Misunderstandings about the Holocaust, Jewish history, and the true nature of antisemitism pervade social media, college campuses, and daily conversations. In the face of this overwhelming misinformation, arming oneself with facts is imperative. We've curated essential resources to fortify your understanding and enable you to confidently communicate the truth.
Persistent antisemitic myths, such as claims that Jews control the media, politics, and economies, remain prevalent today. Manifestations of this age-old prejudice and related conspiracy theories can be found on college campuses, online, and even in textbooks. We have addressed and debunked these widespread misconceptions, tracing their historical origins.
The Israeli-Palestinian conflict remains a deeply intricate geopolitical issue. Despite over 75 years of efforts by experts and global leaders to find solutions, the conflict persists and, in part because of misinformation and misconceptions, contributes to the rise of antisemitism. This page aims to debunk the myths related to one of the world's most extensively covered conflicts.
Millions around the globe have pledged "Never Again" in remembrance of the six million Jewish lives lost in the Holocaust and to honor its survivors. As Holocaust denial and distortion grow and the number of survivors decreases, education becomes crucial. On this page, you will find the facts about the Holocaust and hear firsthand testimonies from those who survived.
Israel is one of the most misunderstood countries in the world. But to the millions of people who live in the small Middle Eastern country, there is only one way to describe Israel—home. Immerse yourself in this multifaceted nation by through this page.
Delving into Hamas's intricate history, we explore its roots, its violent takeover of Gaza, and its pivotal role in shaping the intricate dynamics of the current volatile situation.
Examining Hezbollah in depth, we explore its origins, its multifaceted influence in Lebanon's political landscape, and its pivotal role in shaping the intricate dynamics of the Middle East's current geopolitical situation.
Learn about the IRGC's determination to target western democracies and totally disregard for international law.
Recognizing anti-Zionism as a form of antisemitism sheds light on the modern face of prejudice. Criticizing Israeli policies is valid, but when it morphs into denying the Jewish people's right to a homeland, it often veers into antisemitic territory, targeting the very essence of Jewish identity and self-determination.
Interested in the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance and its Working Definition on Antisemitism? Explore our guide detailing IHRA's structure, history, and vital efforts to preserve Holocaust memory and combat antisemitism,
A clear definition of antisemitism is essential for its effective counteraction. While the IHRA definition is broadly accepted by the global Jewish community, it has been subject to misinformation efforts. This section clarifies misconceptions about the IHRA definition and underscores its role in combating antisemitism.
The Holocaust typically evokes images of concentration camps, gas chambers, and crowded trains. However, it's crucial to recognize that Nazi atrocities extended to small towns, villages, and forests throughout occupied Europe. Dr. Andreas Kahrs sheds light on the lesser-known massacres of Jewish people, which were both brutal and often overlooked.
The World Jewish Congress NextGen program empowers young leaders, equipping them to drive change in their communities today and become tomorrow's trailblazers. Together, we're fortifying the global Jewish community, fostering unity, and striving for a brighter future. If you're aged 15 to 26, join WJC NextGen projects to gain valuable insights, acquire new skills, and make a real impact on the Jewish world.
The WJC Jewish Diplomatic Corps is the flagship program of the World Jewish Congress, under the vision and leadership of WJC President Ronald S. Lauder. Our objective is to represent and strengthen the Jewish communities, ensuring their strong voice in global affairs today - and for decades to come.
The Lauder Fellowship connects outstanding Jewish student leaders worldwide, empowering them to represent and champion the global Jewish community. Fellows undergo leadership training with WJC leaders and experts, enjoy priority access to influential speakers, and gain insider access to events at the United Nations and other international bodies. Additionally, they can explore internship opportunities and tap into a wealth of World Jewish Congress resources.
NextGenInc., a first of its kind project of the World Jewish Congress and World Union of Jewish Students, is a start-up style incubator designed to give young Jewish leaders with innovative ideas access to resources and mentorship to transform their idea into a sustainable reality. Accepted projects have the the ability to receive expert training on a wide range of topics, support from WJC & WUJS staff, access to grant funding, as well as a space to work on their project as well as network opportunities and a space to brainstorm.
Start-Up Nation Mentorship pairs non-Jewish student leaders with top Israeli industry and government heads. The program enables students who would otherwise not engage with the opportunities Israel has to offer to develop meaningful, lasting relationships with Israelis who are in the center of the dynamic global economy.
The World Jewish Congress supports and empowers young leaders who are making a difference in their communities today, elevating them to be the changemakers of tomorrow. Interning with WJC can help you gain valuable insights, learn new skills, further your current skills, and make an impact for the Jewish world.
Following the brutality of the terrorist attacks on October 7th, Jewish students on campus are under attack by their peers and professor. Support Jewish students facing antisemitism on campus by sending an email to university administrators voicing your concern about rising antisemitism.