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Lithuanian Jews reject proposed legislation to censor goods deemed to "distort the historical facts of Lithuania"

Lithuanian Jewish Community chairwoman Faina Kukliansky says: "Lithuania must remain open and democratic. Freedom of speech and human rights must be insured in our country just as actively as the calls to fight for the protection of consumer rights through these amendments.”

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The fight against anti-Semitism is not a fight "à la carte" | CRIF President Francis Kalifat in Le Figaro

Francis Kalifat explains why CRIF indicated that the leaders of the Front National and France Insoumise would not be welcome at the White March in memory of murdered Holocaust victim Mireille Knoll.

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German LGBT group closes bank account to protest BDS activity - Jerusalem Post

In statement to Jerusalem Post, WJC says: "BDS has made no sign of any willingness or interest in reaching a peaceful solution to the conflict, and any financial institution that supports its methods is only helping to further push us away from peace and fuel enmity.

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German LGBT group closes bank account to protest BDS activity - Jerusalem Post

In statement to Jerusalem Post, WJC says: "BDS has made no sign of any willingness or interest in reaching a peaceful solution to the conflict, and any financial institution that supports its methods is only helping to further push us away from peace and fuel enmity.

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Suspected Brussels Jewish museum killer to stand trial - Times of Israel

Belgian judge rules there is enough evidence against French jihadist Mehdi Nemmouche in 2014 attack that killed four, including two Israeli tourists.

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Italian soccer fans taunt rivals with anti-Semitic chants about Anne Frank - JTA

The Lazio team was fined several months ago after backers plastered stickers at its stadium showing Anne Frank wearing a Roma uniform.

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Man attacked in Berlin for wearing kippa is Israeli Arab - Times of Israel

“I am not Jewish, I am an Israeli and I grew up in Israel in an Arab family,” Adam Armush, 21, told broadcaster Deutsche Welle. “It was an experience for me to wear the skullcap and go out into the street yesterday.”

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Holocaust is fading from memory, survey finds - New York Times

Thirty-one percent of Americans, and 41 percent of millennials, believe that two million or fewer Jews were killed in the Holocaust. Forty-one percent of Americans, and 66 percent of millennials, cannot say what Auschwitz was

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World Jewish population numbers 14.5 million as Israel commemorates Holocaust - Israel Hayom

The numbers, accurate as of 2016, indicate a global Jewish population of 14.511 million, compared to the 16.6 million Jews in the world in 1939 – including 449,000 living in pre-state Israel – prior to the Holocaust.

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World Jewish Congress holds memorial for Holocaust survivor murdered in Paris

WJC President Ronald S. Lauder ‘We must continue to sound the alarm until we put a stop to this terrifying rise of anti-Semitism'

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World Jewish Congress stands in solidarity with British Jewish community against Labour Party anti-Semitism

WJC President Ronald S. Lauder: "We stand shoulder to shoulder with our British colleagues as they call for a zero-tolerance approach which is matched by actions and not just words. We simply ask Jeremy Corbyn to end his support of anti-Semites.”

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Israel’s Self-Inflicted Wounds | Op-ed by WJC President Ronald S. Lauder in New York Times

"We are at a crossroads. The choices that Israel makes in the coming years will determine the destiny of our one and only Jewish state — and the continued unity of our cherished people."

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Ronald S. Lauder: “The Jews Will Never Forget the Bravery of the Bulgarians”

Bulgaria's Magazine 79 interview WJC President Lauder during commemoration events of the 75th anniversary of the rescue of the Bulgarian Jews.

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From Sofia: A Lunch With WJC President Ronald S. Lauder

Shalom President Alexander Oscar announces plan to honor Lauder with the Stara Planina Order, which is the highest order Bulgaria has to offer.

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Documentary of bid to uncover UN secretary-general's Nazi past wins film prize - Jewish Chronicle

The documentary includes press conferences with heads of the World Jewish Congress, who went all out to uncover the truth about Waldheim, and defensive interviews with Waldheim both in English and German.

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Poles and the Holocaust in historical perspective - Tablet

As the controversy surrounding Poland’s new law continues, it’s crucial to keep the facts and the complexities of the subject in mind | By Menachem Z. Rosensaft.

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Two groups of Jews and Israelis have helped cast a veil over relations with Poland - Jewish Chronicle

But the fact remains that some Poles, themselves victims, could also be and indeed were perpetrators. By Yehuda Bauer and Laurence Weinbaum.

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World Jewish Congress stands with British Jews in demanding Labor leader Corbyn turn words into actions to combat anti-Semitism in party

In joint statement, the Jewish Leadership Council and Board of Deputies of British Jews said: "Words in letters and newspaper articles will never be enough. We welcome the fact that Mr Corbyn's words have changed but it is action by which the Jewish community will judge him and the Labour Party."

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On visit to Estonia, WJC CEO Robert Singer urges authorities to ‘act swiftly and vigorously’ against all signs of anti-Semitism

Over the course of his three-day visit, Singer met with Prime Minister Jüri Ratas, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee Marko Mikhelson, Chairman of the Jewish Community of Estonia Alla Jakobson and other senior officials

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WJC CEO Robert Singer: ‘The history of the Holocaust must never be politicized; we need education and dialogue, not legislation’

In his address on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, Singer reflected on the history shared by Poles and Jews over the centuries, and the dangers of the new Holocaust law criminalizing claims of the Polish nation’s responsibility for the horrors.

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WJC issues official Declaration of the Jewish Diaspora’s Commitment to the State of Israel, signed by leaders of 83 Jewish communities worldwide

WJC President Ronald S. Lauder: "This manifesto is a declaration of our promise to continue to defend and promote the world’s only Jewish state, and to stand by and assist in ensuring its bright and secure future"

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World Jewish Congress celebrates Israel’s Independence Day with ‘Israel, 70 years young’, mission of 100 ascending Jewish leaders from around the world

Members of the Jewish Diplomatic Corps of the World Jewish Congress meet with a broad range of leaders of Israeli society in government, academia, media, and faith communities to advance Israel and Diaspora relations.

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WJC welcomes UNESCO consensus on two decisions related to Israel as 'important step in the fight against politicization’

“The World Jewish Congress also commends UNESCO Director General Audrey Azoulay for her ongoing efforts to ensure that the politicization which has plagued UNESCO in recent years, led by the political agendas of some member states, stays off the UNESCO floor."

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WJC praises Germany’s appointment of Dr. Felix Klein as country’s first Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism

“A leader in Europe in the fight against anti-Semitism, Germany has taken another praiseworthy step in addressing the need for a dedicated and expert individual to protect the well-being of the country’s Jewish community, and Dr. Felix Klein is without a doubt the best choice for the position."

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WJC shocked by barbaric murder of Jewish Holocaust survivor in Paris, calls on authorities to show full transparency in investigation

“The World Jewish Congress stands together with the French Jewish community in deploring the horrific and barbaric murder of an elderly Holocaust survivor in Paris this week, and in calling on the French authorities to demonstrate full transparency in the ongoing investigation, to ensure that the motivation behind this heinous crime is known as soon as possible.”  

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'Israel is an example of a model state,’ Bulgarian president tells WJC forum

Speaking at a breakfast meeting organized by the Israel Council on Foreign Relations (ICFR), which operates under the auspices of the World Jewish Congress (WJC), President Rumen Radev also says that the Jewish community in Bulgaria was and remains an integral part of the country’s society