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World Jewish Congress delegation received by Pope Francis on Rosh Hashana eve

World Jewish Congress delegation received by Pope Francis on Rosh Hashana eve

The Catholic pontiff received a delegation of 40 Jewish leaders at his residence in the Vatican and raised the persecution of Christians in the Middle East.

USC Shoah Foundation, World Jewish Congress to support official event on 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz

USC Shoah Foundation, World Jewish Congress to support official event on 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz

One hundred survivors from nations around the worldare to participate in the observance on 27 January 2015.

World Jewish Congress meeting in Berlin concludes with moving tribute to Holocaust victims

World Jewish Congress meeting in Berlin concludes with moving tribute to Holocaust victims

Jewish leaders met in Germany and urged a continued ban on Hitler’s book ‘Mein Kampf’ and called on Europe to step up the fight against anti-Semitism

Axel Springer’s legacy continues

Axel Springer’s legacy continues

WJC’s Theodor Herzl Award posthumously bestowed on the late publisher Axel Springer in tribute to his lifetime efforts for reconciliation between Germans and Jews, and between Germany and ...

German FM Steinmeier: "There is no place for anti-Semitism in Germany!"

German FM Steinmeier: "There is no place for anti-Semitism in Germany!"

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier's address to the World Jewish Congress gathering in Berlin.

Ronald Lauder: "All of us, Jews and non-Jews, stand together as one people."

Ronald Lauder: "All of us, Jews and non-Jews, stand together as one people."

The Berlin rally against anti-Semitism address by Ronald S. Lauder, President of the World Jewish Congress

Jewish leader: far-right votes risk nations' name

Jewish leader: far-right votes risk nations' name

European voters risk giving their countries a bad name by electing far-right politicians, the president of the World Jewish Congress warned ahead of a major rally in Berlin.

Greece finally adopts law imposing tougher fines for hatemongers

Greece finally adopts law imposing tougher fines for hatemongers

The Greek parliament has ratcheted up its punishments for racism, anti-Semitism and hate speech, in a move prompted by the rise of a neo-Nazi party in the past two years

Jewish leader criticizes Brigitte Bardot for urging ban on kosher slaughter

Jewish leader criticizes Brigitte Bardot for urging ban on kosher slaughter

European Jewish Congress President Moshe Kantor expressed outrage over the publication of an open letter by the former French actress Brigitte Bardot in which she called for ban on religious...

Senior German politician urges stop of arms sales to Israel

Senior German politician urges stop of arms sales to Israel

Ralf Stegner, the deputy leader of the governing Social Democratic Party, is questioning German arms deliveries to Israel in the wake of the Gaza conflict.

Former Israeli government minister Dan Meridor named new head of Israel Council on Foreign Relations

Former Israeli government minister Dan Meridor named new head of Israel Council on Foreign Relations

Dan Meridor will succeed Avi Primor as the president of the Israeli foreign affairs think-tank, which operates under the auspices of the World Jewish Congress.

Holocaust survivors born after 1927 to get one-time payment

Holocaust survivors born after 1927 to get one-time payment

The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany has reached an agreement with the German government for additional financial assistance for 'child survivors' of the Shoah.

British Jews lament surge in anti-Semitic incidents, urge government action

British Jews lament surge in anti-Semitic incidents, urge government action

The newly-formed Campaign Against Anti-Semitism (CAAS) in Britain has said Jews were facing "levels of anti-Semitism not seen in this country for almost a century".

Britain's Jewish and Muslim leaders urge followers to 'export peace'

Britain's Jewish and Muslim leaders urge followers to 'export peace'

Muslim and Jewish leaders in the UK have called for followers of both faiths to "export peace" to Gaza and stamp out racism.

Agreement reached on permanent cease-fire in Gaza

Agreement reached on permanent cease-fire in Gaza

The cease-fire between Israel and the Palestinians aimed at ending the seven-week conflict in Gaza went into effect Tuesday and appeared to be holding.

After protests, Zara pulls 'sheriff' shirt reminiscent of the Holocaust

After protests, Zara pulls 'sheriff' shirt reminiscent of the Holocaust

The Spanish clothing retailer Zara has stopped the sale of it's 'sheriff' children's T-shirt which bore resemblance to the clothes Jewish concentration camp inmates were forced to wear in Na...

Ronald S. Lauder: Who will stand up for the Christians?

Ronald S. Lauder: Who will stand up for the Christians?

People are getting killed because of their beliefs. Jews have a duty to speak up, says WJC President Ronald S. Lauder in an op-ed published by the 'New York Times'.

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Thu, 18 Sep 2014

World Jewish Congress delegation received by Pope Francis on Rosh Hashana eve

The Catholic pontiff received a delegation of 40 Jewish leaders at his residence in the Vatican and raised the persecution of Christians in the Middle East.

Wed, 17 Sep 2014

World Jewish Congress, Pope Francis meet on eve of Jewish New Year

Pope Francis was set to receive a World Jewish Congress delegation at his residence in Rome on Wednesday evening in honor of Rosh Hashana

Wed, 17 Sep 2014

USC Shoah Foundation, World Jewish Congress to support official event on 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz

One hundred survivors from nations around the worldare to participate in the observance on 27 January 2015.