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WJC President Lauder condemns desecration of Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia: ‘We must never be complacent in the face of anti-Semitism’

NEW YORK - World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder has condemned the desecration of a Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia as a “despicable and cowardly act of hatred” and urged citizens and local authorities across the United States to be vigilant against all signs of anti-Semitism.“In recent weeks and months we have witnessed an unprecedented and inconceivable escalation of anti-Semitic acts in the United States, and unbelievably, they are continuing to occur. This is an attack not just on the Jewish community but on the very values of liberty and fraternity that America stands for. All Americans must treat these…
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UK lawmaker blames Israel, Jews for growth of anti-Semitism

WJC, A British lawmaker known for her strong anti-Israel views suggested that record levels of anti-Semitic incidents in the UK were mainly due to the behavior of the Israeli government. Baroness Jenny Tonge, who quit the Liberal Democrats she represented in the House of Lords, the upper house of the British legislature, last October, wrote an email to the Community Security Trust (CST), which had published its latest report into anti-Semitism on Thursday In the email, obtained by the 'Jewish News', Tonge wrote: "Do you NEVER consider that the actions of the Israeli government are contributing towards this rise?"Sadly, many…
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The Inaugural Address

Chief Justice Roberts, President Carter, President Clinton, President Bush, President Obama, fellow Americans, and people of the world: thank you.We, the citizens of America, are now joined in a great national effort to rebuild our country and to restore its promise for all of our people.Together, we will determine the course of America and the world for years to come.We will face challenges. We will confront hardships. But we will get the job done.Every four years, we gather on these steps to carry out the orderly and peaceful transfer of power, and we are grateful to President Obama and First…
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WJC President Lauder condemns Jerusalem attack, demands Palestinian leadership root out incitement

NEW YORK – World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder has condemned the “barbaric and terrifying” car-ramming attack that took the lives of at least four people and wounded more than a dozen others in Jerusalem on Sunday, and extended his deepest condolences to the victims and their families. Lauder also demanded that the Palestinian leadership do everything in its power to root out incitement to terror and put an end to such attacks.“It is unbearable to see more Israeli lives deliberately cut short in a barbaric and terrifying act of terror, for daring to walk in the streets of…
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Lauder welcomes Ban Ki-moon’s ‘long-awaited’ admission of UN bias against Israel

WJC, World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder has welcomed outgoing United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon’s “long-awaited and impactful” recognition of the UN’s ongoing disproportionate stance on Israel and his demand that Hamas once and for all renounce the use of violence and recognize the right of Israel to exist.However, Lauder added that it had “been incumbent” upon Ban to make such remarks over the course of his near 10-year term, and to voice opposition to the anti-Israel resolutions that have abounded. “In the nearly 10 years that he has been in office, Ban Ki-moon has vigilantly supported a…
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WJC President Lauder: Terror attacks in Istanbul and Cairo are ‘an attack on all of us’

Ronald S. Lauder, president of the World Jewish Congress (WJC), on Sunday strongly condemned the deadly terrorist attacks in Istanbul and Cairo, calling them "crimes against humanity".Cairo's St. Mark's Cathedral after the bomb attack on SundayCairo's St. Mark's Cathedral after the bomb attack on SundayAt least 25 people were killed when a bomb exploded at St. Mark’s Cathedral in Cairo during Sunday mass. On Saturday, 38 people were killed and many more wounded in a twin bomb attack in Istanbul, which was claimed by a radical Kurdish group.In response to the attack in Egypt, Lauder declared: "An attack on Christian…
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New York Stock Exchange Celebrates 10th Annual Israel Day

The honorary day highlighted Israel’s role on Wall Street and included sessions on Israeli investment trends and a salute to leading Israeli womenNew York — The 10th annual AIFL Israel Day at the New York Stock Exchange took place this morning, November 10, organized by the America-Israel Friendship League (AIFL), recognizing the country's unparalleled advancements and exposed Israel’s disproportionate prominence on Wall Street, now ranking as the largest foreign presence outside of just China and Canada.Well-known Israeli companies like Mobileye, Teva, CaesarStone and Check Point Software over the years have headlined a list of cutting-edge IPOs. Today, there are over…
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PM Netanyahu discusses UNESCO Temple Mount decision

​This absurdity in the theater of the absurd continues, even if with reduced force. But it must be understood that in the end this absurdity that hurts not only historical truth and present truth, but also the UN itself.Following is an excerpt from Prime Minister Netanyahu's remarks at the dedication of the Adelson School of Entrepreneurship at IDC Herzliya: "Today, the UNESCO Heritage Committee passed a decision which caused disappointment among the Palestinians and several Arab countries. It was supposed to be passed unanimously, by consensus, because the UNESCO Secretary General said that if it was not passed unanimously, then…
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Canada's PM Trudeau holds talks with World Jewish Congress

WJC, World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder met in Ottawa with Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and other Canadian officials for an exchange of views.Lauder praised Trudeau for Canada's deep friendship with, and staunch support for Israel."The Canadian delegation that attended former President Shimon Peres ' funeral last week was led by Prime Minister Trudeau and included former Prime Ministers Harper and Chrétien."It was a most impressive demonstration of honor and respect for the State of Israel", said Lauder.Also present at the meeting were WJC Vice-President Moshe Ronen from Canada, the WJC North America Executive Director Betty Ehrenberg, and…
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