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WJC praises ban on Greek Golden Dawn party

WJC praises ban on Greek Golden Dawn party

Golden Dawn, which has become notorious for its blatant anti-Semitic rhetoric, named a criminal organization by Greek court.Elad Benari, 08/10/2020 05:38
WJC condemns attack on head of Austria’s Jewish community

WJC condemns attack on head of Austria’s Jewish community

World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder: Such assault on Jews is becoming far too commonplace.Ben Ariel, 24/08/2020 04:02
WJC’s Lauder to address Holocaust survivors, dignitaries

WJC’s Lauder to address Holocaust survivors, dignitaries

WJC President to join Holocaust survivors, heads of state at Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial to commemorate 75th anniversary of camp liberation.Arutz Sheva Staff, 02/01/2020 12:52
WJC condemns Tlaib for calling to boycott Bill Maher

WJC condemns Tlaib for calling to boycott Bill Maher

World Jewish Congress says Tlaib demonstrated "disregard for freedom of speech" by suggesting a boycott of Bill Maher’s HBO show.Ben Ariel, 19/08/2019 03:09
WJC horrified by anti-Semitic attack in Paris

WJC horrified by anti-Semitic attack in Paris

World Jewish Congress expresses horror and concern after 79-year-old woman hit in the head with metal ball near Paris synagogue.Ben Ariel, 20/06/2019 00:08
Egyptian President meets WJC President

Egyptian President meets WJC President

Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi and Ron Lauder discuss Egyptian-US relations, latest developments in the peace process in the Middle East.Elad Benari, 12/06/2019 03:43
Lessons from Moscow: Five ways to tackle anti-Semitism head-on

Lessons from Moscow: Five ways to tackle anti-Semitism head-on

We strongly feel that anti-Semitism is not solely a Jewish issue. Jews are the proverbial canaries in the mine. WJC Jewish Diplomats, 27/12/2018 21:51
When Jewish politics trumped Holocaust rescue

When Jewish politics trumped Holocaust rescue

The sad story of how one man's unbridled pursuit of power stopped the protests that might have made FDR do something to help European Jewry.Dr. Rafael Medoff, 25/12/2018 22:22
UNESCO and WJC launch website on Holocaust education

UNESCO and WJC launch website on Holocaust education

UN cultural agency teams up with World Jewish Congress to launch website dedicated to Holocaust education and memory.Ben Ariel, 20/11/2018 05:37
WJC President calls for pressure on Hamas

WJC President calls for pressure on Hamas

Ronald Lauder expresses concern over violent escalation in Gaza, called for pressure on Hamas to cease attacks against Israeli citizens.Ben Ariel, 13/11/2018 00:11
A Jabotinsky Zionist reply to Ronald Lauder

A Jabotinsky Zionist reply to Ronald Lauder

Is Israel really "tarnishing the sacred value of equality" as Lauder wrote in the New York Times? Moshe Phillips, 29/08/2018 13:59
Ron Lauder joins the attack on Israel

Ron Lauder joins the attack on Israel

Why does the head of a major Jewish organization go to the Times with his complaints about Israel, instead of one of the many Jewish newspapers? What is he saying between the lines?Att'y Stephen M. Flatow, 14/08/2018 22:26
WJC: Cancellation of soccer game sets dangerous precedent

WJC: Cancellation of soccer game sets dangerous precedent

World Jewish Congress condemns cancellation of friendly match between Israel and Argentina.Arutz Sheva Staff, 07/06/2018 06:35
Petition calls to ban annual neo-Nazi march in Bulgaria

Petition calls to ban annual neo-Nazi march in Bulgaria

World Jewish Congress calls on Bulgarian government to issue ban on march, held in Bulgarian capital annually since 2003.Arutz Sheva Staff, 04/02/2018 12:53
English soccer team launches campaign to fight anti-Semitism

English soccer team launches campaign to fight anti-Semitism

Chelsea club launches 'Say No to Anti-Semitism' campaign aimed at discouraging anti-Semitism among its players and fans.JTA and Arutz Sheva Staff, 01/02/2018 10:05
WJC: Polish law an attack on democracy

WJC: Polish law an attack on democracy

World Jewish Congress opposes Polish law which would criminalize suggestions that Poland was responsible for Nazis crimes.Nitsan Keidar, 29/01/2018 04:42
'Israel’s legitimacy will never be up for question'

'Israel’s legitimacy will never be up for question'

Ronald Lauder ahead of 70th anniversary of UN vote on Israel: We must continue to defend Israel’s right to exist in peace and security.Nitsan Keidar, New York, 28/11/2017 03:37
WJC criticizes EU Parliament for hosting terrorist

WJC criticizes EU Parliament for hosting terrorist

WJC President Ronald S. Lauder blasts European Parliament for hosting convicted Palestinian Arab terrorist Leila Khaled.Elad Benari, Canada, 29/09/2017 23:49
WJC condemns UN threat to Judea and Samaria companies

