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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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Ronald S. Lauder: The United Nations cannot erase Jewish history

For the Jewish people, no place is as holy as the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, a sacred site where memory, tradition, and faith are sown in the very soil, says the WJC president in reaction to the UNESCO vote.

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Ronald S. Lauder - Babi Yar: Why Holocaust remembrance still matters - ABC Religion and Ethics

Last week, the World Jewish Congress commemorated the 75th anniversary of Babi Yar, together the Ukrainian government. Some no doubt question the purpose of such memorials. But not remembering is the first step in making new atrocities possible.

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WJC President Lauder calls UN Chief Ban’s remarks on Israel ‘a missed opportunity’

"Holding Israel disproportionately responsible for the deteriorating conditions separating Israelis and Palestinians does not further the cause of peace," Lauder said.

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