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Lauder urges Germany to ensure full transparency on Gurlitt trove before any art work is sent to Bern

Lauder urges Germany to ensure full transparency on Gurlitt trove before any art work is sent to Bern

The WJC president welcomed the announcement by the Kunstmuseum Bern to accept the Gurlitt bequest provided that all Nazi-looted art works are excluded and will be checked in Germany.

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Vienna: Negotiators fail to meet deadline for deal about Iranian nuclear program

Vienna: Negotiators fail to meet deadline for deal about Iranian nuclear program

Talks between Iran and six world powers over Tehran's nuclear program were postponed to next year after no agreement was before Monday's deadline.

Bern museum accepts Gurlitt bequest, but looted art works will remain in Germany

Bern museum accepts Gurlitt bequest, but looted art works will remain in Germany

The Kunstmuseum Bern on Monday agreed to accept artworks from the collection of Hildebrand Gurlitt, whose son Cornelius Gurlitt willed them to the museum in the Swiss capital shortly before ...

International Jewish lawyers' meeting discusses human rights agenda

International Jewish lawyers' meeting discusses human rights agenda

The International Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists has re-elected Irit Kohn as its president. World Jewish Congress CEO Robert Singer and Israel's Chief Justice Asher Grunis were am...

Bloodbath at Jerusalem synagogue: Five killed in terrorist attack against Jewish worshipers

Bloodbath at Jerusalem synagogue: Five killed in terrorist attack against Jewish worshipers

The World Jewish Congress expressed shock and outrage at Tuesday's terror attack in Jerusalem in which four rabbis and a policeman were killed and dozens of others wounded.

World Jewish Congress mourns passing of South African Jewish leader Mervyn Smith

World Jewish Congress mourns passing of South African Jewish leader Mervyn Smith

Mervyn Smith, a longtime leader of the South African Jewish community and member of the WJC Executive, has passed away at the age of 77. Smith was the founder of the African Jewish Congress,...

WJC honors Henry Kissinger with Theodor Herzl Award

WJC honors Henry Kissinger with Theodor Herzl Award

More than 500 guests attended the award dinner at New York’s Waldorf Astoria Hotel.

Iran's top leader spells out plan for the 'elimination of Israel'

Iran's top leader spells out plan for the 'elimination of Israel'

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the supreme leader of Iran, released a detailed plan Sunday on how to wipe Israel off the map of the Middle East.

WJC News

Sun, 23 Nov 2014

International Jewish lawyers' meeting discusses human rights agenda

The International Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists has re-elected Irit Kohn as its president. World Jewish Congress CEO Robert Singer and Israel's Chief Justice Asher Grun...

Mon, 17 Nov 2014

World Jewish Congress mourns passing of South African Jewish leader Mervyn Smith

Mervyn Smith, a longtime leader of the South African Jewish community and member of the WJC Executive, has passed away at the age of 77. Smith was the founder of the African Jewish...

Wed, 12 Nov 2014

WJC honors Henry Kissinger with Theodor Herzl Award

More than 500 guests attended the award dinner at New York’s Waldorf Astoria Hotel.