoke to Arutz Sheva last week, reflecting on his role as a leader of global Jewry in light of the International Christian Embassy in Jerusalem conference. 

"There are more opinions than there are Jews at times, but the fact is: we all stand together against certain things," Lauder stated. "Jews throughout the world have a great deal in common." 

Lauder reflected that the WJC attempts to strengthen the standing of Jewish communities worldwide, no matter how big or small. 

"The role of the WJC is to stand with them," he said. "Especially in the smaller communities, where they don't have the access to heads of state, we can [then] come in and speak to heads of state about what's going on." 

Anti-Semitism is a particular issue, but he maintained that the key is working with government.

"As long as an anti-Semite knows that if he does take action, action will be taken against him by the government, [anti-Semitism will be kept in check]," Lauder indicated. "What we see over and over again is when you come to a government and say, 'This can't be. Help us,' they help us." 




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