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WUJS volunteers help Israeli kids avoid rockets

WUJS volunteers help Israeli kids avoid rockets

WUJS established a partnership with the Women’s International Zionist Organization (WIZO) to provide extra volunteers for WIZO day-care centres. These volunteers have a special responsibil...

WJC to UN Human Rights Council: Will you uphold the UN Charter or become terrorists’ tool?

WJC to UN Human Rights Council: Will you uphold the UN Charter or become terrorists’ tool?

Statement at Geneva throws UN’s Gaza dilemma into sharp relief.

Stop vicious incitement and attacks against Jews, World Jewish Congress urges governments

Stop vicious incitement and attacks against Jews, World Jewish Congress urges governments

WJC President Ronald Lauder called it an outrage that Jews in a number of European countries had become the target of anti-Israel protests and urged government leaders to urgently clamp down...

Video message: Pope Francis urges justice for victims of AMIA bombing

Video message: Pope Francis urges justice for victims of AMIA bombing

The Catholic pontiff expressed his solidarity with Argentina's Jews and made an impassioned call for justice for the victims of the terrorist attack on 18 July 1994.

Israel launches ground offensive in Gaza Strip

Israel launches ground offensive in Gaza Strip

Israel on Thursday launched a ground incursion into the Gaza Strip to destroy tunnels it says are used for terrorist activities by Hamas fighters.

Shimon Peres, 78-strong World Jewish Congress delegation pay joint solidarity visit to Israel’s battered south

Shimon Peres, 78-strong World Jewish Congress delegation pay joint solidarity visit to Israel’s battered south

Ronald Lauder: "World Jewry stands side-by-side with Israel during this dangerous period."

Israel accepts Egyptian cease-fire proposal, Hamas rejects it outright

Israel accepts Egyptian cease-fire proposal, Hamas rejects it outright

Israel on Tuesday accepted an Egyptian proposal for a cease-fire and ordered its military to halt operations against targets in Gaza, but Hamas rejected the proposal and continued firing roc...

WJC alarmed at spike in attacks against Jews in wake of Gaza war

WJC alarmed at spike in attacks against Jews in wake of Gaza war

The World Jewish Congress expressed its grave concern about the wave of anti-Semitic attacks against Jews and Jewish institutions worldwide in the wake of the conflict in Gaza.

WJC: United Nations leaves Israel alone in the face of an existential threat

WJC: United Nations leaves Israel alone in the face of an existential threat

The World Jewish Congress criticized the UN Security Council and senior UN officials for failing to recognize Israel’s right to self-defense under the UN Charter.

French plan to combat radicalization and terrorism praised by World Jewish Congress

French plan to combat radicalization and terrorism praised by World Jewish Congress

The WJC applauded a French plan to combat radicalization and terrorism and urged the adoption of a law banning travel to Syria and blocking access to jihadist websites.

Ronald Lauder urges Spanish museum to return looted painting to Jewish owners

Ronald Lauder urges Spanish museum to return looted painting to Jewish owners

Madrid’s world-famous Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum should return the Impressionist masterpiece ‘Rue Saint-Honoré’ to the heirs of the Jewish family from whom it was stolen by the Nazis s...

South African Jews call ANC official's outburst against Israel 'disgraceful'

South African Jews call ANC official's outburst against Israel 'disgraceful'

"The State of Israel has turned the occupied territories of Palestine into permanent death camps," the South African ruling party's Deputy Secretary General Jessie Duarte said.

World Jewish Congress asks diplomats to put themselves in Israel’s shoes - Jerusalem Post

World Jewish Congress asks diplomats to put themselves in Israel’s shoes - Jerusalem Post

WJC President Ronald Lauder and CEO Robert Singer write letter to the national ambassadors to the United Nations.

WJC expresses solidarity with Israel as it responds to rockets from Gaza

WJC expresses solidarity with Israel as it responds to rockets from Gaza

The World Jewish Congress voiced full support for Israel as it widened 'Operation Protective Edge' in response to hundreds of rockets fired at Israel by the Hamas regime in Gaza, including a...

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Fri, 18 Jul 2014

Video message: Pope Francis urges justice for victims of AMIA bombing

The Catholic pontiff expressed his solidarity with Argentina's Jews and made an impassioned call for justice for the victims of the terrorist attack on 18 July 1994.

Fri, 18 Jul 2014

Robert Singer: Hold Iran to account on AMIA bombing - JTA

On 18 July 1994, a hellish scene unfolded in Buenos Aires as a car bomb set by Iranian agents destroyed the AMIA/DAIA Jewish center. Twenty years later, there is still no justice i...

Thu, 17 Jul 2014

Shimon Peres, 78-strong World Jewish Congress delegation pay joint solidarity visit to Israel’s battered south

Ronald Lauder: "World Jewry stands side-by-side with Israel during this dangerous period."