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In Muslim Indonesia, tiny Jewish community keeps its head down - Times of Israel

Worshiping in secret and facing growing faith-based intolerance, Jewish minority insists it is integral part of country.

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First-ever photos of Yemen's Jews stunned the Jewish World - Haaretz

When adventurer and photographer Hermann Burchardt arrived Sana'a in 1901, he became the first person to chronicle this unique community’s way of life.

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NYC Council candidate's platform: Stop 'greedy Jewish landlords' - Jerusalem Post

On his official campaign website, the politician takes these accusations of greed even further, saying that "Jewish landlords" are "at the forefront of ethnic cleansing/pushing Black/Hispanic tenants out of their apartments."

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US envoy on Holocaust issues urges Eastern European nations to return stolen Jewish property - JTA

Thomas Yazdgerdi made the appeal at a high-level conference Wednesday in Brussels on restitution, where special attention was devoted to the 2009 Terezin Declaration.

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Trump takes forceful tone at Holocaust remembrance: ‘Never Again’ - New York Times

On Sunday night, in a video shown to the plenary session of a World Jewish Congress event in New York City, Mr. Trump gave his most extensive remarks so far about the atrocities of the Holocaust as evidence of his “passion” on the topic, what he called “the darkest chapter of human history.”

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U.K. student union ousts president and Israel critic Malia Bouattia - Haaretz

The Jewish Student Union says that the newly elected president, Shakira Martin, 'is genuinely committed to ensuring that the student movement stands up for all its members'

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ICRC official: Israel is not an apartheid state - YNet

Jacques De Maio, the head of the Red Cross delegation to Israel and the Palestinian Authority, says: There isn't a regime here that is based on the superiority of one race over another; there is no disenfranchisement of basic human rights based on so-called racial inferiority.'

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Former MP David Ward sacked over ‘views on anti-Semitism’ - Metro

The decision to sack Ward came just hours after Prime Minister Theresa May unleashed a broadside at the Liberal Democrats in the House of Commons for putting forward a candidate ‘with questionable views on anti-Semitism’.

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Why Chernobyl's Jewish history still matters - 31 years after the accident - The Forward

Thirty-one years after the accident, there’s nowhere to return, but Chernobyl’s history and legacy flourish for the families who were displaced.

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Lauder calls German far-right party AfD 'a disgrace'

In an interview with the newspaper 'Die Welt', World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder criticized the far-right, populist German party Alternative für Deutschland (AfD), which he called "a disgrace for Germany."

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WJC and Israel’s Mission to UN to co-host annual 'Ambassadors Against BDS' summit at UN headquarters in New York

US Ambassador Nikki Haley to headline anti-BDS conference, held in UN General Assembly Hall; more than 2,000 students, dignitaries, public officials, diplomats and opinion makers, expected to attend.

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Under pressure, Amazon stops selling three Holocaust-denial books - Jewish Chronicle

The online retailer Amazon.com has stopped selling three Holocaust-denial books after the World Jewish Congress and Yad Vashem voiced growing frustration that Amazon was giving a platform to anti-Semites.

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WJC President Ronald S. Lauder thanks US Senators for letter supporting Jewish communities amid escalating anti-Semitism

“It is beyond reassuring to know that members of the US Senate are taking these threats seriously and are committed to protecting our communities,” Lauder said.

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Jewish community in Kyrgyzstan honors citizens who welcomed Jewish refugees during Holocaust

An estimated 20,000 Ashkenazi Jews found refuge in Kyrgyzstan during the Holocaust, according to the Jewish Virtual Library. These refugees were able to settle into their temporary homes with relative ease and in most cases lived in peace and harmony with their neighbors.

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Sticking up for Israel in the United Nations | Op-ed by Robert R. Singer - US News & World Report

WJC CEO Robert R. Singer writes that new Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is a breath of fresh air at the United Nations, but it’s going to take courage to bring real change.

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WJC President Lauder condemns desecration of Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia: ‘We must never be complacent in the face of anti-Semitism’

World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder has condemned the desecration of a Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia as a “despicable and cowardly act of hatred” and urged citizens and local authorities across the United States to be vigilant against all signs of anti-Semitism.

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Lauder: 'American Jews are worried, it’s time to address the issue of anti-Semitism'

Ronald S. Lauder, the president of the World Jewish Congress, is calling on US authorities to analyze the recent spate of anti-Semitic attacks in America and take appropriate action to combat it.

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WJC President Ronald Lauder welcomes ‘firm and appropriate’ US response to renewed Iran aggression

“It is imperative that the entire international community recognize that we are dealing with an erratic and dangerous regime with enormously destructive nuclear capabilities at its fingertips," says Lauder.

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Argentine leader congratulates Ronald S. Lauder on reelection as World Jewish Congress president

Latin American Jewish Congress elects Adrian Werthein as new president.

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World Jewish Congress calls for clampdown on cyberhate

The World Jewish Congress Plenary Assembly in New York elected new members of WJC Executive and admitted Albania and Bahrain as new member communities.

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'A new day for Israel at the United Nations', Haley tells WJC plenary

US Ambassador Nikki Haley spoke before the World Jewish Congress’ Plenary Assembly in New York on Tuesday, saying: “I can safely say that it’s a new day for Israel at the United Nations."

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Lauder re-elected as World Jewish Congress president

Ronald S. Lauder was reelected for a third term as World Jewish Congress president on Monday, at the WJC’s 15th Plenary Assembly in New York.

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UNESCO chief strongly defends Jewish historical link to Jerusalem at WJC assembly in New York

Irina Bokova also launches new policy for Holocaust education in her address to some 600 Jewish delegates and guests from more than 90 countries gathered for the World Jewish Congress Plenary Assembly in New York.

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‘We must stamp out prejudice and anti-Semitism everywhere it is found,’ Trump tells World Jewish Congress, emphasizing horror of Nazi genocide of Jews during Holocaust

WJC Plenary Assembly opens in New York, with Holocaust remembrance by US President Donald Trump and address by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres.

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UN Secretary General Guterres to address World Jewish Congress Plenary Assembly in New York

Amid mounting concerns about the bias against Israel at the United Nations, António Guterres will speak to the more than 600 representatives of Jewish communities in over 90 countries who are gathering in New York next week for the Plenary Assembly of the World Jewish Congress.

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WJC President Lauder condemns deadly terror against Coptic worshipers

Two ISIS-linked suicide bombers attacked Coptic churches in Egypt on Sunday, killing at least 40 worshipers and police officers. Ronald S. Lauder said the terror was an attack on freedom of religion.

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Lauder meets with UN Secretary General Guterres, rejects Palestinian distortion of history

United Nations Secretary General António Guterres met with World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder this week and reiterated an earlier comment that there is an absolute tie between the Jewish people and the land of Israel.