The Jewish Diplomatic Corps

WJC JD Corps

 

The WJC Jewish Diplomatic Corps is a flagship program of the WJC, and a worldwide network of young Jewish professionals acting in the fields of diplomacy and public policy on behalf of world Jewry. At present, we have a cadre of over 200 members aged 27 to 45 from more than 40 countries, who are already accomplished professionals in their own rights. Members, known as Jewish Diplomats (JDs), include lawyers, community leaders, social media experts, venture capitalists, university professors, marketing specialists and entrepreneurs. Our objective is to represent and strengthen the Jewish communities worldwide, where our members are also taking up leadership roles. WJC Jewish Diplomatic Corps activities focus on advocacy on WJC core topics, such as interfaith relations, combating the delegitimisation of Israel, anti-Semitism and Holocaust legacy, as well as safeguarding human rights and minority rights.

 

Recent activities conducted by the WJC Jewish Diplomatic Corps and its members:

WJC Jewish Diplomatic Corps co-hosts Side Event at the UNHRC on Combatting the New Frontiers of Anti-Semitism WJC Jewish Diplomatic Corps speaks out on double standards against Israel at the UN Human Rights Council   [Video spread on social media]

WJC Vice President, CCOJB President and WJC Jewish Diplomatic Corps Member regrets Flemish parliament ban on ritual slaughter

WJC JDCorps Steering Committee conference meeting with newly elected Chair of WJC Israel on side-lines of annual conference

WJC Jewish Diplomatic Corps members leads Jewish-Muslim post-Ramadan meal

WJC Jewish Diplomatic Corps engage against London Al Quds Day march

WJC Jewish Diplomatic Corps organises social media campaign recognising the efforts of the Jewish communities on World Refugee Day   [Video spread on social media]

WJC Jewish Diplomatic Corps send letters of condolences to British embassies in wake of Manchester Attack

WJC Jewish Diplomatic Corps debates cyberhate and online anti-Semitism, following release of WJC report

WJC Jewish Diplomatic Corps hold diplomatic talks with UN ambassadors following Plenary Assembly in New York

 

Recent op-eds published by our members:

A Zionist Jew's guidelines for the LGBT community - Jerusalem Post

UNESCO is sacrificing Jewish heritage on the altar of political machinations - Times of Israel

Israel's promising future with Africa - Jerusalem Post

Understanding the apocalyptic Iranian threat – Jerusalem Post

FIFA, let Israel play – Jerusalem Post

The UN has abandoned an honest approach – Ynet

Facing history half a decade since the expulsion of Poland’s Jews – Jerusalem Postx

Solidarity as a tool for survival - Times of Israel  

New years’ resolution - more unity less polarization – Times of Israel

 

Recent WJC Jewish Diplomatic Corps calls to action:

Call to action UNESCO World Heritage Committee, Krakow

Call to action World Heritage Day

Call to action Manchester terrorist attack

Call to action FIFA Congress, Bahrain

Call to action Interfaith – My Shared Seder Table

 

Recent international conferences with the participation of members of the WJC Jewish Diplomatic Corps:

United Nations, Human Rights Council, Geneva

Organisation of American States, General Assembly, Cancun

International Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists, seminar on digital antisemitism, Vienna

International Council of Christians and Jews, conference, Bonn

Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, seminar on hate speech on the internet, Jerusalem

Staff

Daniel Radomski is the Head of the WJC-JDCorps

Yfat Barak-Cheney is the JD Corps Analyst based in the WJC office in New York, and focuses on the North America and Latin America activities as well as international organizations and the UN. Yfat is also the Foreign Policy adviser to the CEO at the WJC.

Lauren Rose is the UN Representative of the WJC in Geneva and a JD Corps Policy Analyst.

Oleg Ivanov JD Corps Coordinator for North America, Latin America and Oceania based in the WJC office in New York. Oleg is also WJC Digital Campaign Manager.

The JD Corps can be contacted at office@jdcorps.org

 

WJC President Ronald S. Lauder presents his vision of Jewish leadership at the WJC-JDCorps Global Summit in Basel, Switzerland in November, 2018