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More than 100 members of banned neo-Nazi movement rally in Finland

The World Jewish Congress is circulating a worldwide petition to put press on the Swedish government to utilize all available legal measures to ban NRM (as it is known in English) and similar neo-Nazi organizations in Sweden which implement militaristic activities with the ideological goal of persecuting or inciting against others.

WJC joins Belarus Jewish community in marking 75 years since liquidation of Minsk Ghetto

WJC representative Igor Ujhazi said: “We are here today in Minsk to pay our respect to the dead and to proclaim loudly an clearly that we will not allow tragedies like the Holocaust to happen ever again, and that we will fight against anyone and everyone who denies, distorts, or trivializes this dark chapter of human history.”

Latin American Jewish Congress survey: 82 percent of Jews in region believe in two-state solution

A survey released by the Latin American Jewish Congress, an affiliate of the World Jewish Congress, has found that the majority of Jews in the region find internal division in the community and community leadership be the greatest challenges facing Jews in Latin America in 2018.

IAJLJ to host annual conference in Rome on 'Controversial Multicuturalism'

The 3-day conference, which will be held November 7-9, will examine this subject from the historical, legal, social and political aspects

World Jewish Congress sends letter of concern to Real Madrid over its invitation to Ahed Tamimi: "Any move to propel anti-Israel sentiments runs risk of encouraging antisemitism"

“We sincerely hope that Real Madrid will continue in its quest to promote tolerance on and off the field, and in the future, leave politics out of the conversation.”

WJC at UNHRC: Victims of genocide should never be forgotten

“More than 70 years after the end of the Holocaust, we remain dismayed that humanity has not learned from its past mistakes,” says WJC Jewish Diplomat Aurélie Casahoursat.

WJC joins over 50 organizations in denouncing academic boycotts of Israel

Impeding a student’s ability to participate in a university-approved educational program in order to carry out political activism is reprehensible. Individual faculty members have the right to express public support for an academic boycott of Israel. But when faculty like Prof. Cheney-Lippold go as far as implementing the boycott’s guidelines by taking action to suppress students’ ability to travel to or study about Israel, they have abrogated the most basic professorial responsibility of promoting the academic welfare of their students.

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WJC stands with British Jews in urging UK Labour Party to combat anti-Semitism amongst its ranks

“The World Jewish Congress fully supports the British Jewish community in its strong stand against anti-Semitism,” says WJC Jewish Diplomat Daniel Berke.

Join WJC in petitioning Sweden to ban neo-Nazi movements

We call upon the government of Sweden to utilize all available legal measures to outlaw the Nordic Resistance Movement (NRM) and similar neo-Nazi organizations in Sweden which employ militaristic means to persecute or incite others.

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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.

Polish police looking for man who threw stone into synagogue - AP

The World Jewish Congress said it was “shocked and dismayed” and that the incident evoked “the terrible tragedies that occurred in German-occupied Poland during the years of the Holocaust.”

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WJC to dedicate substantial portion of proceeds from Herzl Award Dinner to security of Jewish communities worldwide

WJC President Ronald S. Lauder: "We must work to stop the dangers before they harm us"; Lord Rothschild: We are proud to remain involved and committed to Israel and Jewish communities

WJC President Lauder praises Canada’s formal apology for turning away M.S. St. Louis in 1939

"Let the lesson of the M.S. St. Louis ring loudly and clearly in the disquieting political climate of today and let us remind ourselves of the importance of protecting and defending those in need, including the strangers in our midst,” said WJC President Ronald S. Lauder

WJC President Ronald Lauder condemns terrorist attack on Egypt’s Coptic Christian community

“Jews everywhere are standing in solidarity with the Egyptian Coptic community in this difficult time. Nobody, anywhere in this world, should have to live in fear for their lives because of who they are and how they worship,” said WJC President Lauder.

WJC commends Facebook and Instagram for taking pro-active steps to stop online antisemitism in wake of Pittsburgh attack

“Social media is by far one of the most important tools today in spreading ideas and news, both real and fake. We are pleased to see that Facebook and Instagram are taking seriously their moral responsibility and the impactful role they play in shaping public opinion."

Thousands worldwide join WJC in paying respects to victims of Pittsburgh shooting

World Jewish Congress is inviting those who wish to show solidarity with the community to send messages of condolences, to be compiled and presented to the families of the victims.

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Canadian FM Freeland tells WJC forum: Antisemitism is very real, even in Canada, and we must continue to speak and act against it

Freeland confirms Trudeau to apologize over M.S. St. Louis: Rather than erase our past, our obligation is to learn from it

600 high-level delegates from 35 countries declare duty to find effective ways to combat antisemitism and other racial, ethnic, and religious intolerance

WJC co-organizes Second Moscow International Conference on Combating Antisemitism, Racism, and Xenophobia

WJC President Ronald S. Lauder leads delegation to Pittsburgh to stand in solidarity with community in aftermath of attack

President Lauder and the WJC delegation joined the community and hundreds of supporters at an official interfaith gathering and vigil.

High-level WJC delegation meets Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Moscow, on sidelines of conference on combating antisemitism

"The World Jewish Congress welcomes the constructive meeting with Minister Lavrov on the critical issues of antisemitism, and Holocaust remembrance, as well as projects of the Russian Jewish community and the Russian government. We look forward to future cooperation," Singer said.