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UNESCO postpones Jerusalem resolution due to failed Turkey coup

World Jewish Congress President Ronald Lauder urges members to halt 'egregious anti-Jewish' votes: 'It’s one thing to oppose Israeli policy, and another to deny the Jewish people’s historic connection to Jerusalem.'

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Ronald Lauder works to spark the flames of Jewry’s future - Times of Israel

The recent winner of the Guardian of Zion Award speaks about art restitution, the evils of anti-Israelism, and the need to make more ‘Jewish worlds’.

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Israel to deduct Palestinian terror funding from tax fees it hands to the PA, following two days of deadly attacks - Jerusalem Post

It is one of a number of measures Israel took on Friday in response to the twin terror attacks, that occurred some 15 kilometers from each other in the area of the Palestinian city of Hebron.

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WJC, Bulgarian FM exchange views on fighting extremism

Bulgaria’s Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov and representatives of the World Jewish Congress (WJC) met in Sofia and discussed challenges to regional and global security.

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Ronald S. Lauder: Abbas' ‘inciting’ remarks hinder critical efforts to relaunch peace talks

WJC president urges Palestinian leader to retract European Parliament remarks

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Robert Singer: Russia and Israel, unlikely bedfellows for 25 years

Ties between Russian and Israel mustn’t be looked at through rose-colored glasses, but there is no doubt that this is an historic time for Russia and the Jewish people, one that is mutually beneficial for both sides.

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Ronald S. Lauder to receive Ingeborg Rennert Center's Guardian of Zion award - Bar Ilan University

"It is hard to imagine a more worthy candidate for 'Guardian of Zion' both for Zion and the entire Jewish world," said Rennert Center Director Prof. Joshua Schwartz.

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Ronald Lauder, Helen Mirren testify before US Senate committee on Nazi-looted art

WJC President Lauder and actress Dame Helen Mirren were among the witnesses called at a hearing of the US Senate's Judiciary Committee on Tuesday which dealt with Nazi-looted art works.

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Kiev Mayor Vitali Klitschko pays visit to World Jewish Congress office in New York

World Jewish Congress CEO Robert Singer received the mayor of the Ukrainian capital Kiev to discuss upcoming projects with him, including the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the Babi Yar massacre of Jews in 1941.

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Robert Singer: Russia and Israel, unlikely bedfellows for 25 years

Ties between Russian and Israel mustn’t be looked at through rose-colored glasses, but there is no doubt that this is an historic time for Russia and the Jewish people, one that is mutually beneficial for both sides.

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Younger stakeholders helping World Jewish Congress shape the future - eJewishPhilanthropy

Training young diplomats is just one way the WJC has chosen to invest in their future.

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Lauder: Israel was built to be a democracy in a sea of intolerance - Jerusalem Post

In a broad-ranging interview, the WJC president weighs in on anti-Semitism in Europe, the dimming connection between Israel and young American Jews, the upcoming US presidential elections and the future of world Jewry.

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VIDEO: World Jewish Congress delegation, led by Ronald Lauder, meets Russian President Vladimir Putin

WJC President Lauder praises Russian President Putin for reducing anti-Semitism.

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Putin thanks Jewish organizations for contribution in Russia's domestic political stability - Interfax

"Russian Jewish organizations are making a substantial contribution in the cause of domestic political stability in Russia, for which we are very grateful," Putin said.

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World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder urges UN to can ‘anti-Israel’ human rights rapporteur - New York Post

“Professor Lynk has devoted his life and career to undermining Israel and supporting partisan Palestinian causes, no matter how fringe,” Lauder wrote Wednesday to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

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Erdoğan meets US Jewish associations, stresses cooperation against anti-Semitism, Islamophobia - Daily Sabah

Jewish delegation at Washington meeting included World Jewish Congress CEO and Executive Vice President Robert Singer.

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Ronald S. Lauder: BDS is the modern form of anti-Semitism - Jerusalem Post Op-Ed

"We will take on the anti-Semites. And we will win," World Jewish Congress head says at BDS confab in Jerusalem.

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WJC President Ronald Lauder: World needs to see through BDS' lies

"Our enemies have failed to destroy Israel militarily and economically... [now] they are trying to destroy Israel politically," WJC President Ronald S. Lauder tells anti-BDS conference in Jerusalem.

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World Jewish Congress President: Polish officials must immediately apologize for remarks questioning Poles’ involvement in murder of Jews during WWII

Ronald S. Lauder: “In a free Poland, there is no room for prejudice;” Statements “slap in the face” to Jewish community.

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Paraguayan President Cartes: 'Israel is in the heart of Paraguayans'

Before the Israel Council on Foreign Relations, President Horacio Cartes expressed his satisfaction at being the first Paraguayan head of state to visit Israel.

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'This struggle is not for Jews alone,' says EU's coordinator on fighting anti-Semitism

The European Commission's coordinator on combating anti-Semitism, Katharina von Schnurbein, told a forum in Jerusalem that a spike of anti-Semitic incidents had not been due to the influx of Syrian refugees into Europe.

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Latin American Jewish Congress hosts region's first Global Forum Combating Anti-Semitism

LAJC President Jack Terpins: Anti-Semitism is a social disease which must be fought by society as a whole; Forum held on anniversary of 1994 AMIA bombing; Argentinian Vice President Gabriela Michetti addressed opening dinner.

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WJC President Ronald S. Lauder decries attack in Nice, urges international community to unite and 'rip this terrorism from its roots'

“The heinous attack carried out against scores of innocent people in Nice tonight was nothing short of an act of war and the world must treat it as such,” Lauder said.

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WJC concerned by Ukraine's decision to rename Kyiv boulevard after ultra-nationalist complicit in murdering Jews during Holocaust

The WJC “utterly rejects” the idea of elevating the memory of Stepan Bandera as a figure to be honored in modern-day Ukraine, World Jewish Congress CEO Robert Singer said.

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World Jewish Congress mourns passing of Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel

World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder called Wiesel, who passed away Saturday at the age of 87, “a beacon of light” and said the Jewish world “owes him an enormous debt of gratitude.

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World Jewish Congress condemns deadly terror attack in Turkey / 'World must unite against fanatics'

At least 41 people were killed and more than 239 injured at Atatürk Airport in Istanbul, the country’s main airport, in a terrorist attack on Tuesday evening. Turkey suspects ISIS of carrying out the suicide bombings.

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WJC leaders meet with OSCE secretary-general in Vienna to discuss anti-Semitism, security of Jewish communities

In Vienna, the WJC urged the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe to formally adopt the Working Definition of anti-Semitism at its upcoming general meeting later this year.