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German Jewish leader: It's not safe anymore to wear kippah in some areas

German Jewish leader: It's not safe anymore to wear kippah in some areas

Josef Schuster, the head of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, said Jewish symbols were considered a 'provocation' in some areas and could lead to violent attacks.

New York City reaches agreement with mohels over circumcision involving 'oral suction'

New York City reaches agreement with mohels over circumcision involving 'oral suction'

The City of New York on Tuesday announced that an agreement had been reached with members of the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community over circumcision involving oral suction .

China, World Jewish Congress to host commemoration on 70th anniversary of Shanghai Ghetto liberation

China, World Jewish Congress to host commemoration on 70th anniversary of Shanghai Ghetto liberation

The People’s Republic of China and the World Jewish Congress will, for the first time, be hosting an event in Shanghai to commemorate the liberation of the Shanghai Ghetto in September 19...

World Jewish Congress praises France's Hollande for taking leading role in fight against anti-Semitism

World Jewish Congress praises France's Hollande for taking leading role in fight against anti-Semitism

WJC President Ronald S. Lauder praised French President François Hollande for delivering a “great speech” at the CRIF dinner in Paris which Lauder called a “rallying cry in the fight ...

WJC hosts Chinese minister a luncheon in London

WJC hosts Chinese minister a luncheon in London

The World Jewish Congress on Monday hosted a luncheon in London in honor of Qiu Yuanping, minister in charge of Overseas Chinese Affairs of China.

Menachem Z. Rosensaft: Israeli settlers use Nazi imagery against Jews

Menachem Z. Rosensaft: Israeli settlers use Nazi imagery against Jews

Jewish settler group invokes notorious Goebbels propaganda film in new video.

Germany charges 93-year-old former Nazi guard accused as an accessory to the murder of 170,000 people

Germany charges 93-year-old former Nazi guard accused as an accessory to the murder of 170,000 people

German court says a 93-year-old man has been charged with 170,000 counts of accessory to murder on allegations he served as an SS guard at the Nazis’ Auschwitz death camp in occupied Polan...

Hundreds of tombs vandalized in Jewish graveyard in France

Hundreds of tombs vandalized in Jewish graveyard in France

At least 200 tombstones were knocked over in a Jewish cemetery in Alsace, in eastern France, in what French Interior Minister Bernard Czeneuve called "a despicable act".

TERROR IN COPENHAGEN: Two men dead after terror attacks at café and synagogue

TERROR IN COPENHAGEN: Two men dead after terror attacks at café and synagogue

Denmark's capital was hit by two terror attacks, one targeting the city's main synagogue. The World Jewish Congress condemned the attacks and urged Danish authorities to ensure the protectio...

World Jewish Congress ranked among America's top charities

World Jewish Congress ranked among America's top charities

The WJC, American Section was given a four-star rating by Charity Navigator, America's largest charity evaluator, which appraises the financial health, accountability and transparency of mor...

UK: Highest-ever number of anti-Semitic incidents recorded in 2014

UK: Highest-ever number of anti-Semitic incidents recorded in 2014

Attacks against British Jews have reached a record high fuelled by an explosion of violence in the Middle East.

Alex Brummer about his emotional trip to Auschwitz

Alex Brummer about his emotional trip to Auschwitz

The vice-president of the Board of Deputies of British Jews traveled to Poland for the commemorations on the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau.

Christian leaders awarded prize for steadfast support of Israel

Christian leaders awarded prize for steadfast support of Israel

The Knesset Christian Allies Caucus and the World Jewish Congress-Israel honored two Christian leaders for their strong commitment to Israel.

'If possible, not Jewish': Outrage at job advert posted on French recruitment website

'If possible, not Jewish': Outrage at job advert posted on French recruitment website

A leading anti-racism group in France launched legal action on Monday after a job advert was posted on the internet that included the line “If possible, not Jewish” in a list of criteria...

Lauder at Auschwitz commemoration: 'Demonization of Jews has come back'

Lauder at Auschwitz commemoration: 'Demonization of Jews has come back'

In his speech, Ronald Lauder, president of the World Jewish Congress, gave a bleak assessment of the current situation of Jews in Europe.

A dozen people wounded by Palestinian in Tel Aviv bus stabbing attack

A dozen people wounded by Palestinian in Tel Aviv bus stabbing attack

A Palestinian man stabbed and wounded 12 people on and outside a bus in Tel Aviv and then fled through nearby streets before being shot and arrested by Israeli security forces.

Prosecutor who accused Argentine President Fernández of whitewashing Iranian involvement in AMIA bombing found dead

Prosecutor who accused Argentine President Fernández of whitewashing Iranian involvement in AMIA bombing found dead

Alberto Nisman, the Argentine prosecutor wholast week accused President Cristina Fernandez of trying to whitewash Argentina's worst ever bombing, was found dead in his apartment on Monday mo...

WJC President receives Germany's highest honour

WJC President receives Germany's highest honour

WJC President Ronald S. Lauder was decorated with Germany’s highest honor, the Commander’s Cross of the Order of Merit. In a ceremony held at the German Embassy in Washington D.C., Germa...

As millions rally against terror, Lauder confers with France's Hollande, Egypt's al-Sisi and Israel's Netanyahu

As millions rally against terror, Lauder confers with France's Hollande, Egypt's al-Sisi and Israel's Netanyahu

WJC President Ronald S. Lauder on Monday met with French President François Hollande in Paris to discuss the situation of French Jewry. Earlier, Lauder met in Cairo with Egypt's President a...

TERROR IN PARIS - Lauder: ‘Jewish life in France under threat if terror does not stop’

TERROR IN PARIS - Lauder: ‘Jewish life in France under threat if terror does not stop’

World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder on Friday urged French citizens “to come out in their millions” to stand up against terrorism and anti-Semitism.

TERROR IN PARIS: ‘West must unite against Islamist terror and defend freedom of expression’, says WJC

TERROR IN PARIS: ‘West must unite against Islamist terror and defend freedom of expression’, says WJC

Jewish leaders reacted with shock to the murder of at least 12 people in the Paris offices of the French magazine ‘Charlie Hebdo’ on Wednesday, which was reportedly carried out by Islami...

WJC News

Fri, 27 Feb 2015

US-Israeli relations in spotlight at Jerusalem forum

Israeli foreign policy experts gathered at an event hosted by the Israel Council on Foreign Relations in Jerusalem to exchange views on the current state of US-Israeli relations.

Wed, 25 Feb 2015

Kosovo leader addresses Israel Council on Foreign Relations

Enver Hoxhaj, chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Foreign Relations of the Kosovo and a former minister of the Balkan country, spoke about Kosovo's desire to achieve recogni...

Wed, 25 Feb 2015

China, World Jewish Congress to host commemoration on 70th anniversary of Shanghai Ghetto liberation

The People’s Republic of China and the World Jewish Congress will, for the first time, be hosting an event in Shanghai to commemorate the liberation of the Shanghai Ghetto in Se...