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Austria's far right struggles to win over Jews with charm offensive - Reuters

Like France's National Front, the FPO has recently expelled members who have publicly expressed anti-Semitic views, including a member of parliament in 2015.

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Amazon worker fired for slipping ‘Uncle Adolf’ note to Jewish customer - The Forward

An Amazon spokesman told the newspaper: “We take this incident seriously and have apologized to the customer. We have investigated the matter and dismissed the individual involved.”

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Mexican Jews launch 24-hour hotline to tackle life-threatening situations - JTA

Under the auspices of the Maguen David and the Kehila Ashkenazi community centers, 1118 integrates other existing initiatives in the Jewish community to fight drug addiction, domestic violence, child abuse, eating disorders, depression and more. A free ambulance and first aid service, Hatzalah, also has been integrated into the hotline.

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Lauder calls German court's rejection of ban of neo-Nazi party 'disconcerting'

Jewish leaders expressed disappointment Tuesday at the ruling of Germany's supreme court which rejected a ban of the extreme-right National Democratic Party (NPD). 

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Students hit back at ‘insidious’ al-Jazeera reporting - Jewish News

UK Jewish student leaders have hit back at “insidious” suggestions that they take direction from Israel, after an undercover sting operation by news group al-Jazeera portrayed Jewish activists as Israeli puppets.

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Austria's far-right struggles to win over Jews with charm offensive - Reuters

Jewish leaders are dismissive but the Freedom Party, like others on the European far right, appears to have its image among the wider electorate in mind as it stages the charm offensive.

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#WeRemember: WJC reaching out to millions on social media in campaign to raise awareness of Holocaust

Join the World Jewish Congress in an unprecedented campaign: Take a photo of yourself holding up a sheet of paper with the words “We Remember” and post it to social media with the hashtag #WeRemember.

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Iran, Syria ordered to pay $178m to family of infant killed in 2014 terror attack - Times of Israel

Damages awarded to parents of Chaya Zissel Braun after US court rules both countries complicit in Jerusalem car-ramming.

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New Year’s resolution: More unity, Less polarization

WJC-Jewish Diplomat Ela Cenudioglu's view on recent tragic events and the situation for Jews in Turkey:

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WJC President Lauder rejects France peace summit: There is no alternative to bilateral Israeli-Palestinian talks

NEW YORK - World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder has called France’s plan to convene officials from more than 70 countries in Paris for talks on Middle East peace a “subversive attempt to impose a settlement on the Israelis and Palestinians without the explicit agreement or participation of both sides.”

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World Jewish Congress President Lauder demands Montana immediately ban planned neo-Nazi rally: ‘Alt-right march puts all of America at risk

“When notorious and self-professed neo-Nazis announce that they are planning to march through a town carrying ‘high-profiled rifles’ in an action targeting ‘Jews, Jewish business, and everyone who supports either,’ the local authorities must respond with quick alarm and vigilance," says Ronald S. Lauder.

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The UN is preventing true Israeli-Palestinian peace: Op-ed by Ronald S. Lauder - Times of Israel

WJC President Ronald S. Lauder writes: 'In deferring to the Security Council, the US has allowed the counterproductive bias of the United Nations to gain the upper hand, at least in the short term, posing yet another obstacle to a lasting Israeli-Palestinian peace.'

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Panel: Genocide, wars, indifference will make Mideast Christians extinct - Catholic News Service

"Today we are witnessing the world's indifference to the slaughter of Christians in the Middle East and Africa," Ronald S. Lauder, president of the World Jewish Congress, told a panel discussion in New York.

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World Jewish Congress welcomes initiatives by Google, internet giants to curb terror, anti-Semitism online

‘Viral hate content must be eradicated like any viral disease,' says WJC President Ronald S. Lauder.

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How the far right is trying to woo an unlikely ally: Jews - Washington Post

In Austria, a Freedom Party victory in the presidential election next week would make Norbert Hofer the first far-right head of state in Western Europe since the demise of Nazi Germany.

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Ronald S. Lauder praises countries for helping Israel to fight fire blazes

The head of the World Jewish Congress expressed concern about the wild fires currently raging in Israel and thanked the many countries who supported Israel's fight against the fires.

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Young Jewish international volunteers gather in Switzerland - JTA

Some 160 young Jews from 37 countries gathered in the Swiss city of Basel for the first global summit of the Jewish Diplomatic Corps, a volunteer-based group affiliated with the World Jewish Congress.

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'Be like Theodor Herzl': In Basel, Ronald S. Lauder lays out his vision for Jewish leadership

Speaking in the Swiss city of Basel where the first Zionist congresses were held after 1897, the World Jewish Congress president urged the next generation of Jewish leaders to be like modern Zionism’s founding father.

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WJC President Lauder condemns Jerusalem attack, demands Palestinian leadership root out incitement

At least four killed when truck plows through crowd in Jerusalem on Sunday.

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WJC President Lauder ‘dismayed’ by UN Security Council resolution on Israeli settlements, calls US choice not to veto 'disconcerting' and 'unfortunate'

“Israel has shown time and time again that it is willing to enter into talks with a view of ending this conflict, but the Palestinians, instead of coming to the negotiating table, have imposed numerous preconditions, including on the settlement question. It is lamentable that the United Nations, instead of playing the role of honest broker, is taking sides, thus making a peace deal more unlikely,” said WJC President Ronald S. Lauder.

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WJC President Lauder urges US to veto ‘counterproductive’ Security Council resolution on Israeli settlements

The UN Security Council will vote on Friday on a resolution demanding an end to Israeli settlements after four council members again put forward the measure a day after Egypt withdrew it.

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Lauder welcomes Ban Ki-moon’s ‘long-awaited’ admission of UN bias against Israel

WJC President Ronald Lauder welcomed Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon’s recognition of the United Nations' disproportionate stance on Israel and his demand that Hamas renounce the use of violence and recognize Israel's right to exist.

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World Jewish Congress commends Austria for vote to seize home where Hitler was born

The vote Wednesday night followed years of the German border town of Braunau and later the national government trying to purchase the home from its owners.

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WJC lauds UK for adopting definition of anti-Semitism: ‘It’s critical all countries apply same criteria when dealing with hatred of Jews’

British Prime Minister Theresa May announced Monday evening her decision to adopt definition agreed upon by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance last May.

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WJC President Lauder: Terror attacks in Istanbul and Cairo are ‘an attack on all of us’

Ronald S. Lauder, president of the World Jewish Congress (WJC), on Sunday strongly condemned the deadly terrorist attacks in Istanbul and Cairo, calling them "crimes against humanity".

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World Jewish Congress demands Ecuador’s UN envoy publicly apologize for equating Zionism with Nazism

In letter Ambassador Horacio Sevilla, WJC CEO Robert Singer calls remarks an insult to the memory of Holocaust victims and a trivialization of genocide.

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World Jewish Congress urges UN to recognize Jewish refugees from Arab lands

WJC, North America Chair Evelyn Sommer lays out several  steps for the UN to take to assist the Jewish refugees from Arab lands.