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Dec 19, 2013, 17:44 ET

WJC Applauds Senate Introduction of the Nuclear Weapon Free Act of 2013

 The World Jewish Congress, North America (WJC,NA) today applauded the introduction by twenty-six members of  the US Senate of the Nuclear...

Sep 04, 2013, 09:11 ET

WJC United States (American Section) Statement on Syria, September 4, 2013

The American Section of the World Jewish Congress deplored the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government, condemning this heinous crime....

Sep 03, 2013, 11:12 ET

At meeting with World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder: Pope Francis pledges to oppose restrictions on religious freedoms; wishes world Jewry a 'sweet' New Year

 Pope Francis on Monday wished Jews around the world a sweet and peaceful year 5774, called for increased dialogue among the world's...

Jun 26, 2013, 18:54 ET
Group photo of IJCIC members and Pope Francis.  (PRNewsFoto/World Jewish Congress)

International Jewish Committee on Interreligious Consultations Meets Pope Francis

 On June 24, 2013, members of the International Jewish Committee on Interreligious Consultations (IJCIC) were privileged to have an audience...

Apr 25, 2013, 11:01 ET

Ronald S. Lauder urges dismissal of UN official who blamed Boston bombings on Israel, United States

WJC head thanks Canadian minister for condemnation of Falk remarks Ronald S. Lauder, president of the World Jewish Congress (WJC),...

Feb 28, 2013, 13:47 ET
Pictured, from left to right are: Fr. Jose Bravo, Chile, Fr. Gustavo Brianese, Argentina, Fr. Nelson Benitez, Argentina, Fr. Sergio Muratore, Argentina, Rabbi Dr. Eugene Korn, New York, CJCUC, Ari, Jewish National Fund, Fr. Rodrego Pires, Brazil, Fr. Luis Rifo, Chile, Fr. Daniel Cutri, Argentina, Fr. Gabriel Gonzalez- Merlano, Uruguay, R. Daniel Zweig, Chile, R. Anshel Kreiman, Jerusalem, CJCUC. Photo Credit: Ofir Jacobson, Tour Guide.  (PRNewsFoto/World Jewish Congress, Ofir Jacobson)

As Pope Benedict Leaves Office, Latin American Priests Study In Israel

 A delegation of young Catholic Priests from Brazil, Argentina, Chile and Uruguay are now in the midst of week-long Jewish-Christian...

Jan 28, 2013, 16:54 ET

Robert Singer named as top professional at World Jewish Congress

Robert Singer, currently director general and chief executive officer of the global non-profit organization World ORT, has been named to assume the...

Nov 29, 2012, 19:22 ET

World Jewish Congress Denounces UN Vote on Palestinian Resolution

The World Jewish Congress today denounced the vote taken by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) to grant the Palestinians status as a...

Nov 07, 2012, 14:33 ET

World Jewish Congress Congratulates President Obama on his Re-Election Victory

 The World Jewish Congress today congratulated President Barack Obama on his re-election victory. Ronald S. Lauder, WJC President, said: "We...

Sep 28, 2012, 10:20 ET

World Jewish Congress: Iranians Wanted by Interpol for AMIA Bombing Must Be Brought to Justice

 Ronald S. Lauder, President of the World Jewish Congress, met with Foreign Minister Hector Timerman of Argentina to discuss issues of concern...

Sep 21, 2012, 16:11 ET

World Jewish Congress to UN: Set the Record Straight on Rights of Jewish Refugees of Arab Countries

 The World Jewish Congress, the world's largest Jewish umbrella organization with nearly 100 affiliated Jewish communities around the world,...

Sep 13, 2012, 19:14 ET

Circumcision debate: WJC president urges Europe to choose freedom, tolerance and respect

At an ordination of four rabbis in Cologne, Germany, today, World Jewish Congress President Lauder urged the countries of Europe not to restrict...

Sep 12, 2012, 17:15 ET

World Jewish Congress Outraged by Attack on American Diplomats in Libya

 The World Jewish Congress today expressed its horror and outrage by the attack on the United States Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that...

Aug 23, 2012, 12:36 ET

World Jewish Congress: UN Secretary General Should Not Attend Summit in Iran

The World Jewish Congress expressed its deep regret at the announcement by United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon that he will attend the...

Aug 16, 2012, 18:01 ET

World Jewish Congress Denounces Call by United Church of Canada to Boycott Israeli Communities

The World Jewish Congress strongly condemns the outrageous   decision taken by the United Church of Canada to support a boycott of...

Jul 31, 2012, 17:59 ET

World Jewish Congress Applauds Congressional Initiative in Recognition of Jewish Refugees from Arab Countries

 The World Jewish Congress today applauded the introduction of bi-partisan legislation by Representatives Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Ileana...

Jul 19, 2012, 09:25 ET

World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder condemns terror attack in Burgas, Bulgaria

At least six Israeli tourists reported killed in bomb attack on bus  World Jewish Congress (WJC) President Ronald S. Lauder has...

Jun 14, 2012, 07:55 ET

WJC to Abbas: Accept Netanyahu's Offer to Talk Peace

In an open declaration, Ronald S. Lauder, president of the World Jewish Congress, sent a clear and powerful message in support of Middle East peace...

May 07, 2012, 18:28 ET

World Jewish Congress Mourns Passing of Zionist Leader Moshe Kagan

The World Jewish Congress-United States (American Section) mourns the loss of its longtime and revered member, Moshe Kagan, who passed away on May...

Mar 27, 2012, 17:23 ET

Obama Administration Loses Crucial Supreme Court Decision on Jerusalem Passport Law

 The World Jewish Congress praised the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in the case of Zivotofsky v. Clinton, which determined that federal...