WJC condemns UN threat to Judea and Samaria companies

World Jewish Congress condemns threats to blacklist 150 Israeli and international companies for doing business in Judea and Samaria.Ben Ariel, 28/09/2017 05:13
Canada committed to Israel's security

Canada committed to Israel's security

Canada's Foreign Minister reiterates her country's commitment to support Israel.Dalit Halevi, 27/04/2017 05:14
UNESCO head stresses Jewish link to Jerusalem

UNESCO head stresses Jewish link to Jerusalem

UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova promises to defend the rightful links of all three monotheistic religions to Jerusalem.Ben Ariel, 25/04/2017 04:15
UN chief: Treat Israel as any other state

UN chief: Treat Israel as any other state

UN Secretary General vows to stand up against the body's anti-Israel bias.Elad Benari, 24/04/2017 06:15
Trump: America stands strong with Israel

Trump: America stands strong with Israel

In speech at WJC conference, President Trump vows to fight anti-Semitism and stand by Israel.Elad Benari, 24/04/2017 02:04
'We are winning this battle'

'We are winning this battle'

CEO of World Jewish Congress Robert Singer speaks with Arutz Sheva following special convention at the UN against BDS.Eliran Aharon, 31/03/2017 08:15
'BDS is the biggest lie of all time'

'BDS is the biggest lie of all time'

WJC leader Ronald S. Lauder gives passionate speech against BDS at international UNGA summit, notes the masses blindly following Islamists.Tova Dvorin, 31/05/2016 21:17
WJC blasts Youtube over pro-Nazi videos

WJC blasts Youtube over pro-Nazi videos

'If copyrighted material can be removed instantly, why do pro-Nazi videos stay up?,' asks World Jewish Congress.Arutz Sheva Staff, 02/05/2016 17:57
UN event held on the 'Jewish Nakba'

UN event held on the 'Jewish Nakba'

Amb. to the UN Danny Danon, WJC, Conference of Presidents join UN to commemorate expulsion of 850,000 Jews from Arab countries.Arutz Sheva Staff, 02/12/2015 17:09
WJC lauds Obama, Netanyahu over two states

WJC lauds Obama, Netanyahu over two states

World Jewish Congress President Ronald Lauder praises Obama and Netanyahu after face-to-face meeting at the White House.Ben Ariel, 10/11/2015 05:13
Druze delegation tours US to promote Israel

Druze delegation tours US to promote Israel

Delegation speaks at schools, organizations, media to emphasize tolerance in Israeli society.Arutz Sheva Staff, 03/11/2015 09:51
WJC urges Israel, PA to restart peace talks

WJC urges Israel, PA to restart peace talks

Despite Palestinian incitement, violence, World Jewish Congress still believes in two-state solution; calls on Arab world to intervene.Arutz Sheva Staff, 28/10/2015 09:34
Jewish Leaders Send Condolences to Saudi King

Jewish Leaders Send Condolences to Saudi King

WJC heads representing over 100 Jewish communities tell King Salman: 'may we worship our common God with love and in peace.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 01/10/2015 22:42
Indonesia Grants Israeli Badminton Player Visa

Indonesia Grants Israeli Badminton Player Visa

World Jewish Congress welcomes news that Misha Zilberman, who represented Israel in the 2012 Olympics, will be allowed to play.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/08/2015 20:59
'Good Triumphs Evil' at Nazi Olympic Park

'Good Triumphs Evil' at Nazi Olympic Park

Jewish European Maccabi Games begin at Nazi park in Berlin that was the site of the 1936 Olympic Games.Arutz Sheva Staff, 28/07/2015 20:50
WJC Head Lauds Cameron for Fighting Anti-Semitism

WJC Head Lauds Cameron for Fighting Anti-Semitism

Ronald S. Lauder hails British PM for his plan to take steps to counter anti-Semitic conspiracy theories.Ben Ariel, 21/07/2015 05:45
WJC Leader: 'No Reason' to Trust Iran

WJC Leader: 'No Reason' to Trust Iran

WJC President Ronald S. Lauder expresses skepticism over the Iran deal, noting 'Tehran has a long history of misleading the world.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/07/2015 12:48
Outrage: Polish Nude Tag in Gas Chamber Reinstated

Outrage: Polish Nude Tag in Gas Chamber Reinstated

World Jewish Congress President condemns Krakow museum for returning offensive exhibit, after protest had previously closed it.Ari Yashar, 07/07/2015 17:42
'Protesting Near the UN is Not a Lost Cause'

'Protesting Near the UN is Not a Lost Cause'

NGOs have to present reality as its, says organizer of protest outside the UN's Human Rights Council.Yoni Kempinski, 30/06/2015 05:44
WJC Prez: Jews and Christians Must Act in Unison

WJC Prez: Jews and Christians Must Act in Unison

Lauder says Jews have a responsibility to help embattled Christians in Middle East, as Christians must help fight anti-Semitism.Gedalyah Reback, 25/03/2015 22:49
WJC Head: Anti-Semitism in Europe Akin to 1930s

