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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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In open letter in The New York Times, WJC President Ronald S. Lauder urges dialing back of rhetoric in Poland

In a message to the government of Poland and to Polish civil society, Lauder wrote: “This entire controversy must now be dialed back and I would like to see Polish and Jewish leaders sit down now and get back to the business of reconciliation and progress."

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WJC condemns Polish PM’s ‘absurd and unconscionable’ claim of Jewish responsibility for Holocaust, demands retraction and apology

"Including Jews among the perpetrators of these horrors, and blaming the victims instead of the killers, is a travesty that will only draw us further back to some of the darkest moments in human history.”

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WJC condemns Florida shooting: Such brutal crimes strike directly at the heart of the values of freedom and liberty that our society was built on

"The WJC vehemently condemns the deplorable and despicable mass shooting and mourns the senseless loss of lives in this unspeakable tragedy," Lauder said.

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