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Lauder urges Germany to ensure full transparency on Gurlitt trove before any art work is sent to Bern

24 Nov 2014

The WJC president welcomed the announcement by the Kunstmuseum Bern to accept the Gurlitt bequest provided that all Nazi-looted art works are excluded and will be checked in Germany.

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."