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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...

Mumbai Jewish center opens again six years after deadly attack

Mumbai Jewish center opens again six years after deadly attack

The Chabad Jewish center in Mumbai, India reopened following the terrorist attacks of November 2008 in which a rabbi, his wife and four other people were killed.

Israel's UN envoy says Qatar is a 'Club Med for terrorists' destabilizing the Middle East

Israel's UN envoy says Qatar is a 'Club Med for terrorists' destabilizing the Middle East

Israel's ambassador to the United Nations in New York, Ron Prosor, has lambasted the Persian Gulf emirate Qatar for bankrolling terrorist groups such as Hamas.

British police probe Hamas-linked lawmaker's call for 'Israel-free' city

British police probe Hamas-linked lawmaker's call for 'Israel-free' city

George Galloway, a controversial UK lawmaker, vowed he would not be silenced after being interviewed by police for publicly declaring a city in England an ‘Israel-free zone’ in protest a...

Hamas admits to kidnapping Israeli teenagers; IDF strike kills three Hamas commanders in Gaza

Hamas admits to kidnapping Israeli teenagers; IDF strike kills three Hamas commanders in Gaza

A senior Hamas official has acknowledged that the organization’s military wing was behind the kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teenagers in June.

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'.

Merkel, Lauder to address Berlin rally against anti-Semitism

Merkel, Lauder to address Berlin rally against anti-Semitism

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and WJC President Ronald Lauder will be among the speakers at a rally in Berlin on 14 September against growing anti-Semitism organized by the Central Council...

Israel says it foiled Hamas plot to overthrow Abbas government in West Bank

Israel says it foiled Hamas plot to overthrow Abbas government in West Bank

Israel’s Shin Bet security agency said it had covered a wide-ranging plot by Hamas to topple the Abbas government in the West Bank through a series of terror acts against Israeli and Pales...

UK food store halts sale of kosher food after Gaza protestors attack supermarket

UK food store halts sale of kosher food after Gaza protestors attack supermarket

Pro-Palestinian protestors in Britain attacked police and a Birmingham supermarket, which led a London store to remove kosher produce from its shelves.

An Open Letter to the Israel Defense Forces

An Open Letter to the Israel Defense Forces

"Thank you for your service and sacrifice on behalf of the Jewish State and Jewish Nation," WJC and the Conference of Presidents write in an ad in Israeli newspapers.

In letter to WJC head Lauder, French PM retiterates determination to punish anti-Semitism

In letter to WJC head Lauder, French PM retiterates determination to punish anti-Semitism

The Prime Minister of France, Manuel Valls, expressed his determination to fight hate speech in the troubled republic.

WJC News

Mon, 25 Aug 2014

Kantor: European Jews threatened by returning Islamic State terrorists

European Jewish Congress President Moshe Kantor said Jews in Europe were under an immense threat from citizens returning from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria and the radicaliza...

Wed, 20 Aug 2014

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'.

Wed, 20 Aug 2014

Merkel, Lauder to address Berlin rally against anti-Semitism

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and WJC President Ronald Lauder will be among the speakers at a rally in Berlin on 14 September against growing anti-Semitism organized by the Centr...