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  • Letter to world leaders calls for international effort to save Mideast Christians

    1 week ago

    This article originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    A letter sent to 120 world leaders demanding a halt to the persecution of Middle East Christians was released in Jerusalem on Monday by its signatories, Dr. Jurgen Buhler, executive director of the International Christian...

  • Far-right surge expected in European elections

    May 21, 2014 | 11:04 am

    Armed with ropes and long sticks, a group of teens in Germany’s capital headed out under the cover of night. Their goal: to tear down from lampposts the campaign posters of the neo-Nazi National Democratic Party (NDP).

    The young people are one small posse among those who fear...

  • WJC: Ukrainian priests must stop glorifying Nazis

    August 23, 2013 | 10:02 am

    The World Jewish Congress urged Ukrainian clergy to refrain from attending neo-Nazi events.

    “Moral authority” is necessary to “prevent any further rehabilitation of Nazism or the SS,” World Jewish Congress President Ronald Lauder wrote in a letter Thursday to the head of the...

  • Sharansky, Lauder call for Claims Conference reform

    July 10, 2013 | 9:23 am

    Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky and World Jewish Congress President Ronald Lauder called on the Claims Conference to be reviewed by an independent committee following the disclosure of a missed opportunity to detect a massive fraud scheme.

    Sharansky and Lauder released a...

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  • Claims Conference Brouhaha

    May 22, 2013 | 2:25 pm

    Who knew what, and when?

    Those are the questions critics are asking following the disclosure that the Claims Conference received an anonymous letter in 2001 identifying several fraudulent Holocaust-era restitution claims — nearly a decade before the organization halted a massive...

  • World Jewish Congress head praises Pope Francis

    March 13, 2013 | 4:07 pm

    World Jewish Congress President Ronald Lauder congratulated Cardinal Jorge María Bergoglio, the archbishop of Buenos Aires, on his election as Pope Francis I on Wednesday.

    "Pope Francis I is no stranger to us. In recent years he attended many inter-faith events co-organized by...

  • Moshe Kantor awarded Italy’s highest honor for non-citizens

    February 21, 2013 | 8:00 am

    Italy awarded Moshe Kantor, the president of the European Jewish Congress, its highest decoration given to a non-Italian.

    Kantor was honored earlier this week with the Knight’s Grand Cross of the Order of Merit “for his work in promoting tolerance and reconciliation, human rights...

  • Turkey’s Erdogan says Israel sent ‘richest Jew’ to intercede

    September 20, 2012 | 2:15 pm

    Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan told a Turkish newspaper that Israel sent "the richest Jewish man in the world" to create better relations between the two countries.

    Erdogan said in an interview with the daily Hurriyet published on Sept. 17 that Israel only has ties...

  • Lauder to acquire control of Israeli news Web site

    July 9, 2012 | 1:17 pm

    Ronald Lauder is expected to acquire complete control of an Israeli news Web site and has plans to establish a new English-language Web site about Israel.

    The American businessman and philanthropist’s company JCS, which operates Jerusalem Capital Studios, has finalized a deal to...

  • Elan Steinberg described as ‘great activist’ and ‘irreplaceable loss to world Jewry’

    April 10, 2012 | 11:49 am

    Tributes and statements of profound respect and admiration are pouring in for Elan Steinberg, former executive director of the World Jewish Congress, who died April 6 of complications from lymphatic cancer. He was 59.

    “Elan’s premature death will leave a huge void in the Jewish...

  • Lauder rips fine for Italian parliamentarian who blasted anti-Jewish cartoon

    January 24, 2012 | 5:51 pm

    Ronald Lauder, the president of the World Jewish Congress, has expressed “outrage” that an Italian parliament deputy and journalist was fined for writing an article sharply criticizing a satirical cartoon that featured stereotypically Jewish depictions of a parliament colleague....

  • Invite Israel to join NATO, Ronald Lauder tells Germans

    February 8, 2011 | 3:49 pm

    Israel should be invited to join NATO, World Jewish Congress President Ronald Lauder wrote in a German newspaper.

    Writing in an editorial published Tuesday in the major daily Die Welt, Lauder said current events in Egypt, Tunisia and other Muslim countries show both the forces of...

  • Lauder letter to Olmert urging Disapora role in Jerusalem negotiations stirs passions

    By Jacob Berkman

    January 24, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    The president of the World Jewish Congress (WJC) has roiled the organization's branch in Israel by writing to Prime Minister Ehud Olmert with a plea to allow Diaspora Jews a voice in any decisions on Jerusalem's future.

    Ronald Lauder, in his Jan. 8 letter on WJC letterhead, wished...

  • The Scent of Controversy

    January 14, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    Ronald Lauder, the billionaire cosmetics heir, philanthropist and conservative political activist, has been unanimously selected by a nominating committee to become the next chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations.

    The decision has ignited a...

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