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To boost antisemitism response

WJC convenes more than 40 Jewish community directors

As antisemitism surges. World Jewish Congress’ National Community Directors Forum (NCDF) holds critical meeting to share experiences and formulate next steps.

WJC convenes more than 40 Jewish community directors

'A true mensch'

WJC President mourns loss of Joe Lieberman

World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder says former Senator Lieberman was "a trailblazer for Jewish public servants in the United States".

WJC President mourns loss of Joe Lieberman

Florida:

Man who threatened Israelis sentenced to prison

21-year-old who left a threatening voicemail with the World Jewish Congress and a local synagogue sentenced to six months in prison.

Man who threatened Israelis sentenced to prison

'Profoundly disrespectful'

WJC President condemns Brazilian President's remarks

WJC President Ronald S. Lauder issues forceful condemnation of Brazilian President's comparison of Israel's actions in Gaza to those of Nazi Germany.

WJC President condemns Brazilian President's remarks

WJC denounces kosher slaughter ban in Belgium

Maram Stern, executive vice president of World Jewish Congress, warns of the detrimental effects of ruling on religious freedoms for Jewish and Muslim communities.

WJC denounces kosher slaughter ban in Belgium

Florida man charged with threatening to kill Jewish people

21-year-old from Sarasota accused of calling World Jewish Congress and threatening "mass genocide of every single Israeli" in a voicemail.

Florida man charged with threatening to kill Jewish people

In a first, a Jewish organization opens an office at the Vatican

WJC President Ronald Lauder visits Pope Francis, presenting him with document 'encapsulating' ties.

In a first, a Jewish organization opens an office at the Vatican

Lauder welcomes Israel's acceptance into Visa Waiver Program

World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder says the Visa Waiver Program "strengthens security ties between the US and Israel".

Lauder welcomes Israel's acceptance into Visa Waiver Program

Foundation for Memorial Sites vandalized in Saxony, Germany

World Jewish Congress condemns vandalization of premises of organization dedicated to Holocaust memorial.

Foundation for Memorial Sites vandalized in Saxony, Germany

WJC head:

'It's Mayday for the Jewish People'

WJC President Ronald S. Lauder publishes letter in NYT following passage of first judicial reform bill.

'It's Mayday for the Jewish People'

In Buenos Aires, Jews and Muslims hold landmark meeting

Latin American Jewish and Muslim umbrella groups gather for landmark meeting.

In Buenos Aires, Jews and Muslims hold landmark meeting

WJC:

Three-day mission unites Jewish leaders from around the globe

World Jewish Congress delegation to Jerusalem meets with President Herzog to reinforce Israel-Diaspora relationship.

Three-day mission unites Jewish leaders from around the globe

WJC praises WH for national agenda to combat antisemitism

Plan to combat antisemitism, including through IHRA definition, receives widespread support from American Jewish community.

WJC praises WH for national agenda to combat antisemitism

WJC asserts right to submit vital info to ICJ

World Jewish Congress says it must be allowed to submit info to court to help it decide fairly in an Advisory Opinion regarding Israel.

WJC asserts right to submit vital info to ICJ

WJC: Credit Suisse must reinstate investigation into Nazi ties

Wold Jewish Congress urges bank to rehire investigators looking into new claims of Nazi accounts.

WJC: Credit Suisse must reinstate investigation into Nazi ties

WJC launches Swedish office to bolster regional presence

Stockholm office will works to safeguard Jewish life in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.

WJC launches Swedish office to bolster regional presence

WJC unveils report on EU progress tackling antisemitism

World Jewish Congress shares findings as it meets with Spanish king ahead of country’s EU presidency.

WJC unveils report on EU progress tackling antisemitism

EJC condemns antisemitism against Italian opposition leader

European Jewish Congress calls on senior political figures in Italy to denounce antisemitic attacks against newly appointed Elly Schlein.

EJC condemns antisemitism against Italian opposition leader

World Jewish Congress Pres.:

'Remove Kanye's songs from streaming platforms'

Ronald Lauder sent a letter to CEOs of Apple and Spotify demanding they remove the anti-semitic rapper's music from their platforms.

'Remove Kanye's songs from streaming platforms'

Pope Francis receives historic Jewish delegation

Pope Francis receives historic World Jewish Congress delegation to strengthen Jewish-Catholic ties, as WJC Pres. announces new initiative.

