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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 kicked off 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

World Jewish Congress 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 gather 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

World Jewish Congress, Muslim World League make joint statement at UN 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

World Jewish Congress 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

WJC Pres. Ronald Lauder: '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 appointment of Deborah Lipstadt as 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

World Jewish Congress 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 Pres. Ronald Lauder praises Isaac 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

World Jewish Congress 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 condemns EU decision on ritual slaughter

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

World Jewish Congress president: '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'

German minister: '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'

World Jewish Congress welcomes normalization of Israel-UAE relations

World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder says decision not to apply Israeli sovereignty avoided 'disaster.'

WJC welcomes normalization of Israel-UAE relations

WJC Congratulates Polish President on reelection

World Jewish Congress extends its congratulations to Andrzej Duda on his reelection as president of the Republic of Poland.

WJC Congratulates Polish President on reelection

American Zionist Movement preliminary results

Results from voting for U.S. representatives to the World Zionist Congress (WZC), the international “parliament of the Jewish people”

American Zionist Movement preliminary results

Jewish group honors Angela Merkel for fighting anti-Semitism

Angela Merkel honored by World Jewish Congress for her role in fighting anti-Semitism.

Jewish group honors Angela Merkel for fighting anti-Semitism

Robert Singer steps down as head of World Jewish Congress

Robert Singer will step down as secretary general and CEO of the WJC, after being top professional at the organization since 2013.

Robert Singer steps down as head of World Jewish Congress

EU presidency declares commitment to fighting anti-Semitism

Romanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union issues declaration on combating anti-Semitism at WJC-initiated meeting.

EU presidency declares commitment to fighting anti-Semitism

UN's World Health Organization passes anti-Israel resolution

World Health Organization approves resolution accusing Israel of perpetuating health crisis in PA. WJC blasts body's double standards.

UN's World Health Organization passes anti-Israel resolution