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Second generation Holocaust survivor in legal battle with Polish church - Jerusalem Post

After winning a court case against a Catholic church in Poland over stolen property, Ann Drillich, daughter of two Holocaust survivors, is yet to see the results.

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Pope Francis to pray for the ‘gift of tears’ at Auschwitz - National Catholic Register

Both St. John Paul II and Benedict XVI have visited Auschwitz, delivering speeches reflecting on the tragedy and horror against people that the Nazis deemed “unworthy of life.”

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American-Jewish organization prepares to deliver aid to Syria - Ynet

The IDF is looking into a request by humanitarian organization ‘Amalia’ seeking permission to transfer aid to Syrian territory under rebel control; Operations expected to begin in coming weeks; Head of organization: ‘It is important to show the world and Syrians who we, Israelis, are.’

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Belgian tennis player to Jewish opponent: ‘You should have been gassed’ - Times of Israel

Alain Verlaak removed from Antwerp club tournament after hurling abuse at Maccabi player over disputed point.

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Nazi Germany's Jewish champion: the mystery of Helene Mayer endures - The Guardian

he photograph is at once both beautiful and revolting. Snapped in the fading sun of an August afternoon during the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, this picture is of a German woman standing regal on the medal stand, dressed in white, her posture perfect, her face locked in the stoic gaze of determination. Her arm is outstretched in a strong, certain Nazi salute.

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Kazakhstan community holds 12th edition of Jewish children's festival

The Jewish community of Kazakhstan recently held the 12th edition of a Jewish camp festival in the city of Karaganda, with 87 participants from across the former Soviet republic. Separately, community head Alexandr Baron met with US ambassador David Saperstein.

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Pope Francis' Auschwitz visit will be significant event for Kraków Jews - Guardian

Accompanied by a group of survivors, the visit is expected to be one of the most powerful moments of the pontiff’s five-day trip to Poland.

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New Israeli ambassador in Egypt visits Cairo synagogues

Ambassador David Govrin arrived in Cairo two weeks ago and together with the head of Egypt's tiny Jewish community paid a visit to the capital's historic synagogues.

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UK man faces jail for sending Jewish MP anti-Semitic threats - Times of Israel

Social media troll John Nimmo admitted to sending Luciana Berger pictures of knives with warnings to ‘watch your back Jewish scum.’

WJC in the Media

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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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Auschwitz Museum lost, then found 16,000 belongings of Holocaust victims - Yahoo

Thousands of personal items that belonged to Jews killed at Auschwitz were discovered the same week that three US senators, an Academy Award-winning actress, and the president of the World Jewish Congress said it's a "moral duty" to ensure Holocaust victims' families can recover art stolen from them during World War II.

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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.

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World Jewish Congress condemns deadly terror attack in Turkey / 'World must unite against fanatics'

At least 41 people were killed and more than 239 injured at Atatürk Airport in Istanbul, the country’s main airport, in a terrorist attack on Tuesday evening. Turkey suspects ISIS of carrying out the suicide bombings.