Pope Francis receives historic Jewish delegation

WJC Announces Intensified Battle Against Campus Antisemitism

World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder calls emergency meeting on battle against antisemitism on college campuses.

WJC Announces Intensified Battle Against Campus Antisemitism

WJC Pres. condemns antisemitic manifestations in Jacksonville

'Free speech has limits, and inciting violence through antisemitic and racist rhetoric crosses the line,' WJC Pres. Ron Lauder says.

WJC Pres. condemns antisemitic manifestations in Jacksonville

WJC calls out UN Commission of Inquiry's anti-Israel report

World Jewish Congress says UN's Commission of Inquiry's latest anti-Israel report is "an affront to history and truth".

WJC calls out UN Commission of Inquiry's anti-Israel report

'A life of service and faith'

Jewish organizations pay tribute to Queen Elizabeth II

Jewish organizations pay tribute following passing of British Queen at the age of 96.

Jewish organizations pay tribute to Queen Elizabeth II

WJC: UN Commission of Inquiry slanders the Jewish State

World Jewish Congress Pres. Ronald Lauder says UNHCR commission proves its anti-Israel bias in its mandate.

WJC: UN Commission of Inquiry slanders the Jewish State

WJC President receives France’s top distinction

French President Emmanuel Macron names World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder a commander of the Legion of Honor.

WJC President receives France’s top distinction

Jewish philanthropist kicked off WJC due to US sanctions

God Nisanov becomes latest Russian Jewish billionaire philanthropist to face US sanctions.

Jewish philanthropist kicked off WJC due to US sanctions

WJC head:

'Call antisemitism what it really is: Jew hatred'

Ronald Lauder says 'antisemitism' has lost its meaning as hatred of Jews spreads.

'Call antisemitism what it really is: Jew hatred'

WJC praises US lawmakers over antisemitism resolution

World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder welcomes approval of House resolution condemning rising antisemitism.

WJC praises US lawmakers over antisemitism resolution

WJC calls for permanent EU Working Group to Combat Antisemitism

World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder calls on Czech gov. to take step upon assuming presidency of the EU Council.

WJC calls for permanent EU Working Group to Combat Antisemitism

WJC President condemns Elad terror attack

World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder: No one should be forced to live in fear that danger lurks around the corner.

WJC President condemns Elad terror attack

WJC Pres: Comparing Zelenskyy to Hitler is beyond the pale

Ronald Lauder condemns Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s comments that Hitler had Jewish origins and accusing Jews of antisemitism.

WJC Pres: Comparing Zelenskyy to Hitler is beyond the pale

World Jewish Congress congratulates Macron

WJC President Ronald S. Lauder congratulates French President on "tremendously important victory".

World Jewish Congress congratulates Macron

World Jewish Congress condemns Bnei Brak terror attack

WJC President Ronald Lauder: I call on the international community to condemn all acts of violence.

World Jewish Congress condemns Bnei Brak terror attack

In Bulgaria, false accusations sparked a wave of anti-Semitism

Bulgarian media falsely accused a Jewish leader of embezzling public funds. Then he was hit with anti-Semitism.

In Bulgaria, false accusations sparked a wave of anti-Semitism

Jewish orgs. condemn Amnesty report against Israel

World Jewish Congress, European Jewish Congress, and ADL accuse Amnesty of anti-Israel bias, demonization over 'apartheid' report.

Jewish orgs. condemn Amnesty report against Israel

TikTok to fight online Holocaust denial - with UNESCO and WJC

On Holocaust Remembrance Day, UNESCO, World Jewish Congress, launch new partnership with TikTok to tackle Holocaust distortion and denial.

TikTok to fight online Holocaust denial - with UNESCO and WJC

Shaked: Anti-Semitism on campus is getting worse

Interior Minister meets WJC Pres. Ronald Lauder, discusses Iran nuclear threat, anti-Semitism in the US.

Shaked: Anti-Semitism on campus is getting worse

WJC Pres: Israel's enemies trying to defeat it politically

World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder says Israel's enemies failed to defeat it militarily or economically, now seek a new way.

WJC Pres: Israel's enemies trying to defeat it politically

WJC partners with Jewish on Campus to combat anti-Semitism

The World Jewish Congress and Jewish on Campus have announced a joint partnership to combat anti-Semitism on college campuses.

