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  • World Jewish Congress to honor Paraguay’s president with peace prize

    February 19, 2016 | 1:47 pm

    President Horacio Cartes of Paraguay will be recognized by the World Jewish Congress for what the group said was his “contributions to building coexistence.”

    Cartes will receive the Shalom Prize, the WJC’s Latin American branch and Cartes’ office both announced Tuesday. The...

  • World Jewish Congress names Robert Singer to top post

    January 28, 2013 | 2:04 pm

    Robert Singer was named secretary general of the World Jewish Congress, the organization's most senior professional position.

    “All of the WJC executives who have met Robert have been impressed with his professionalism, insight and vision, and they look forward to working with him...

  • Dan Diker named WJC secretary general

    June 20, 2011 | 10:11 am

    The World Jewish Congress has confirmed the appointment of Dan Diker as the organization’s secretary general.

    Diker’s appointment was approved in Jerusalem Monday during a meeting of the governing board of the World Jewish Congress, the umbrella organization of 92 Jewish communities...

  • 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...

  • Auschwitz Might Get Name Change

    By Dinah Spritzer

    April 27, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Poland has long wanted its name not to be used in reference to concentration camps that existed on Polish soil during World War II.

    Now Poland has made an official request to change Auschwitz's name -- to mixed reviews.

    The Polish government made the request last month to change the...

  • The Nation and The World

    January 6, 2005 | 7:00 pm


    New Anti-Semitism Report

    The U.S. State Department praised the work of European governments against anti-Semitism, but said law enforcement must do more to respond to anti-Semitic crimes. The State Department�(tm)s report addressing anti-Semitic incidents around the...

  • Briefs

    October 28, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Sharon Marks Rabin Assassination Anniversary

    Ariel Sharon apologized for any incitement that may have led to the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin.

    "Our disputes were never personal, they were for the greater good," the Israeli prime minister said at a Jerusalem memorial marking the...

  • Parents Want Proof

    By Toby Axelrod

    November 1, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    The parents of Israeli soldiers kidnapped a year ago by Hezbollah are asking the World Jewish Congress (WJC) to help press their case.

    The parents of Benny Avraham, one of three soldiers kidnapped along Israel's northern border in October 2000, met Tuesday with WJC members attending...