World Jewish Congress

News for World Jewish Congress

World Jewish Congress praises appointment of Deborah Lipstadt as US anti-Semitism envoy

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."Dan Verbin, 04/08/2021 18:57
World Jewish Congress to Jewish CUNY profs: 'We have your backs'

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.Dan Verbin, 27/07/2021 17:43
WJC President excoriates Polish Holocaust restitution law

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.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 26/06/2021 00:08
World Jewish Congress President congratulates new Israeli government

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/06/2021 23:43
WJC Pres. Ronald Lauder praises Isaac Herzog: 'No better or more able candidate'

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.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 02/06/2021 14:46
Australian Cardinal Edward Idris Cassidy dead at 96

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/04/2021 09:42
World Jewish Congress dismayed at Polish court ruling against Holocaust historians

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.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 09/02/2021 21:24
World Jewish Congress condemns EU decision on ritual slaughter

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 17/12/2020 16:35
WJC: Bader Ginsburg embodied Jewish value of pursuing justice

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.Arutz Sheva, 20/09/2020 21:09
World Jewish Congress president: 'Winds of change across the Middle East'

World Jewish Congress president: 'Winds of change across the Middle East'

World Jewish Congress welcomes announced normalization between Israel and the Kingdom of Bahrain.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/09/2020 20:44
German minister: 'Inhumane content has no place in our society'

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 19/08/2020 13:21
World Jewish Congress welcomes normalization of Israel-UAE relations

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.'Gary Willig, 13/08/2020 22:39
WJC Congratulates Polish President on reelection

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/07/2020 16:55
American Zionist Movement preliminary results

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”Arutz Sheva, 23/03/2020 15:24
Jewish group honors Angela Merkel for fighting anti-Semitism

Jewish group honors Angela Merkel for fighting anti-Semitism

Angela Merkel honored by World Jewish Congress for her role in fighting anti-Semitism.Toby Axelrod, JTA, 29/10/2019 08:30
Robert Singer steps down as head of World Jewish Congress

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.Marcy Oster, JTA, 03/07/2019 15:52
EU presidency declares commitment to fighting anti-Semitism

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/06/2019 20:17
UN's World Health Organization passes anti-Israel resolution

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.Nitsan Keidar, 23/05/2019 00:07
'Peace plan won't move forward unless both sides want it'

'Peace plan won't move forward unless both sides want it'

Trump's envoy says Mideast peace plan will be released after Ramadan and Shavuot holidays, vows Israeli security will be preserved.David Rosenberg, 16/05/2019 18:20
Advocating for Jewish rights

Advocating for Jewish rights

The WJC Jewish Diplomatic Corps is a worldwide network of 300 Jewish professionals from 50 countries acting in the fields of diplomacy and public policy on behalf of world Jewry. Marc Levy, 15/05/2019 21:19
Jewish group slams Polish burning of effigy

Jewish group slams Polish burning of effigy

World Jewish Congress expresses 'disgust and outrage' at anti-Semitic Easter tradition.AFP, 22/04/2019 15:50
The Honduran diplomat found the 'Afikoman'

The Honduran diplomat found the 'Afikoman'

Ahead of Passover, Israel branch of the World Jewish Congress hosts model seder for foreign ambassadors.Nitsan Keidar, 03/04/2019 02:39
World Jewish Congress honors King Felipe VI of Spain

World Jewish Congress honors King Felipe VI of Spain

Spanish king receives Shalom Prize, says restitution of citizenship of Spanish Jews' descendants helps Spain 'recover a part of her soul.'JTA, 29/03/2019 10:28
Brazilian soccer team raises Holocaust awareness

Brazilian soccer team raises Holocaust awareness

One of Brazil’s most popular soccer teams joins global initiative to raise awareness about the Holocaust and dangers of anti-Semitism.Marcus M. Gilban, JTA, 17/01/2019 07:42
Holocaust survivors, social media giants join forces

Holocaust survivors, social media giants join forces

Holocaust survivors join World Jewish Congress for mass global awareness initiative ahead of International Holocaust Remembrance Day.Arutz Sheva Staff, 07/01/2019 12:49
For the first time: Special needs young adults visit Auschwitz

For the first time: Special needs young adults visit Auschwitz

World Jewish Congress coordinates with local organizations to bring special needs young adults to Poland.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/10/2018 14:40
Latin American Jews support two-state solution, new survey shows

Latin American Jews support two-state solution, new survey shows

Latin American Jewish leaders say internal divisions, community leadership are main problems.JTA, 10/10/2018 09:38
'Moldova must intensify fight against anti-Semitism'

'Moldova must intensify fight against anti-Semitism'

World Jewish Congress Director-General Robert Singer emphasizes importance of Holocaust memory, combating modern anti-Semitism.Arutz Sheva Staff, 19/08/2018 17:02
'No students should have to live with threats of violence'

'No students should have to live with threats of violence'

Jewish groups call on Stanford University to act against student who threatened to 'physically fight Zionists.'JTA, Arutz Sheva Staff, 28/07/2018 22:08
Jewish leaders plant trees in southern Israel

Jewish leaders plant trees in southern Israel

Delegation of senior professionals from more than 50 countries visits Gaza Belt region on a solidarity mission with local residents.Nitsan Keidar, 27/06/2018 05:09
'Stop Hamas once and for all'

'Stop Hamas once and for all'

