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Dec 19, 2013, 17:44 ET WJC Applauds Senate Introduction of the Nuclear Weapon Free Act of 2013 $codeDebug.log("output array of get country targets countryT

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


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Sep 04, 2013, 09:11 ET WJC United States (American Section) Statement on Syria, September 4, 2013 $codeDebug.log("output array of get country targets countryT

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


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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 $codeDebug.log("output array of get country targets countryT

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


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Jun 26, 2013, 18:54 ET International Jewish Committee on Interreligious Consultations Meets Pope Francis $codeDebug.log("output array of get country targets countryT

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


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Apr 25, 2013, 11:01 ET Ronald S. Lauder urges dismissal of UN official who blamed Boston bombings on Israel, United States $codeDebug.log("output array of get country targets countryT

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


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Feb 28, 2013, 13:47 ET As Pope Benedict Leaves Office, Latin American Priests Study In Israel $codeDebug.log("output array of get country targets countryT

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


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Jan 28, 2013, 16:54 ET Robert Singer named as top professional at World Jewish Congress $codeDebug.log("output array of get country targets countryT

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


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Nov 29, 2012, 19:22 ET World Jewish Congress Denounces UN Vote on Palestinian Resolution $codeDebug.log("output array of get country targets countryT

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


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Nov 07, 2012, 14:33 ET World Jewish Congress Congratulates President Obama on his Re-Election Victory $codeDebug.log("output array of get country targets countryT

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


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Sep 28, 2012, 10:20 ET World Jewish Congress: Iranians Wanted by Interpol for AMIA Bombing Must Be Brought to Justice $codeDebug.log("output array of get country targets countryT

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


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Sep 21, 2012, 16:11 ET World Jewish Congress to UN: Set the Record Straight on Rights of Jewish Refugees of Arab Countries $codeDebug.log("output array of get country targets countryT

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


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Sep 13, 2012, 19:14 ET Circumcision debate: WJC president urges Europe to choose freedom, tolerance and respect $codeDebug.log("output array of get country targets countryT

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


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Sep 12, 2012, 17:15 ET World Jewish Congress Outraged by Attack on American Diplomats in Libya $codeDebug.log("output array of get country targets countryT

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


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Aug 23, 2012, 12:36 ET World Jewish Congress: UN Secretary General Should Not Attend Summit in Iran $codeDebug.log("output array of get country targets countryT

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


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Aug 16, 2012, 18:01 ET World Jewish Congress Denounces Call by United Church of Canada to Boycott Israeli Communities $codeDebug.log("output array of get country targets countryT

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


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Jul 31, 2012, 17:59 ET World Jewish Congress Applauds Congressional Initiative in Recognition of Jewish Refugees from Arab Countries $codeDebug.log("output array of get country targets countryT

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


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Jul 19, 2012, 09:25 ET World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder condemns terror attack in Burgas, Bulgaria $codeDebug.log("output array of get country targets countryT

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


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Jun 14, 2012, 07:55 ET WJC to Abbas: Accept Netanyahu's Offer to Talk Peace $codeDebug.log("output array of get country targets countryT

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...


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May 07, 2012, 18:28 ET World Jewish Congress Mourns Passing of Zionist Leader Moshe Kagan $codeDebug.log("output array of get country targets countryT

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


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Mar 27, 2012, 17:23 ET Obama Administration Loses Crucial Supreme Court Decision on Jerusalem Passport Law $codeDebug.log("output array of get country targets countryT

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


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Mar 26, 2012, 17:50 ET World Jewish Congress Deplores UN Human Rights Council Anti-Israel Resolutions $codeDebug.log("output array of get country targets countryT

The World Jewish Congress condemned the adoption by the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) last week of five anti-Israel resolutions that...


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Feb 13, 2012, 12:27 ET World Jewish Congress President Lauder: Terror Plots Reveal True Face of Iranian Regime and Proxy Hezbollah $codeDebug.log("output array of get country targets countryT

 World Jewish Congress (WJC) President Ronald S. Lauder has condemned today's attacks against Israeli diplomats in Georgia and India,...


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Dec 14, 2011, 09:32 ET World Jewish Congress President Welcomes Dutch Senate's Rejection of Ban on Religious Slaughter $codeDebug.log("output array of get country targets countryT

NEW YORK and BRUSSELS  World Jewish Congress (WJC) President Ronald S. Lauder today welcomed a proposal put forward by the Dutch...


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Nov 09, 2011, 14:52 ET World Jewish Congress Leaders Held Talks With French President Nicolas Sarkozy $codeDebug.log("output array of get country targets countryT

France will always stand side by side with Israel against Iranian threat, Sarkozy tells Jewish leaders WJC also raises concerns about...


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Oct 18, 2011, 13:44 ET Jewish Leaders Hail Release of Gilad Shalit, Praise Netanyahu for Taking "Brave Decision" $codeDebug.log("output array of get country targets countryT

Lauder: Hamas cares more for wellbeing of terrorists than ordinary citizens The World Jewish Congress (WJC) today welcomed the release of IDF...