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World Jewish Congress mourns death of Noah Klieger, recipient of 2018 WJC We Remember Award

“Noah Klieger was a hero of his generation and an inspiration to the Jewish people,” WJC CEO and Executive Vice President Robert Singer said.

Bulgarian neo-Nazis launch online attack against WJC CEO Robert Singer over Lukov march

Comments on the post ranged from those declaring that the Lukov March should take place in another Bulgarian town next year to protect Lukov’s honor, to overtly aggressive messages of antisemitic hate speech directed at the Bulgarian Jewish community and the world Jewry.

WJC in the Media

WJC President Ronald S. Lauder voices concern following the adoption of anti-Israel UN resolutions

“It is unconscionable that such an esteemed body that was born out of the horrors of the Holocaust continues, in unrelenting fashion, to entertain resolutions that seem to have been authored by individuals without a firm grasp of reality," says WJC President Ronald S. Lauder.

WJC President Ronald S. Lauder calls on international community to urge Hamas to cease rocket barrage against Israel

“The World Jewish Congress sends its deep condolences to the family of the IDF officer killed this morning in these clashes, and wishes a full recovery to those wounded. We stand in solidarity with all Israelis at this difficult time,” he said.

WJC President Lauder in aftermath of Pittsburgh attack: We must work together to ensure that our Jewish communities are secure and protected

"It is imperative that the authorities across the US, and in every country that has a Jewish community, take every threat seriously"

World Jewish Congress horrified by Pittsburgh synagogue shooting: This was an attack not just on the Jewish community, but on America as a whole

"This was an attack not just on the Jewish community, but on America as a whole," says WJC President Ronald S. Lauder.

WJC President Lauder praises bipartisan US Senate bill imposing sanctions on use of human shields

“Every terror group that cowardly hides behind women and children while using hospitals and schools as bases to attack civilians, in clear violation of both international law and basic moral values, should be held accountable and punished,” Lauder added.

WJC President Ronald S. Lauder at UNESCO conference at UNGA: ‘World leaders must not remain silent in the face of antisemitism'

UNESCO releases Guidelines for Policymakers on combating antisemitism, to be implemented in partnership with WJC

World Jewish Congress condemns ‘despicable’ neo-Nazi march in Dortmund

“The despicable neo-Nazi display that occurred over the weekend in Dortmund should appall and repel all proponents of democracy, tolerance, and justice,” WJC President Ronald S. Lauder said.

Chelsea FC and World Jewish Congress to host global summit on antisemitism - Jewish News

Premier League side and World Jewish Congress will convene event next year, addressing discrimination and racism in sport.

Rock hurled inside Polish synagogue during Yom Kippur prayers - JTA

The attack is “shocking and dismaying in itself, made all the more distressing by the fact that it took place on Yom Kippur, evoking the terrible tragedies that occurred in German-occupied Poland during the years of the Holocaust,” WJC President Ronald Lauder said.

Press Releases

World Jewish Congress welcomes EU court’s rejection of Hamas appeal over terror listing

“Since its inception, Hamas has declared openly its objective of destroying the State of Israel and has had absolutely no inhibitions against indiscriminately targeting Israeli civilians and callously using its own people as human shields in its ongoing terrorist activities,” Singer said. “

WJC commends Chelsea for vowing to take action over antisemitic chants in Budapest

The WJC is proud to be partnering with Chelsea in a far-reaching campaign to fight the evils of hatred, and we stand in support of its principled actions, on and off the field.

World Jewish Congress condemns terror attack in Israel: “Palestinian leaders must reign in the poisonous incitement gripping their society"

“An innocent newborn baby died yesterday as a result of this horrific barbarism, for the intolerable and simple fact that he was born to a Jewish mother. We cannot allow the Palestinians to twist these facts for their own political game."

World Jewish Congress responds to EU findings on rise of antisemitism: "European leaders must take the lead in protecting Jewish communities"

WJC President Ronald S. Lauder calls results of survey 'shocking, but sadly unsurprising'

World Jewish Congress praises Chile for banning its municipalities from boycotting Israel

“This is a victory not just for the Jewish community and the State of Israel, who have been awarded the protection they deserve, but for the very value of democratic law in Chile as a whole,” WJC CEO Robert Singer added.

World Jewish Congress calls UN failure to condemn Hamas ‘latest example of anti-Israel bias and double standards running rampant through international community’

In response to the vote, WJC President Ronald S. Lauder said, “The United Nations General Assembly has had countless opportunities to prove that it stands of the right side of history. Yet, time and again, the vast majority of its members have failed to do so. Today’s disappointing vote is just the latest example of the anti-Israeli bias and double standards that run rampant throughout the international community. We thank all of the member states who expressed their support for this important resolution."

World Jewish Congress welcomes Declaration on Fight Against Antisemitism and Security of Jewish Communities by Council of the European Union

WJC President Ronald S. Lauder said: “I strongly welcome the decision by the Council of the European Union to adopt this important declaration on the fight against antisemitism and the protection of Jewish communities"

World Jewish Congress Denounces Antisemitic Attack on Elected Head of Hungarian Jewish Community

“The WJC demands that the publishers of Figyelő issue an immediate apology to Mr. Heisler and to the Hungarian Jewish community, and we expect the Hungarian government to act energetically and publicly to combat all such manifestations of antisemitism."