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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WJC President Lauder welcomes US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

“President Trump has taken a critical and courageous step today... We hope that this declaration will be the beginning of a fresh political process and a move toward peace and stability in the region.”

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World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder: 70 years after Arab states rejected UN partition plan – a two-state solution is still possible today

World Jewish Congress and Israel’s Mission to UN mark 70th anniversary of vote to establish Jewish state; US Vice President Mike Pence: "Under President Trump, if the world knows nothing else, the world will know this: America stands with Israel.

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World Jewish Congress President Lauder condemns Egypt mosque attack: We must stand together and defeat this scourge of terrorism

“Terrorism of this kind does not discriminate – we are all targets. Decent people of all religions, faiths, and nationalities in this world must defend each other and look after each other. We cannot let terror reign," Lauder says.

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