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World Jewish Congress mourns passing of Zionist leader Kalman Sultanik z’’l

World Jewish Congress mourns passing of Zionist leader Kalman Sultanik z’’l

The Polish-born Holocaust survivor was a leader of the Zionist movement and a long-time vice-president of the World Jewish Congress.

Menachem Z. Rosensaft: A neo-Nazi beauty pageant - nefarious glorification of anti-Semitism at its worst

Menachem Z. Rosensaft: A neo-Nazi beauty pageant - nefarious glorification of anti-Semitism at its worst

One of the most insidious, and perhaps ultimately one of the most dangerous, manifestations of neo-Nazi resurgence may well be its steady subversive infiltration of contemporary popular and ...

Met presses ahead with staging of controversial Klinghoffer opera

Met presses ahead with staging of controversial Klinghoffer opera

The general manager of New York’s Metropolitan Opera insisted that the controversial work ‘The Death of Klinghoffer’ wouldbe presented as scheduled, despite claims that it is anti-Semi...

Iran trade forum in London causes irritation

Iran trade forum in London causes irritation

Several British organizations have urged business people to withdraw from the first ever conference in London to encourage trade with Iran.

Lauder: Time to speak out against slaughter of Christians in Middle East

Lauder: Time to speak out against slaughter of Christians in Middle East

In a speech to 4,000 Christian Israel supporters gathered in Jerusalem for the Feast of Tabernacles, the WJC president said: " This isn’t war. This is genocide."

Belgium's new interior minister belittles Flemish Nazi collaboration

Belgium's new interior minister belittles Flemish Nazi collaboration

Jan Jambon of the separatist New Flemish Alliance (NVA) people who collaborated with Nazi Germany during World War II "had their reasons" for doing so.

Germany establishes new center in search for Nazi-looted art

Germany establishes new center in search for Nazi-looted art

The German government has taken steps to intensify provenance research to clarify whether or not works of art were looted by the Nazis from their rightful Jewish owners.

Jerusalem: Jewish, Evangelical leaders to unite against persecution of Christians in Middle East

Jerusalem: Jewish, Evangelical leaders to unite against persecution of Christians in Middle East

Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin and World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder will address a large gathering of Evangelical Christians in Jerusalem next week.

Israel protests Swedish move to recognize Palestine

Israel protests Swedish move to recognize Palestine

Israel has reacted angrily at the announcement by the new Swedish government to recognize a Palestinian state.

Yom Kippur not yet an official UN holiday, but might be next year - JNS.org

Yom Kippur not yet an official UN holiday, but might be next year - JNS.org

The holiest day on the Jewish calendar isn’t among the 10 holiest days on the United Nations calendar. But Israel and many other countries hope that changes by the time next year’s Day o...

Belgium seeks 15-year term for leader of jihadist cell

Belgium seeks 15-year term for leader of jihadist cell

A Belgian prosecutor demanded a 15-year prison term for Fouad Belkacem, the leader of the Islamist group Sharia4Belgium which is suspected of brainwashing youngsters and shipping them off to...

'ISIS, Hamas are branches of the same poisonous tree', Netanyahu tells UN

'ISIS, Hamas are branches of the same poisonous tree', Netanyahu tells UN

Israel's prime minister told the UN General Assembly that the threat posed by Hamas and ISIS reached far beyond Israel as Islamic militants across the globe shared the same goal of world dom...

World Jewish Congress delegation received by Pope Francis on Rosh Hashana eve

World Jewish Congress delegation received by Pope Francis on Rosh Hashana eve

The Catholic pontiff received a delegation of 40 Jewish leaders at his residence in the Vatican and raised the persecution of Christians in the Middle East.

USC Shoah Foundation, World Jewish Congress to support official event on 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz

USC Shoah Foundation, World Jewish Congress to support official event on 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz

One hundred survivors from nations around the worldare to participate in the observance on 27 January 2015.

World Jewish Congress meeting in Berlin concludes with moving tribute to Holocaust victims

World Jewish Congress meeting in Berlin concludes with moving tribute to Holocaust victims

Jewish leaders met in Germany and urged a continued ban on Hitler’s book ‘Mein Kampf’ and called on Europe to step up the fight against anti-Semitism

Axel Springer’s legacy continues

Axel Springer’s legacy continues

WJC’s Theodor Herzl Award posthumously bestowed on the late publisher Axel Springer in tribute to his lifetime efforts for reconciliation between Germans and Jews, and between Germany and ...

Ronald Lauder: "All of us, Jews and non-Jews, stand together as one people."

Ronald Lauder: "All of us, Jews and non-Jews, stand together as one people."

The Berlin rally against anti-Semitism address by Ronald S. Lauder, President of the World Jewish Congress

WJC News

Mon, 20 Oct 2014

Menachem Z. Rosensaft: A neo-Nazi beauty pageant - nefarious glorification of anti-Semitism at its worst

One of the most insidious, and perhaps ultimately one of the most dangerous, manifestations of neo-Nazi resurgence may well be its steady subversive infiltration of contemporary po...

Mon, 13 Oct 2014

Lauder: Time to speak out against slaughter of Christians in Middle East

In a speech to 4,000 Christian Israel supporters gathered in Jerusalem for the Feast of Tabernacles, the WJC president said: " This isn’t war. This is genocide."

Mon, 13 Oct 2014

Germany establishes new center in search for Nazi-looted art

The German government has taken steps to intensify provenance research to clarify whether or not works of art were looted by the Nazis from their rightful Jewish owners.