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Hamas admits to kidnapping Israeli teenagers; IDF strike kills three Hamas commanders in Gaza

Hamas admits to kidnapping Israeli teenagers; IDF strike kills three Hamas commanders in Gaza

A senior Hamas official has acknowledged that the organization’s military wing was behind the kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teenagers in June.

Ronald S. Lauder: Who will stand up for the Christians?

Ronald S. Lauder: Who will stand up for the Christians?

People are getting killed because of their beliefs. Jews have a duty to speak up, says WJC President Ronald S. Lauder in an op-ed published by the 'New York Times'.

Merkel, Lauder to address Berlin rally against anti-Semitism

Merkel, Lauder to address Berlin rally against anti-Semitism

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and WJC President Ronald Lauder will be among the speakers at a rally in Berlin on 14 September against growing anti-Semitism organized by the Central Council...

Israel says it foiled Hamas plot to overthrow Abbas government in West Bank

Israel says it foiled Hamas plot to overthrow Abbas government in West Bank

Israel’s Shin Bet security agency said it had covered a wide-ranging plot by Hamas to topple the Abbas government in the West Bank through a series of terror acts against Israeli and Pales...

UK food store halts sale of kosher food after Gaza protestors attack supermarket

UK food store halts sale of kosher food after Gaza protestors attack supermarket

Pro-Palestinian protestors in Britain attacked police and a Birmingham supermarket, which led a London store to remove kosher produce from its shelves.

An Open Letter to the Israel Defense Forces

An Open Letter to the Israel Defense Forces

"Thank you for your service and sacrifice on behalf of the Jewish State and Jewish Nation," WJC and the Conference of Presidents write in an ad in Israeli newspapers.

South African Jewish Community charging labor leader for hate speech and incitement

South African Jewish Community charging labor leader for hate speech and incitement

The South African Jewish Board of Deputies (SAJBD) is instituting criminal and civil charges against Tony Ehrenreich, Provincial Secretary of the South African labor federation COSATU (Weste...

Austrian Jews make solidarity visit to Israel

Austrian Jews make solidarity visit to Israel

The president of the Austrian Jewish Community, Oskar Deutsch, this week led a delegation of 10 Austrians on a solidarity mission to the south of Israel.

Foreign Press Association blasts Hamas’s intimidation of journalists in Gaza

Foreign Press Association blasts Hamas’s intimidation of journalists in Gaza

The Foreign Press Association (FPA), which represents reporters working in the Middle East, today blasted the terrorist group Hamas for threatening and intimidating reporters working in Gaza...

Clinton: anti-Semitism an important factor in criticism of Israel on Gaza

Clinton: anti-Semitism an important factor in criticism of Israel on Gaza

Former American Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is identifying anti-Semitism as an important motivation for the international criticism of Israel’s incursion in Gaza, according t...

Return envoys to Israel, WJC head Lauder urges Latin American governments

Return envoys to Israel, WJC head Lauder urges Latin American governments

World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder today urged the Latin American nations that have withdrawn their ambassadors from Israel in protest of its Gaza incursion to return their env...

In letter to WJC head Lauder, French PM retiterates determination to punish anti-Semitism

In letter to WJC head Lauder, French PM retiterates determination to punish anti-Semitism

The Prime Minister of France, Manuel Valls, expressed his determination to fight hate speech in the troubled republic.

Tens of thousands rally for Israel around the world

Tens of thousands rally for Israel around the world

Joining thousands around the world, at least 10,000 pro-Israel New Yorkers turned out on Monday for the “New York Stands With Israel” rally that the World Jewish Congress co-sponsored at...

WUJS volunteers help Israeli kids avoid rockets

WUJS volunteers help Israeli kids avoid rockets

The World Union of Jewish Students established a partnership with the Women’s International Zionist Organization to provide extra volunteers for WIZO day-care centers.

Uphold the UN Charter or become terrorists’ tool, WJC tells UN Human Rights Council

Uphold the UN Charter or become terrorists’ tool, WJC tells UN Human Rights Council

Statement at Geneva throws UN’s Gaza dilemma into sharp relief.

WJC News

Wed, 20 Aug 2014

Ronald S. Lauder: Who will stand up for the Christians?

People are getting killed because of their beliefs. Jews have a duty to speak up, says WJC President Ronald S. Lauder in an op-ed published by the 'New York Times'.

Wed, 20 Aug 2014

Merkel, Lauder to address Berlin rally against anti-Semitism

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and WJC President Ronald Lauder will be among the speakers at a rally in Berlin on 14 September against growing anti-Semitism organized by the Centr...

Fri, 15 Aug 2014

An Open Letter to the Israel Defense Forces

"Thank you for your service and sacrifice on behalf of the Jewish State and Jewish Nation," WJC and the Conference of Presidents write in an ad in Israeli newspapers.