On October 7th, Hamas, the Iran-backed terror group controlling Gaza, launched an unprovoked and vicious surprise attack on Israel killing more than 1,200 people and kidnapping over 200 people, from all over the world.
In response to the tragic events, we have swiftly mobilized to create a range of resources and taken immediate action to address this crisis and its aftermath. Together, we can make a meaningful impact and ensure Jewish communities all around the world are protected.
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.
Navigating the complexities of discussing the Israel war with children, our comprehensive "How To" guide provides valuable insights and sensitive strategies, aiding parents in facilitating meaningful conversations to help children comprehend the situation.
Offering direct access to 48 distinguished speakers spanning 22 countries and fluent in 18 languages, the WJC Speakers’ Bureau is a useful tool to fully understand the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and Jewish people.
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.
Introducing our fact sheet tailored for high schoolers, providing clear and concise insights into the Israel war. This comprehensive resource empowers students with accurate information, enabling them to grasp the complexities of the situation, fostering informed discussions and critical thinking among young adults.
We're distributing a continuously updated fact sheet to Jewish communities worldwide. This document will provide accurate and timely information on the situation and can be used as an advocacy tool for external outreach.
"A Flood of Hate: How Hamas Fueled the Adversarial Information Ecosystem on Social Media," exposes the use of internet and social media platforms by supporters of terror to encourage a surge of antisemitic hate speech on online platforms since October 7. The report highlights the worrying spread of violent and banned content.
Offer to organize a local meeting of Jewish community members to discuss what is going on in Israel. This can be done in your home or your local Jewish community, pending local security and other considerations. This can be done under the umbrellas and with the support of the Jewish Unity Salons as a part of the Jewish Leadership Bridge. For support on this, please contact a member of the NextGen or Jewish Diplomatic Corps staff.
Following the brutality of the terrorist attacks on October 7th, Jewish students on campus are under attack by their peers and professors, who are openly celebrating and praising the terrorists' attacks, minimizing Jewish pain, and rejecting Israel’s right to defend itself and exist. Support Jewish students by sending an email to university administrators voicing your concern about rising antisemitism.
In times of war, embracing one's Jewish identity with pride becomes a source of strength and unity for the community. Being a proud Jew honors our heritage and resilience, reminding us of our shared history and the importance of solidarity. Some may find solace in prayer as it serves as a ground to foster hope and spiritual resilience amidst adversity.
WJC is actively gathering donations to provide assistance to Israelis and Jewish communities worldwide during this brutal war. Your contribution can provide much-needed support to Israelis enduring the hardships of this devastating war.
In a time marked by the rapid spread of misinformation, it is essential to be proactive and disseminate accurate and timely facts to counter falsehoods and foster understand whether on social media or through person-to-person conversation. The World Jewish Congress is tirelessly crafting compelling social media content to counter misinformation and uphold the truth amid the conflict. We invite our communities and supporters to explore, engage with, and share our updates and materials. Stay informed and be part of the narrative by following our social media pages.
After the unprovoked assault on Israel by the Hamas terrorist group, which tragically resulted in the loss of over 1,400 Israeli lives and the abduction of more than 200 Israelis, WJC Elevate members from around the globe swiftly responded to WJC President Ronald S. Lauder's call for unity and action
Here are some of the actions our WJC Elevate members have taken over the past few days: