Sami Steigmann has been many things. He has been a victim of the Holocaust. When he was liberated, he became a survivor. Few people on this earth have gone through the atrocities he faced when he was just a child.
Central Council for Jews in Germany President Josef Schuster says "It is high time that the money tap is turned off for unconstitutional parties like the NPD.” It is “intolerable” for parties to use tax money to spread “Nazi propaganda,” Schuster said.
“The horrors that Admiral Horthy inflicted on the Jewish community of Hungary by stripping them of their rights and their humanity, and his role in the deportation and murder of hundreds of thousands of Jews, can never be excused," WJC said in a statement.
Dr. Allam Abu Hamda of Shifa Hospital called the deaths -which are the result of an ongoing feud between the Ramallah-based PA and the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip- “a crime according to all the parameters” and said that “the international community and human rights organizations must intervene immediately to stop this behavior.”
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'.
WJC President Ronald S. Lauder welcomed a resolution adopted by the European Parliament which urges all EU member states to combat anti-Semitism. "If Jews are forced to leave, it would be a disaster for Europe," said Lauder.
“CUNY must not provide a stage for a person who perpetuates anti-Semitism and discrimination, or who advocates for violence of any kind, be it directly or indirectly. We urge CUNY to rescind its invitation to Linda Sarsour and find a commencement speaker worthy of speaking to its graduates,” Lauder said.
“Comerica has demonstrated that it is committed to helping the State of Texas enforce its strict anti-BDS laws, and that it will have zero tolerance for any person or organization that seeks to undermine democracy or promote terror," says WJC President Ronald S. Lauder.
Speaking at a side event of UNHRC co-hosted by the World Jewish Congress, European Union Coordinator on Combating Anti-Semitism Katharina Von Schnurbein said that from the far left to Islamist extremists, hatred for Israel is increasingly hiding behind an unacceptable veneer of anti-Zionism.
The side event is part of the WJC’s advocacy efforts in Geneva, aimed at bringing the issue of anti-Semitism back into the global human rights agenda, and will focus ON best practices in preventing and combating anti-Semitism, featuring renowned experts in the field.
WJC Jewish Diplomat Vladimir Bermant: 'We Londoners now know all too well that people who attend marches like this, people who wave terrorist flags and shout Death to Israel and Death to America, are the kinds of people who may end up as terrorists themselves.'
Deputy Knesset speaker MK Hilik Bar on Wednesday gave the families of two Israeli soldiers missing in Gaza a petition initiated by the World Jewish Congress containing the names of 12,000 people around the world calling on Hamas to release the captives.
WJC American Section Chair Rabbi Joel Meyers: "When Israel’s right to exist is questioned, it is heartening to see its friends and allies rally behind it with full support. We look forward to Governor Sam Brownback’s signing this anti-boycott legislation into law."
Singer met Thursday with ICRC President Maurer, and presented him with a petition containing the names of over 11,000 individuals worldwide, who have engaged on behalf of the families of the fallen soldiers, demanding that Hamas return their bodies.