Our President

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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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World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder reacts to Gaza violence

“The World Jewish Congress mourns the senseless loss of civilian life on the Israel-Gaza border, and holds Hamas fully responsible for the violent developments"

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WJC welcomes US Embassy move to Jerusalem as ‘critical moment in history’

“The World Jewish Congress deeply appreciates the strong message that the United States is sending to the international community of the indisputable truth of the Jewish connection to Jerusalem. This is a precedent worthy of emulation, and we hope to see more of Israel’s allies follow suit," Lauder said.

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WJC President Lauder praises Trump for sending ‘unmistakable message to Iran that its threats will not be tolerated’

  “Iran is a rogue nation ruled by a regime that cannot be trusted to honor its word, and even more so with nuclear capabilities that would enable them to wreak havoc on the world and cause a catastrophic arms race in the region,” Lauder said.

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