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Missouri mayor acquainted with Kanas City shooting suspect resigns over anti-Semitic remarks

Missouri mayor acquainted with Kanas City shooting suspect resigns over anti-Semitic remarks

Dan Clevenger resigned as the mayor of Marionville when past anti-Semitic remarks caused an uproar in the wake of last week's deadly shootings outside two Jewish centers near Kansas City.

World Jewish Congress concerned about anti-Semitic agitation in Ukraine, urges restraint

World Jewish Congress concerned about anti-Semitic agitation in Ukraine, urges restraint

The head of the World Jewish Congress expressed concern about the situation in Ukraine and urged all sides in the conflict there to refrain from using anti-Semitic propaganda to further thei...

Zambian Jews support one of Zambia's medical schools with a generous donation

Zambian Jews support one of Zambia's medical schools with a generous donation

The Copperbelt University School of Medicine in Zambia has received a 1 million USD donation from the Council of Zambian Jewry, an affiliate of the African Jewish Congress and the World Jewi...

World Jewish Congress expresses shock and outrage at deadly shootings in Kansas City

World Jewish Congress expresses shock and outrage at deadly shootings in Kansas City

The World Jewish Congress-United States (WJC-US) expressed shock and outrage at the heinous attack on the two Jewish community centers in Kansas City that took place on Sunday.

Protesters in Hungary block work on second world war monument

Protesters in Hungary block work on second world war monument

Several hundred protesters blocked work from continuing on a controversial monument in Budapest that Jewish critics say glosses over Hungary's active role in the Holocaust.

After Greek official's resignation, WJC head urges Europe to isolate extremist parties

After Greek official's resignation, WJC head urges Europe to isolate extremist parties

After a senior Greek official was caught discussing an investigation of the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn Party with an official of the same party, WJC President Lauder has urged Europe to establish ...

Gurlitt signs deal with German state, pledges to return all Nazi-looted art

Gurlitt signs deal with German state, pledges to return all Nazi-looted art

Cornelius Gurlitt agreed to an independent investigation into the provenance of all his pictures and promised to return any Nazi-looted art works to their rightful owners.

One in five Hungarians backs anti-Semitic party

One in five Hungarians backs anti-Semitic party

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán's Fidesz party narrowly defended its two-thirds majority in parliamentary elections, but the extremist Jobbik party made significant gains.

Australian Jews opposed to plans for watered-down hate-speech law

Australian Jews opposed to plans for watered-down hate-speech law

Australia's Jewish community has rejected plans by Prime Minister Tony Abbott's government to loosen laws punishing hate speech and racial discrimination.

Paris: WJC Executive backs restrictions on anti-Semitic hate speech, discusses situation of Ukrainian Jews

Paris: WJC Executive backs restrictions on anti-Semitic hate speech, discusses situation of Ukrainian Jews

The Executive Committee of the World Jewish Congress met in Paris to discuss current issues of concern to world Jewry.

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Tue, 08 Apr 2014

In London speech, WJC President Ronald Lauder outlines strategy to fight Israel boycott movement

In a keynote speech in London, World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder on Monday called on Jewish community and organizational leaders to step up the battle against the an...

Fri, 04 Apr 2014

Australian Jews opposed to plans for watered-down hate-speech law

Australia's Jewish community has rejected plans by Prime Minister Tony Abbott's government to loosen laws punishing hate speech and racial discrimination.

Tue, 01 Apr 2014

Paris: WJC Executive backs restrictions on anti-Semitic hate speech, discusses situation of Ukrainian Jews

The Executive Committee of the World Jewish Congress met in Paris to discuss current issues of concern to world Jewry.