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International philanthropist, investor, art collector, and former public servant, Amb. Ronald S. Lauder has served as President of the World Jewish Congress since June 2007. President Lauder also demonstrates his deep commitment to his Judaism through a wide range of other philanthropic endeavors that reach around the world.

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Amb. Ronald S. Lauder, WJC President

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WJC President Lauder welcomes proposal to require German migrants to visit Holocaust memorials

In statement to the New York Times, Lauder says: "This proposal is an encouraging and effective method of educating people of all backgrounds about the Nazi attempt to wipe out the entire Jewish population of Europe and the dangers such hatred can yield."

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WJC laments UN resolution: “Jerusalem is the indisputable capital of Israel, and US has every right to recognize it as such”

"The World Jewish Congress deeply appreciates the United States’ strong reaffirmation of its support for and friendship with the State of Israel, and for its clear reiteration of its policy regarding this issue,” says WJC President Ronald S. Lauder.

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World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder's Hanukkah message

This Hanukkah, let us hope for miracles, for peace, tolerance, and safety for all Jews, and for all peoples of this world

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