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WJC praises Pope Francis for Match for Peace initiative

WJC praises Pope Francis for Match for Peace initiative

The World Jewish Congress has praised Pope Francis for co-organizing an international soccer match whose aim is to promote peace around the world and to raise funds for children in need.

British Jews lament surge in anti-Semitic incidents, urge government action

British Jews lament surge in anti-Semitic incidents, urge government action

The newly-formed Campaign Against Anti-Semitism (CAAS) in Britain has said Jews were facing "levels of anti-Semitism not seen in this country for almost a century".

Stockholm: Thousands of Swedes rally against anti-Semitism

Stockholm: Thousands of Swedes rally against anti-Semitism

WJC CEO Robert Singer was one of more than a thousand people who took part in the Kippah Walk organized by the Swedish Jewish community, which came in the wake of a series of anti-Semitic in...

Orthodox Jews leave Guatemalan village after conflict with indigenous population

Orthodox Jews leave Guatemalan village after conflict with indigenous population

A community of 230 haredi Jews from several countries has begun leaving San Juan La Laguna where they have lived for six years after claims and counterclaims of discrimination and threats, t...

Britain's Jewish and Muslim leaders urge followers to 'export peace'

Britain's Jewish and Muslim leaders urge followers to 'export peace'

Muslim and Jewish leaders in the UK have called for followers of both faiths to "export peace" to Gaza and stamp out racism.

Agreement reached on permanent cease-fire in Gaza

Agreement reached on permanent cease-fire in Gaza

The cease-fire between Israel and the Palestinians aimed at ending the seven-week conflict in Gaza went into effect Tuesday and appeared to be holding.

After protests, Zara pulls 'sheriff' shirt reminiscent of the Holocaust

After protests, Zara pulls 'sheriff' shirt reminiscent of the Holocaust

The Spanish clothing retailer Zara has stopped the sale of it's 'sheriff' children's T-shirt which bore resemblance to the clothes Jewish concentration camp inmates were forced to wear in Na...

Mumbai Jewish center opens again six years after deadly attack

Mumbai Jewish center opens again six years after deadly attack

The Chabad Jewish center in Mumbai, India reopened following the terrorist attacks of November 2008 in which a rabbi, his wife and four other people were killed.

Israel's UN envoy says Qatar is a 'Club Med for terrorists' destabilizing the Middle East

Israel's UN envoy says Qatar is a 'Club Med for terrorists' destabilizing the Middle East

Israel's ambassador to the United Nations in New York, Ron Prosor, has lambasted the Persian Gulf emirate Qatar for bankrolling terrorist groups such as Hamas.

British police probe Hamas-linked lawmaker's call for 'Israel-free' city

British police probe Hamas-linked lawmaker's call for 'Israel-free' city

George Galloway, a controversial UK lawmaker, vowed he would not be silenced after being interviewed by police for publicly declaring a city in England an ‘Israel-free zone’ in protest a...

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...

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Mon, 25 Aug 2014

Kantor: European Jews threatened by returning Islamic State terrorists

European Jewish Congress President Moshe Kantor said Jews in Europe were under an immense threat from citizens returning from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria and the radicaliza...

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...