WJC Head: Anti-Semitism in Europe Akin to 1930s

Ronald Lauder warns that seven decades after World War II, Jews in Europe are having to look over their shoulders once more.Ben Ariel, 25/03/2015 05:13
'Despite Our Differences, We All Stand Together'

'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, 19/10/2014 13:43
'Millions Worldwide Love Zion'

'Millions Worldwide Love Zion'

MPs from across the globe speak to Arutz Sheva on Israel and solidarity, in honor of ICEJ-WJC joint conference.Yoni Kempinski, Tova Dvorin, 14/10/2014 10:22
'Christian Support Important for a Better World'

'Christian Support Important for a Better World'

President Reuven Rivlin speaks at joint Jewish-Christian conference, stresses that interfaith cooperation 'more important than ever.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/10/2014 21:44
Christian, Jewish Leaders: Save ME Christians

Christian, Jewish Leaders: Save ME Christians

Religious leaders unite in call for international community to rally around the Middle East's Christians - before it's too late.Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/10/2014 20:15
WJC Reassures Israelis: 'You are not Alone'

WJC Reassures Israelis: 'You are not Alone'

World Jewish Congress leaders tour Negev, communities hit by Hamas in solidarity visit.Yoni Kempinski, Tova Dvorin, 18/07/2014 13:43
Jewish Leaders Call for Better Security in Europe

Jewish Leaders Call for Better Security in Europe

World Jewish Congress president calls for protection against Islamists 'taught to kill,' one week after Brussels shooting.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 02/06/2014 18:58
Backlash Continues Against ASA Academic Boycott

Backlash Continues Against ASA Academic Boycott

Major Jewish groups strongly condemn the boycott against Israel by the American Studies Association, warn of possible precedent.Tova Dvorin , 17/12/2013 01:45
WJC: Germany Needs To Prevent Nazi Art Incidents

WJC: Germany Needs To Prevent Nazi Art Incidents

Ronald Lauder, head of the World Jewish Congress, makes public statement decrying German mishandling of the Nazi art looting case.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 20/11/2013 19:27
Pope to 'Investigate' Polish Slaughter Ban

Pope to 'Investigate' Polish Slaughter Ban

Pope Francis has ordered an investigation into a Polish ban on the ritual kosher slaughter of animals, says WJC head Ron Lauder.Elad Benari, 03/09/2013 02:13
Jews, Christians Celebrate Israel in Moscow

Jews, Christians Celebrate Israel in Moscow

Jewish and Israeli delegations meets Knesset Christian Allies Caucus in Moscow in celebration of state of Israel. Arutz Sheva staff, 28/05/2013 22:59
Hungary: Anti-Semites Given Prison Sentences

Hungary: Anti-Semites Given Prison Sentences

Budapest court hands down prison sentences to three men who verbally abused visitors to the World Jewish Congress.Elad Benari, Canada, 11/05/2013 01:50
Minister Shalom: Add Hizbullah to EU Terror List

Minister Shalom: Add Hizbullah to EU Terror List

Water and Energy Minister Silvan Shalom speaks at WJC plenary, calls for tougher punishment for anti-Semitism.Elad Benari, 06/05/2013 04:43
Hungarians Stage 'Anti-Zionist' Revenge Rally

Hungarians Stage 'Anti-Zionist' Revenge Rally

Far-right Jobbik party called for an “anti-Zionist” demonstration to be held on eve of World Jewish Congress General Assembly.Rachel Hirshfeld , 11/04/2013 20:29
Jewish Groups Blast 'Pyrrhic' UN Resolution

Jewish Groups Blast 'Pyrrhic' UN Resolution

The UN has handed the PA "a pyrrhic public relations victory," asserts ADL; NCYI. Agudah laud countries opposed, WJC notes Nov. 29 date.Rachel Hirshfeld, 30/11/2012 12:08
70 Yrs. Ago: Telegram Alerts World of Holocaust

70 Yrs. Ago: Telegram Alerts World of Holocaust

Seventy years ago the WJC representative in Geneva sent a telegram to US diplomats informing them of Hitler’s plans to annihilate the Jews.Rachel Hirshfeld, 09/08/2012 00:14
'Canada Should Play Larger Role in Mideast'

'Canada Should Play Larger Role in Mideast'

The head of the World Jewish Congress, Ronald S. Lauder, said that Canada should play a larger role in Middle East negotiations.Rachel Hirshfeld, 17/05/2012 16:00
Leader of WJC Dies at 59

Leader of WJC Dies at 59

Elan Steinberg, executive director of the World Jewish Congress (WJC) died of cancer, on Friday, at the age of 59. Rachel Hirshfeld, 09/04/2012 13:08
WJC Delegates in Israel

WJC Delegates in Israel

The International Council of Jewish Parliamentarians visited the Knesset and Noam Schalit during their consultations.Chana Yaar, Gavriel Queenann & Hezki Baruch, 29/06/2011 19:51