World Jewish Congress Director calls on Jewish leaders from all over Europe to take action against Hamas.Nitsan Keidar, 05/06/2018 18:40
'Hatikva' sung around the world

'Hatikva' sung around the world

Thousands of people from 50 different countries worldwide join World Jewish Congress in Jewish Hope project, sing national anthem together.Mordechai Sones, 22/05/2018 22:50
American Jews remember murdered French woman

American Jews remember murdered French woman

American Jewish organizations remember Mireille Knoll, the 85-year-old Holocaust survivor who was murdered in her Paris apartment.Elad Benari, 30/03/2018 05:12
Anti-Semitism, Holocaust denial rise 30%

Anti-Semitism, Holocaust denial rise 30%

Online Holocaust denial and anti-Semitism increased 30% since 2016, report says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 15/02/2018 14:26
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
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
Jewish officials honor Guatemalan minister

Jewish officials honor Guatemalan minister

Latin American Jews honor Guatemalan school project that teaches about the Holocaust.JTA, 20/12/2017 14:11
'UNESCO has strayed from its mission'

'UNESCO has strayed from its mission'

WJC urges UN body to focus on its core mandate rather than addressing political matters.Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/10/2017 19:46
Watch: WJC uncovers 'lethal reporting' in Arab-Israeli conflict

Watch: WJC uncovers 'lethal reporting' in Arab-Israeli conflict

Professor Richard Landes speaks with World Jewish Congress about 'Pallywood,' fake news to paint Israel as a monster., 13/09/2017 18:02
Clothing brand removes dress with yellow star

Clothing brand removes dress with yellow star

Clothing and accessory brand Miu Miu removes dress with a star patch that looks similar to yellow Star of David worn by Jews under Nazis.Ben Ariel, 23/08/2017 03:07
Billionaire unjustly jailed in Russia elected to WJC

Billionaire unjustly jailed in Russia elected to WJC

Mikhael Mirilashvili, freed in 2009 after imprisonment on trumped-up charges, elected president of the Euro-Asian Jewish Congress.JTA, 26/07/2017 20:00
Hungarian PM praises Hitler ally

Hungarian PM praises Hitler ally

Jewish groups criticize Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s praise for wartime Nazi ally Miklos Horthy.Elad Benari, Canada, 24/06/2017 00:34
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
World Jewish Congress elects leader of Latin American branch

World Jewish Congress elects leader of Latin American branch

World Jewish Congress elects Argentine businessman Adrian Werthein as president of the Latin American Jewish Congress.JTA, 24/04/2017 23:09
Every 83 seconds: Anti-Semitic post uploaded to social media

Every 83 seconds: Anti-Semitic post uploaded to social media

World Jewish Congress surveyed Twitter, Facebook, Youtube and more.Hillel Fendel, 26/03/2017 12:58
Jewish groups condemn attack on Quebec mosque

Jewish groups condemn attack on Quebec mosque

Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs, World Jewish Congress, among groups to condemn shooting attack on a Quebec mosque.JTA, 31/01/2017 02:24
WJC head praises Ban for admitting UN anti-Israel bias

WJC head praises Ban for admitting UN anti-Israel bias

Ronald Lauder praises outgoing UN Secretary General for publicly admitting UN's anti-Israel bias, but adds he should've done so sooner.Ben Ariel, 20/12/2016 06:13
Young Jewish international volunteers gather in Switzerland

Young Jewish international volunteers gather in Switzerland

160 young Jews from 37 countries gather in Basel for the first global summit of the Jewish Diplomatic Corps.JTA, 17/11/2016 05:26
WJC thanks Putin for 'combating anti-Semitism'

WJC thanks Putin for 'combating anti-Semitism'

Moscow held first conference against anti-Semitism - even as Moscow teacher investigated for asking students about attitudes towards Jews.Hillel Fendel, 01/11/2016 20:01
Filipino president praises Hitler

Filipino president praises Hitler

World Jewish Congress condemns "inhumane" statement, calls for apology.Hillel Fendel, 02/10/2016 04:07
President Rivlin hosts senior WJC leadership

President Rivlin hosts senior WJC leadership

President Reuven Rivlin today (Monday) hosted a delegation of the senior leadership of the World Jewish Congress (WJC).Yoel Domb, 12/09/2016 22:59
Does the refugee crisis threaten European Jewry?

Does the refugee crisis threaten European Jewry?

World Jewish Congress Vice President warns migrants largely coming from states where anti-Semitism is rife, says EU must integrate them.Yoni Kempinski, 26/01/2016 22:35
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
'UNESCO Cannot Alter Our Connection to Holy Sites'

'UNESCO Cannot Alter Our Connection to Holy Sites'

Israeli Foreign Ministry blasts UNESCO's decision to have Rachel's Tomb, Cave of the Patriarchs listed as Muslim sites.Cynthia Blank, 21/10/2015 20:17
WJC Calls on Abbas to Fight 'Extremists'

WJC Calls on Abbas to Fight 'Extremists'

World Jewish Congress President Ronald Lauder expresses concern over continued Palestinian terror.Ben Ariel, 08/10/2015 06:46
Jewish Groups Blast Iceland's Capital for Boycott

Jewish Groups Blast Iceland's Capital for Boycott

Simon Wiesenthal Center and World Jewish Congress denounce Reykjavik's vote to boycott Israeli products.Ben Ariel, Canada, 19/09/2015 01:00