Von Schnurbein was referring to the removal in 2013 from the website of the EU’s anti-racism agency of a “working definition” of anti-Semitism that also mentioned the demonization of Israel as an example of the phenomenon. Following the removal, EU officials distanced themselves from that text, which pro-Palestinian activists long criticized as dangerous to free speech.
The incitement conviction of Geert Wilders, a Dutch far-right politician who promised to ensure his country has fewer Moroccans, will strengthen him electorally, the former leader of Dutch Jewry’s watchdog on racism said.
Regular scheduling of BDS votes on Shabbat and holidays amounts to a pattern aimed at preventing Jewish students from countering Israel’s increasingly professionalized, sophisticated and well-funded on-campus critics, Jewish leaders say.
Speaking in the Swiss city of Basel where the first Zionist congresses were held after 1897, the World Jewish Congress president urged the next generation of Jewish leaders to be like modern Zionism’s founding father.
For the Jewish people, no place is as holy as the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, a sacred site where memory, tradition, and faith are sown in the very soil, says the WJC president in reaction to the UNESCO vote.
UN Secretary General-designate Antonio Guterres and Western countries must act to overcome the United Nations’ blatant anti-Israel bias, argues the WJC CEO in an op-ed published in the Portuguese weekly 'Expresso'.
The World Jewish Congress, United States (WJC, US), on Wednesday praised the US House of Representatives for passing H. Con. Res. 165, a bipartisan resolution that reaffirms support for direct Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations to ensure a genuine and lasting Middle East peace.
WJC President Ronald S. Lauder called on Texas A&M University to insist on the cancelation of an event with Richard Spencer, a leader of the so-called ‘alt-right’ movement in the United States, on its campus.
WJC CEO Robert Singer told Ries that he was lucky to be mayor of such a beautiful city with such ancient Jewish history, and said he was sure that all of the Jewish diplomats present in the room would now act as ambassadors to Strasbourg and urge others to visit.
Ireland’s President Michael D. Higgins welcomed senior Jewish community professionals from 41 countries world-wide in Dublin for the annual meeting of the World Jewish Congress National Community Directors’ Forum.