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Lieberman calls Palestinian peace plan a "gimmick"

Lieberman calls Palestinian peace plan a "gimmick"

Israel has rejected a Palestinian plan to impose a three-year deadline to end the Israeli occupation of the West Bank.

Havanna releases Jewish American as part of prisoner exchange

Havanna releases Jewish American as part of prisoner exchange

Cuba on Wednesday released US government contractor Alan Gross, who spent five years in jail on charges of trying to provide internet services to Cubans.

WJC urges EU to act swiftly after court strikes Hamas off list of terrorist organizations

WJC urges EU to act swiftly after court strikes Hamas off list of terrorist organizations

World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder: "The EU should not allow Hamas to cynically use the rule of law in its struggle to overthrow the rule of law.

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‘Singling out of Israel undermines Geneva Conventions’, WJC warns

‘Singling out of Israel undermines Geneva Conventions’, WJC warns

In letters to the Swiss government and to the EU envoy in Geneva, the World Jewish Congress protested against a special conference to take place this week which focuses exclusively on the Pa...

Former Auschwitz guard to be put on trial in Germany

Former Auschwitz guard to be put on trial in Germany

A 93-year old man suspected of being a former guard at the Nazi death camp Auschwitz will be tried in the new year, a German court said on Monday.

Two hostages and Islamist perpetrator dead as police storm Sydney café

Two hostages and Islamist perpetrator dead as police storm Sydney café

Two people died, along with the Islamist gunman, after police commandos stormed a café in Sydney, Australia, to bring to an end a 16-hour siege.

Shots fired at Israel's Embassy in Athens

Shots fired at Israel's Embassy in Athens

Unidentified assailants opened fire on the Israeli Embassy in the Greek capital Athens with a Kalashnikov assault rifle in the early hours of Friday, police said. No injuries or damage were ...

France to compensate Jews deported to Nazi death camps on SNCF trains

France to compensate Jews deported to Nazi death camps on SNCF trains

Shoah victims will be compensated from a $60 million French-US fund announced last week as reparation to those deported by France’s state-owned railway company SNCF during the Nazi occupat...

Over 100 survivors to come to event marking 70th anniversary of Auschwitz liberation

Over 100 survivors to come to event marking 70th anniversary of Auschwitz liberation

The World Jewish Congress will be among the organizations supporting the commemorative event at Auschwitz-Birkenau on 27 January 2015.

Iran launches social media hate campaign against Israel

Iran launches social media hate campaign against Israel

Iran’s leadership has launched a social media campaign encouraging people to express their hatred toward Israel.

WJC hails 'landmark decision' by Polish high court lifting kosher slaughter ban

WJC hails 'landmark decision' by Polish high court lifting kosher slaughter ban

Poland's Constitutional Tribunal vindicated the stance of the Union of Polish Jewish Communities and ruled that the current ban on religious slaughter was unconstitutional.

WJC VIDEOS - Another story: the Jewish refugees from Arab countries

WJC VIDEOS - Another story: the Jewish refugees from Arab countries

The World Jewish Congress brings you the personal stories of six people who witnessed the end of Jewish life in their countries of origin, from Iraq to Libya, and were forced to start from s...

Francis wants to open Holocaust-era Vatican archives as quickly as possible

Francis wants to open Holocaust-era Vatican archives as quickly as possible

Pope Francis has told the newspaper 'Yediot Ahronot' that the Vatican's secret archives covering the period of World War II should be opened to shed light on the role of Pope Pius XII.

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