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Bloodbath at Jerusalem synagogue: Five killed in terrorist attack against Jewish worshipers

18 Nov 2014

The World Jewish Congress expressed shock and outrage at Tuesday's terror attack in Jerusalem in which four rabbis and a policeman were killed and dozens of others wounded.

World Jewish Congress mourns passing of South African Jewish leader Mervyn Smith

17 Nov 2014

Mervyn Smith, a longtime leader of the South African Jewish community and member of the WJC Executive, has passed away at the age of 77. Smith was the founder of the African Jewish Congress, which he led for over two decades.

WJC honors Henry Kissinger with Theodor Herzl Award

12 Nov 2014

More than 500 guests attended the award dinner at New York’s Waldorf Astoria Hotel.

Czech Republic has no intention to change policies toward Israel, says Czech FM

05 Nov 2014

Lubomír Zaorálek told a WJC/ICFR event in Jerusalem that Prague remained “committed to Israel's right to self-defense."

WJC supports change in US legislation to prevent Nazi war criminals from receiving benefits

22 Oct 2014

The WJC announced its support for a change in US law to prevent presumed Nazi war criminals who were granted US citizenship by making false statements to immigration authorities from keeping their social security entitlements.