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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...

Abbas accusation that Israel committed 'genocide' in Gaza met with outrage

Abbas accusation that Israel committed 'genocide' in Gaza met with outrage

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has accused Israel of carrying out a "war of genocide" in Gaza.

Three quarters of Israelis satisfied with personal situation, poll finds

Three quarters of Israelis satisfied with personal situation, poll finds

Seventy-five percent of Israelis are satisfied with their personal situation in life going into the Jewish year 5775 and only 25 percent are unsatisfied, according to the monthly Peace Index...

Righteous Among the Nations Else Beitz dies

Righteous Among the Nations Else Beitz dies

Else Beitz, wife of the late German businessman Berthold Beitz with whom she saved many Jews from the Nazi death camps during World War II, has died aged 94.

Population in Israel continues to grow, average life expectancy now at 80

Population in Israel continues to grow, average life expectancy now at 80

Israel's population now stands at more than 8.2 million, the Central Bureau of Statistics said on Monday, releasing its new figures on the eve of Rosh Hashana.

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 ...

German FM Steinmeier: "There is no place for anti-Semitism in Germany!"

German FM Steinmeier: "There is no place for anti-Semitism in Germany!"

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier's address to the World Jewish Congress gathering in Berlin.

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

Jewish leader: far-right votes risk nations' name

Jewish leader: far-right votes risk nations' name

European voters risk giving their countries a bad name by electing far-right politicians, the president of the World Jewish Congress warned ahead of a major rally in Berlin.

Greece finally adopts law imposing tougher fines for hatemongers

Greece finally adopts law imposing tougher fines for hatemongers

The Greek parliament has ratcheted up its punishments for racism, anti-Semitism and hate speech, in a move prompted by the rise of a neo-Nazi party in the past two years

Jewish leader criticizes Brigitte Bardot for urging ban on kosher slaughter

Jewish leader criticizes Brigitte Bardot for urging ban on kosher slaughter

European Jewish Congress President Moshe Kantor expressed outrage over the publication of an open letter by the former French actress Brigitte Bardot in which she called for ban on religious...

Former Israeli government minister Dan Meridor named new head of Israel Council on Foreign Relations

Former Israeli government minister Dan Meridor named new head of Israel Council on Foreign Relations

Dan Meridor will succeed Avi Primor as the president of the Israeli foreign affairs think-tank, which operates under the auspices of the World Jewish Congress.

Holocaust survivors born after 1927 to get one-time payment

Holocaust survivors born after 1927 to get one-time payment

The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany has reached an agreement with the German government for additional financial assistance for 'child survivors' of the Shoah.

WJC News

Mon, 29 Sep 2014

World Jewish Congress leaders meet with Venezuelan president in New York

WJC President Ronald S. Lauder met with Venezuela's President Nicolás Maduro to discuss the situation of Venezuela's Jewish community and developments in the Middle East, among ot...

Thu, 18 Sep 2014

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.

Wed, 17 Sep 2014

World Jewish Congress, Pope Francis meet on eve of Jewish New Year

Pope Francis was set to receive a World Jewish Congress delegation at his residence in Rome on Wednesday evening in honor of Rosh Hashana