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Auschwitz survivors return for 70th anniversary of death camp's liberation

Auschwitz survivors return for 70th anniversary of death camp's liberation

A historic delegation of 100 survivors of the Nazi death camp Auschwitz will head to Poland in the coming days to participate in the bservance of the 70th anniversary of the camp’s liberat...

Boehner invitation to Netanyahu to address US Congress causes division with White House

Boehner invitation to Netanyahu to address US Congress causes division with White House

Israel's PM Netanyahu will address a joint session of the US Congress on 3 March, House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner announced on Thursday, though President Obama does not plan to...

A dozen people wounded by Palestinian in Tel Aviv bus stabbing attack

A dozen people wounded by Palestinian in Tel Aviv bus stabbing attack

A Palestinian man stabbed and wounded 12 people on and outside a bus in Tel Aviv and then fled through nearby streets before being shot and arrested by Israeli security forces.

Iranian, Hezbollah leaders in Syria 'plotted imminent attack against Israel'

Iranian, Hezbollah leaders in Syria 'plotted imminent attack against Israel'

Senior Iranian and Hezbollah figures killed in an airstrike in Syria last weekend were likely planning an attack on Israel, experts believe.

Prosecutor who accused Argentine President Fernández of whitewashing Iranian involvement in AMIA bombing found dead

Prosecutor who accused Argentine President Fernández of whitewashing Iranian involvement in AMIA bombing found dead

Alberto Nisman, the Argentine prosecutor wholast week accused President Cristina Fernandez of trying to whitewash Argentina's worst ever bombing, was found dead in his apartment on Monday mo...

At least 2 dead in counterterrorism raid in Belgium, Jewish schools closed due to heighten terror threat

At least 2 dead in counterterrorism raid in Belgium, Jewish schools closed due to heighten terror threat

Jewish schools in Brussels and Antwerp were closed Friday due to the heightened terror threat against sensitive targets, one day after the Belgian police conducted a wide anti-terror operati...

WJC President receives Germany's highest honour

WJC President receives Germany's highest honour

WJC President Ronald S. Lauder was decorated with Germany’s highest honor, the Commander’s Cross of the Order of Merit. In a ceremony held at the German Embassy in Washington D.C., Germa...

New York Jewish community remembers Paris victims of terror

New York Jewish community remembers Paris victims of terror

Nearly 1,000 people attended a memorial gathering at the Lincoln Square Synagogue to honor and mourn the seventeen victims of the terrorist attacks in Paris.

Dozens detained as France cracks down on hate speech and incitement

Dozens detained as France cracks down on hate speech and incitement

At least 54 people, including the anti-Semitic comedian Dieudonné M'bala M'bala, have been detained by police in France for "defending or glorifying terrorism" in the wake of last week's at...

US Congressman apologizes for Obama-Hitler analogy on Twitter

US Congressman apologizes for Obama-Hitler analogy on Twitter

WJC CEO Robert Singer: "Putting Mr. Obama on a level with the most evil mass murderer of all times crosses a red line."

Al-Qaeda claims responsibility for Charlie Hebdo attack

Al-Qaeda claims responsibility for Charlie Hebdo attack

The Yemenite branch of the terror network al-Qaeda on Wednesday claimed responsibility for last week's massacre and vowed further attacks.

Thousands attend funeral in Jerusalem for victims of Paris supermarket attack

Thousands attend funeral in Jerusalem for victims of Paris supermarket attack

Thousands attended the funeral in Jerusalem of the four victims of the attack on a kosher supermarket in Paris.The Order of the Legion of Honor, France’s highest civilian honor, bestowed o...

As millions rally against terror, Lauder confers with France's Hollande, Egypt's al-Sisi and Israel's Netanyahu

As millions rally against terror, Lauder confers with France's Hollande, Egypt's al-Sisi and Israel's Netanyahu

WJC President Ronald S. Lauder on Monday met with French President François Hollande in Paris to discuss the situation of French Jewry. Earlier, Lauder met in Cairo with Egypt's President a...

TERROR IN PARIS - Lauder: ‘Jewish life in France under threat if terror does not stop’

TERROR IN PARIS - Lauder: ‘Jewish life in France under threat if terror does not stop’

World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder on Friday urged French citizens “to come out in their millions” to stand up against terrorism and anti-Semitism.

TERROR IN PARIS: Four people found dead at kosher store after French police end hostage crises

TERROR IN PARIS: Four people found dead at kosher store after French police end hostage crises

The two presumed killers of 12 people at the Charlie Hebdo offices in Paris were killed in a police raid on Friday afternoon. In a separate incident at a Jewish store in Paris, four people a...

TERROR IN PARIS: ‘West must unite against Islamist terror and defend freedom of expression’, says WJC

TERROR IN PARIS: ‘West must unite against Islamist terror and defend freedom of expression’, says WJC

Jewish leaders reacted with shock to the murder of at least 12 people in the Paris offices of the French magazine ‘Charlie Hebdo’ on Wednesday, which was reportedly carried out by Islami...

How my father survived the 'Death Block' at Auschwitz - Menachem Z. Rosensaft

How my father survived the 'Death Block' at Auschwitz - Menachem Z. Rosensaft

I can now tell my grandchildren that their great-grandfather survived Block 11, which made it possible for their grandfather to be born, because a young German SS officer named Otto Klaus ha...

Hamas leader reportedly expelled by Qatar, said to relocate to Turkey

Hamas leader reportedly expelled by Qatar, said to relocate to Turkey

Exiled Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal is expected to leave his base in Doha and relocate to Turkey, Turkish media reported on Tuesday.

The number of French Jews making aliyah could top 7,000 this year

The number of French Jews making aliyah could top 7,000 this year

Aliyah from France to Israel this year will be more than double that from the United States, according to figures revealed by the Jewish Agency for Israel in Jerusalem.

WJC News

Fri, 23 Jan 2015

Auschwitz survivors return for 70th anniversary of death camp's liberation

A historic delegation of 100 survivors of the Nazi death camp Auschwitz will head to Poland in the coming days to participate in the bservance of the 70th anniversary of the camp...

Wed, 21 Jan 2015

Nominations sought for WJC Ralph Goldman Award

The development of young Jewish leaders is one of the priorities not only of the World Jewish Congress but also of our member communities – and we hope that all members will subm...

Wed, 14 Jan 2015

Dozens detained as France cracks down on hate speech and incitement

At least 54 people, including the anti-Semitic comedian Dieudonné M'bala M'bala, have been detained by police in France for "defending or glorifying terrorism" in the wake of last...