World Jewish Congress was at the forefront of advocacy for the Taylor Force Act, which would freeze US aid to the Palestinian Authority that uses American tax dollars to reward terrorists and their families
The heroism of this “Paper Brigade” has recently received new attention, thanks largely to two developments: the discovery of another trove of materials that the squad managed to squirrel away, and the publication of historian David E. Fishman’s 'The Book Smugglers: Partisans, Poets, and the Race to Save Jewish Treasures from the Nazis'.
Powell: ‘America’s support of the democratic state of Israel has never wavered and it never will’; George Stevens, Jr. accepts Teddy Kollek Award on behalf of his father, film director George Stevens, says: ‘I know that were my father here today, he would consider himself a voice in the chorus of the WJC.’
Lauder says that while he “strongly welcomed” the principle and importance of such legislation, the actual text proposed by the Polish Ministry of Justice was insufficient and “excluded the vast majority” of survivors and their families.
WJC President Lauder: "Decisions that rewrite history and call into question deep rooted Jewish ties to our holy sites in Jerusalem and elsewhere have no place at UNESCO, and it is our hope that the organization will carry out much-needed reforms."
New York-based Ronald S. Lauder is one of the most prominent leaders of world Jewry. International philanthropist, investor, art collector and former US ambassador to Austria, Lauder has served since 2007 as president of the World Jewish Congress.
The US House Foreign Affairs Committee on Wednesday will consider a bill that would freeze U.S. aid to the Palestinian Authority (PA) until it stops using American tax dollars to reward Palestinian terrorists for murder of or attacks on Israelis and Americans.
College and university students in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Delaware are invited to pitch their ideas for a campus event, strategy, or initiative that explores a new and groundbreaking approach to Israel advocacy and fighting anti-Semitism.
WJC's Theodor Herzl Award recognizes outstanding individuals who work to promote Herzl’s ideals for a safer, more tolerant world for the Jewish people; legendary film director George Stevens to be honored with Teddy Kollek Award for the Advancement of Jewish Culture.
"We are better equipped to face these challenges than any other Jewish international body, and we will continue to work together to preserve our Jewish culture and traditions. We are one global Jewish community, and together, WJC is at its strongest.”
The unprecedented LGBTQ n' Z: A Conversation About Pride, Zionism, and Inclusivity, was conceived of together with the pro-Israel LGBTQ group A Wider Bridge following a contentious summer of Pride events across the United States, where pro-Israel LGBTQ activists were shunned, physically and verbally accosted, and excluded.