WJC partners with Jewish on Campus to combat anti-Semitism

World Jewish Congress focusing on battle to combat anti-Semitism

World Jewish Congress Executive Committee considers how to best fight rising worldwide anti-Semitism at meeting this week.

World Jewish Congress focusing on battle to combat anti-Semitism

General Colin Powell was a true Mensch

The United States lost one of its finest military leaders, a great statesman, and a friend of the Jewish people today

General Colin Powell was a true Mensch

Jewish, Swedish leaders meet ahead of global anti-Semitism forum

World Jewish Congress president, prime minister of Sweden join at Malmö Synagogue, share next steps in fight against hatred.

Jewish, Swedish leaders meet ahead of global anti-Semitism forum

A first: Joint Jewish, Muslim statement at Human Rights Council

World Jewish Congress and Muslim World League offer the first-ever joint statement between Jewish, Muslim groups at UN Human Rights Council.

A first: Joint Jewish, Muslim statement at Human Rights Council

WJC slams EU court ruling upholding religious slaughter ban

EU Court of Justice ruling allows Belgium – and by extension other EU states – to ban religious ritual slaughter without pre-stunning.

WJC slams EU court ruling upholding religious slaughter ban

World Jewish Congress to work with Bahrain to promote peace

World Jewish Congress meets with Bahraini Foreign Minister at the UN to discuss cooperation within the context of the Abraham Accords.

World Jewish Congress to work with Bahrain to promote peace

'A generation has been raised with no connection to religion'

Educational efforts crucial in advancing tolerance, Amb. Lauder says at the 2021 G20 Interfaith Forum.

'A generation has been raised with no connection to religion'

Twenty-one Jewish student leaders to advocate around the globe

Student leaders from 14 nations to advocate on campuses on behalf of global Jewish community.

Twenty-one Jewish student leaders to advocate around the globe

WJC applauds appointment of Dani Dayan as Yad Vashem chairman

World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder welcomes appointment of former New York Consul General as Chairman of Yad Vashem.

WJC applauds appointment of Dani Dayan as Yad Vashem chairman

World Jewish Congress praises new US anti-Semitism envoy

Deborah Lipstadt hailed by WJC as someone who "brings a deep understanding of anti-Semitism and real-world experience to the position."

World Jewish Congress praises new US anti-Semitism envoy

World Jewish Congress to Jewish CUNY profs: 'We have your backs'

After 50 CUNY profs resign in protest of staff union's anti-Israel resolution, World Jewish Congress speaks out in their defense.

World Jewish Congress to Jewish CUNY profs: 'We have your backs'

WJC President excoriates Polish Holocaust restitution law

Ronald S. Lauder condemns Polish draft law that would severely limit any ability by Holocaust victims to recover stolen property.

WJC President excoriates Polish Holocaust restitution law

WJC President congratulates new Israeli government

Ronald S. Lauder: I congratulate the leaders of Israel’s political parties who have come together to form a government of national unity.

WJC President congratulates new Israeli government

WJC chief praises Herzog: 'No better or more able candidate'

World Jewish Congress Pres. says he 'looks forward' to working with Israel's Pres. Herzog to 'fight against resurging anti-Semitism.'

WJC chief praises Herzog: 'No better or more able candidate'

Australian Cardinal Edward Idris Cassidy dead at 96

Cassidy served as President of the Commission for the Religious Relations with the Jews, advocated for dialogue between Catholics and Jews.

Australian Cardinal Edward Idris Cassidy dead at 96

WJC dismayed at Polish court ruling against Holocaust historians

World Jewish Congress President Ronald Lauder says court ruling 'does not bode well for future of historical research in Poland.'

WJC dismayed at Polish court ruling against Holocaust historians

World Jewish Congress: Jewish life in Europe under attack

WJC calls decision by EU court to allow countries to mandate stunning animals before slaughter an assault on freedom of religion.

World Jewish Congress: Jewish life in Europe under attack

WJC: Bader Ginsburg embodied Jewish value of pursuing justice

World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder: May her courage, resilience, and wisdom guide us all as we enter a new year.

WJC: Bader Ginsburg embodied Jewish value of pursuing justice

'Winds of change across the Middle East'

World Jewish Congress welcomes announced normalization between Israel and the Kingdom of Bahrain.

'Winds of change across the Middle East'

'Inhumane content has no place in our society'

World Jewish Congress applauds German minister Christine Lambrecht for efforts to eliminate illegal hate speech on social media.

'Inhumane content has no place in our society'