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102 years ago, an act of anti-Semitic violence that changed America: The lynching of Leo Frank - The New York Daily News

Leo Frank still has not received justice. Let our remembrance and our vigilance be a step in that direction. The parallels and lessons from a century ago resonate today.

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Queens Museum reinstates Israeli UN event following outcry over cancellation - Jerusalem Post

The museum was widely criticized following a report on the cancellation by 'The Jerusalem Post' on Wednesday.

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A century ago, Jewish Salonica burned. It was rebuilt, only to be destroyed anew - JTA

Remarkably, after the fire, Salonica’s Jews persevered and rebuilt their institutions — despite resistance from the Greek government — to such an extent that the Nazis encountered a robust Jewish communal presence upon their occupation of the city

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At Muslim-Jewish Conference in Sarajevo, WJC-Jewish Diplomats find world of trust and respect

IN PICTURES | Sarajevo Jewish community President Jakob Finci: "This is a city where Jews have lived for 450 years, and Muslims even longer. The entire period is notable for the peace and unity among the religions, helping each other while nurturing own religion and respecting others."

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Piotr M.A. Cywiński | In the face of hatred, we cannot be indifferent

The choice is simple: either we collectively put forward a clear and absolute stop to hate speech and acts of hate. Or we will walk down the path of indifference. The latter option, however, only leads to acquiescence to evil. It will only bring us closer to human suffering and death.

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Archaeologists uncover the heart of Nazi-razed Vilnius synagogue - Times of Israel

Discovery of ritual baths adds another dimension to reconstruct daily life of slaughtered community known as the ‘Jerusalem of Lithuania’.

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Palestinian Authority wants two-state commitment from Trump administration by end of August - JTA

“We need them to tell us where the hell they are going,” Husam Zomlot, the Palestine Liberation Organization envoy to Washington, said Thursday at a meeting in his office with reporters. “It’s about time we hear it.”

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New York mayor aims to remove Nazi collaborator plaque - Jerusalem Post

Jewish leaders had called on City Hall to remove it. Among the protesters were Betty Ehrenberg, executive director of the World Jewish Congress’s North America branch, and New York State Assemblyman Dov Hikind, who wrote a letter and met with De Blasio to discuss it.

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More than a dozen killed in car-ramming attack on crowded Barcelona boulevard

Israel’s Channel 10 reported that Meir Bar Chen, the city’s Chief Rabbi, said that while Jewish institutions had been closed down as a precaution, the attack did not appear to be aimed at Jews. The Israeli Foreign Ministry has stated that it does not know of any Israeli casualties.

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Ronald S. Lauder: Racist rhetoric and violence have no place in our society

“I hope that groups of all faiths and backgrounds can work together to foster an environment of tolerance to ensure the events of this weekend are never repeated," said Lauder.

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WJC President Ronald S. Lauder condemns violent neo-Nazi protest in Charlottesville

“It is utterly distressing and repugnant that such hatred and bigotry still run rampant in parts of this country. There is no place in our democratic society for such violence and intolerance. We must be vigilant and united in our opposition to such abhorrence."

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Lauder 'disturbed' by Senator's backtrack on anti-BDS bill, urges her to resume co-sponsorship

“Israel has no greater friend in the world than the United States, and I call upon Senator Gillibrand, and all of her colleagues in Congress, to back the Israel Anti-Boycott Act in a demonstration of unwavering US support for combating anti-Semitism across the world.”

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World Jewish Congress welcomes EU court’s decision to keep Hamas on terror list

"It is imperative that the European Union do everything in its legal power to crack down on any signs on its soil of collaboration with this terrorist group," says WJC President Ronald S. Lauder.

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WJC President Ronald S. Lauder wishes Senator John McCain a speedy recovery

Lauder calls Senator McCain a true hero who has championed the rights of all people throughout his life and shown unbending support and respect for the Jewish community.

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WJC President Lauder applauds French President Macron for denouncing anti-Zionism as new form of anti-Semitism

Jews around the world are suffering the effects of anti-Israel hate speech, Ronald S. Lauder says.

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World Jewish Congress condemns UNESCO decision to deem Old City of Hebron site in danger

The draft resolution deeming the Old City of Hebron, including the Tomb of the Patriarchs within its parameters, as a ‘site in danger’ passed in a secret ballot with 12 in favor, six abstentions and three opposed.

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WJC President Lauder condemns London attack: 'We must stand together against terrorism & hate'

'We must stand together to defend the critical values of tolerance and freedom that make our society strong, and do everything in our power to fight this scourge of terrorism,' Ronald S. Lauder said; BoD President Jonathan Arkush: Hatred of people because of their religion has no place in our society.

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WJC President Lauder praises Senate adoption of new Iran sanctions

Lauder says bipartisan legislation 'sends a strong message to Iran and its allies that their nefarious activities will not be tolerated', adding: 'We must continue to work together to stop Iran’s reign of terror'.

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Israeli opposition leader MK Herzog: Organized Jewish efforts essential to combating BDS

The World Jewish Congress hosted Israeli opposition leader MK Isaac “Bougie” Herzog at its headquarters in New York on Thursday to celebrate the launch of “The Anti-Israel Agenda - Inside the political war on the Jewish state,” an anthology produced by Australian Jewish leader and member of the WJC-Jewish Diplomatic Corps Alex Ryvchin.

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OAS Sec. Gen. Luis Almagro: Israel stands out in this region as full-fledged democracy

'Fighting terrorism means fighting impunity,' OAS chief tells forum of Israel Council on Foreign Relations, which operates under the auspices of the World Jewish Congress, in Jerusalem.

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Russian Jewish Congress marks 75 years since largest Holocaust massacre in Russia

Russian Jewish Congress President Yuri Kanner, a WJC vice president, calls Zmievskaya Balka the 'Russian Babi Yar,' and says: “We called our procession the March of the Living because we are alive, we remember, and should never forget what has happened.”

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WJC mourns passing of long-time WIZO President Raya Jaglom

The World Jewish Congress on Wednesday mourned the passing of Raya Jaglom, Honorary Life President of World WIZO (Women’s International Zionist Organization), and a long-serving member of the WJC’s Executive Committee.

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WJC welcomes Senate panel’s adoption of bill conditioning US aid to PA on ending terror pay

“This is a crucial piece of legislation which could set a precedent for the entire world in insisting that humanitarian aid must be used for humanitarian purposes, and not to encourage terrorism."

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After WJC exposes Arabic anti-Semitic content, YouTube removes flagged material

The World Jewish Congress will continue its research to provide qualitative data about Arabic-language anti-Semitism on social media platforms; when completed, the comprehensive research will be released to the public.

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WJC condemns Halamish terror attack, demands PA take immediate measures to curb incitement

“We demand that the Palestinian Authority take immediate measures to crack down on the incitement that led to this attack and make every effort to prevent such an atrocity from happening again.”

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WJC President Lauder condemns demonstrations held outside Turkey synagogue, urges authorities to take necessary precautions

Islamist protesters were rallying outside the Neve Shalom synagogue against the new security measures put in place at the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem.

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WJC US supports bi-partisan bill to increase sanctions on Hezbollah

"This bi-partisan bill will demonstrate America’s resolve to not sit idly by while Hezbollah attacks US allies, increases its heinous and violent crimes and continues to wreak havoc in the region," says Rabbi Joel Meyers, Chair, WJC US.