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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 decries deterioration in ties between Poland and Israel

Rift came to a head this weekend when Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki canceled Poland’s participation in the Visegrad group summit over the latest round in the ongoing controversy regarding the extent to which Polish individuals colluded with the Germans in the Holocaust. 

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WJC President Lauder concerned by Hungarian opposition party members’ moves to ally with extremist Jobbik

"Jobbik must do far more to credibly demonstrate that it opposes antisemitism and racism, and to prove by way of its actions that it does not pose a threat to the security and well-being of the Jewish community and other minority groups in Hungary."

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Lauder addresses special EU conference: “Europe is at a turning point - we must work together to fight antisemitism"

US Special Envoy on Antisemitism Elan Carr takes part in WJC dinner, in first participation in his new role at an event organized by a Jewish organization

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