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Israeli BDS supporter seeks asylum in Canada - Ynet

Gilad Paz, a lawyer and human rights activist who supports the BDS movement against Israel, applied for asylum in Canada on the grounds of 'political persecution'.

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Scottish soccer club fans raise over £136,000 for 'Palestine' after Israel match debacle - Jerusalem Post

Celtic fans launched initiative for Palestinian charities after the club received a disciplinary charge from the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA).

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Russian TV reruns documentary claiming Jewish conspiracy in Titanic sinking - JTA

The documentary suggested a “group of 300” Jews, freemasons and “illluminati” had sunk the ship in 1912 to provoke an international crisis and install themselves as leaders of a world government, a central theme of anti-Semitism conspiracy theories.

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Jewish center slated for southern Poland town - JTA

The center, funded by the Polish Jewish community, will be built next to the cemetery in the town of Radomsko, which has been empty of Jews since the Holocaust.

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British Jewish leaders condemn French burkini police - JTA

The reaction by the main Jewish group in Britain was to reports describing how four police officers on Tuesday ordered and compelled a woman wearing a burkini near Nice to take it off. The swimsuit is worn by Muslim women in accordance with their religious views of modesty.

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Italy’s Jewish community pledges aid to areas hit by earthquake - Times of Israel

In first step, Rome’s Jewish community sets up center for blood donation to help quake victims.

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There’s a new bogeyman in Turkey, and, for a change, he’s not a Jew - Times of Israel

Surveys show most Turks harbor anti-Semitic views, and the Erdogan government has often capitalized on that sentiment. But in the wake of the failed coup, the president is focusing on a different enemy while moving to warm ties with Israel. Does this leave the Jewish community optimistic? Hear it in their own words.

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Turkish tanks roll into Syria to confront Islamic State - Times of Israel

President Erdogan says operation aims to uproot jihadist group and Syrian Kurdish rebels, ‘put an end’ to border problems.

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Rivlin tours Gaza border communities, praises IDF operational power - JTA

Marking two years since Operation Protective Edge, Israel's President Reuven Rivlin on Tuesday toured the region bordering the Gaza Strip

WJC in the Media

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WJC President Ronald Lauder welcomes Pope Francis' visit to Auschwitz

WJC President Ronald S. Lauder has hailed Pope Francis’ upcoming visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau as “a strong signal” against hatred and called the Catholic Church leader “one of the closest ally Jews have today in the fight against anti-Semitism."

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World Jewish Congress President: Polish officials must immediately apologize for remarks questioning Poles’ involvement in murder of Jews during WWII

Ronald S. Lauder: “In a free Poland, there is no room for prejudice;” Statements “slap in the face” to Jewish community.

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WJC President Ronald S. Lauder decries attack in Nice, urges international community to unite and 'rip this terrorism from its roots'

“The heinous attack carried out against scores of innocent people in Nice tonight was nothing short of an act of war and the world must treat it as such,” Lauder said.

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Ronald Lauder works to spark the flames of Jewry’s future - Times of Israel

The recent winner of the Guardian of Zion Award speaks about art restitution, the evils of anti-Israelism, and the need to make more ‘Jewish worlds’.

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Ronald Lauder works to spark the flames of Jewry’s future - Times of Israel

The recent winner of the Guardian of Zion Award speaks about art restitution, the evils of anti-Israelism, and the need to make more ‘Jewish worlds’.

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World Jewish Congress mourns passing of Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel

World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder called Wiesel, who passed away Saturday at the age of 87, “a beacon of light” and said the Jewish world “owes him an enormous debt of gratitude.

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Ronald S. Lauder: Abbas' ‘inciting’ remarks hinder critical efforts to relaunch peace talks

WJC president urges Palestinian leader to retract European Parliament remarks

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Lauder: ‘If all Jews left Europe tomorrow, it would be sad for the Jews, but a disaster for Europe’

WATCH: The president of the World Jewish Congress on Sunday addressed the Board of Deputies of British Jews and warned of a growing tide of hatred and terror targeted against Jews and others, including in Britain.

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Robert Singer: Russia and Israel, unlikely bedfellows for 25 years

Ties between Russian and Israel mustn’t be looked at through rose-colored glasses, but there is no doubt that this is an historic time for Russia and the Jewish people, one that is mutually beneficial for both sides.

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WJC President Ronald Lauder welcomes Pope Francis' visit to Auschwitz

WJC President Ronald S. Lauder has hailed Pope Francis’ upcoming visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau as “a strong signal” against hatred and called the Catholic Church leader “one of the closest ally Jews have today in the fight against anti-Semitism."

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WJC President Lauder condemns terror attack in France which leaves 86-year-old priest dead

Ronald S. Lauder on Tuesday issued a strong condemnation of the ISIS-inspired terrorist attack at a church in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, calling it “a monstrous and evil act of murder committed against innocent people inside a house of worship.”

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World Jewish Congress President: Polish officials must immediately apologize for remarks questioning Poles’ involvement in murder of Jews during WWII

Ronald S. Lauder: “In a free Poland, there is no room for prejudice;” Statements “slap in the face” to Jewish community.

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Paraguayan President Cartes: 'Israel is in the heart of Paraguayans'

Before the Israel Council on Foreign Relations, President Horacio Cartes expressed his satisfaction at being the first Paraguayan head of state to visit Israel.

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'This struggle is not for Jews alone,' says EU's coordinator on fighting anti-Semitism

The European Commission's coordinator on combating anti-Semitism, Katharina von Schnurbein, told a forum in Jerusalem that a spike of anti-Semitic incidents had not been due to the influx of Syrian refugees into Europe.

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Latin American Jewish Congress hosts region's first Global Forum Combating Anti-Semitism

LAJC President Jack Terpins: Anti-Semitism is a social disease which must be fought by society as a whole; Forum held on anniversary of 1994 AMIA bombing; Argentinian Vice President Gabriela Michetti addressed opening dinner.

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WJC President Ronald S. Lauder decries attack in Nice, urges international community to unite and 'rip this terrorism from its roots'

“The heinous attack carried out against scores of innocent people in Nice tonight was nothing short of an act of war and the world must treat it as such,” Lauder said.

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WJC concerned by Ukraine's decision to rename Kyiv boulevard after ultra-nationalist complicit in murdering Jews during Holocaust

The WJC “utterly rejects” the idea of elevating the memory of Stepan Bandera as a figure to be honored in modern-day Ukraine, World Jewish Congress CEO Robert Singer said.

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World Jewish Congress mourns passing of Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel

World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder called Wiesel, who passed away Saturday at the age of 87, “a beacon of light” and said the Jewish world “owes him an enormous debt of gratitude.