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Victims may take Germany to court over Nazi war crimes, Italian top court rules

Victims may take Germany to court over Nazi war crimes, Italian top court rules

Italy's Constitutional Court has ruled that private individuals can sue Germany in Italian courts for the Nazis' war crimes and crimes against humanity.

Hamas, Islamic Jihad welcome deadly terror attack in Jerusalem

Hamas, Islamic Jihad welcome deadly terror attack in Jerusalem

The Gaza-based terror groups hailed the terrorist act in Jerusalem on Wednesday in which a baby girl died as “an act of heroism.”

Denmark mulls religious circumcision ban

Denmark mulls religious circumcision ban

A poll showing a 74 percent support for banning male circumcision comes as Denmark's Parliament discusses this issue again.

WJC supports change in US legislation to prevent Nazi war criminals from receiving benefits

WJC supports change in US legislation to prevent Nazi war criminals from receiving benefits

The WJC announced its support for a change in US law to prevent presumed Nazi war criminals who were granted US citizenship by making false statements to immigration authorities from keeping...

World Jewish Congress mourns passing of Zionist leader Kalman Sultanik z’’l

World Jewish Congress mourns passing of Zionist leader Kalman Sultanik z’’l

The Polish-born Holocaust survivor was a leader of the Zionist movement and a long-time vice-president of the World Jewish Congress.

Menachem Z. Rosensaft: A neo-Nazi beauty pageant - nefarious glorification of anti-Semitism at its worst

Menachem Z. Rosensaft: A neo-Nazi beauty pageant - nefarious glorification of anti-Semitism at its worst

One of the most insidious, and perhaps ultimately one of the most dangerous, manifestations of neo-Nazi resurgence may well be its steady subversive infiltration of contemporary popular and ...

Met presses ahead with staging of controversial Klinghoffer opera

Met presses ahead with staging of controversial Klinghoffer opera

The general manager of New York’s Metropolitan Opera insisted that the controversial work ‘The Death of Klinghoffer’ wouldbe presented as scheduled, despite claims that it is anti-Semi...

Iran trade forum in London causes irritation

Iran trade forum in London causes irritation

Several British organizations have urged business people to withdraw from the first ever conference in London to encourage trade with Iran.

Lauder: Time to speak out against slaughter of Christians in Middle East

Lauder: Time to speak out against slaughter of Christians in Middle East

In a speech to 4,000 Christian Israel supporters gathered in Jerusalem for the Feast of Tabernacles, the WJC president said: " This isn’t war. This is genocide."

Belgium's new interior minister belittles Flemish Nazi collaboration

Belgium's new interior minister belittles Flemish Nazi collaboration

Jan Jambon of the separatist New Flemish Alliance (NVA) people who collaborated with Nazi Germany during World War II "had their reasons" for doing so.

Germany establishes new center in search for Nazi-looted art

Germany establishes new center in search for Nazi-looted art

The German government has taken steps to intensify provenance research to clarify whether or not works of art were looted by the Nazis from their rightful Jewish owners.

Jerusalem: Jewish, Evangelical leaders to unite against persecution of Christians in Middle East

Jerusalem: Jewish, Evangelical leaders to unite against persecution of Christians in Middle East

Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin and World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder will address a large gathering of Evangelical Christians in Jerusalem next week.

Israel protests Swedish move to recognize Palestine

Israel protests Swedish move to recognize Palestine

Israel has reacted angrily at the announcement by the new Swedish government to recognize a Palestinian state.

WJC News

Mon, 20 Oct 2014

Menachem Z. Rosensaft: A neo-Nazi beauty pageant - nefarious glorification of anti-Semitism at its worst

One of the most insidious, and perhaps ultimately one of the most dangerous, manifestations of neo-Nazi resurgence may well be its steady subversive infiltration of contemporary po...

Mon, 13 Oct 2014

Lauder: Time to speak out against slaughter of Christians in Middle East

In a speech to 4,000 Christian Israel supporters gathered in Jerusalem for the Feast of Tabernacles, the WJC president said: " This isn’t war. This is genocide."

Mon, 13 Oct 2014

Germany establishes new center in search for Nazi-looted art

The German government has taken steps to intensify provenance research to clarify whether or not works of art were looted by the Nazis from their rightful Jewish owners.