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In landmark ruling, US court allows heirs of Jewish art dealers to sue Germany for restitution

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230 Ukrainian Immigrants Arrive in Israel for Passover, Part of Effort to Rescue Embattled Jews

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Holocaust survivor, 86, from Brooklyn returning to Auschwitz for 1st time, with Israeli army officers

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Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Day 2017

​The Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Day ceremony is held in the presence of the President of the State of Israel and the Prime Minister, dignitaries, survivors, children of survivors and their families, together with the general public.​The central state ceremony marking the start of Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Day in Israel will be held at Yad Vashem on Sunday night, April 23rd 2017. The ceremony is held in the presence of the President of the State of Israel and the Prime Minister, dignitaries, survivors, children of survivors and their families, together with the general public. Yad Vashem:Holocaust Remembrance…
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Schusterman Family Foundation Selects 30 Outstanding Jewish Leaders for Global Fellowship

Fellows will build their capacity to lead while addressing specific organizational and communal challenges during executive leadership development program WASHINGTON, DC, The Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation announced today that it has selected 30 outstanding Jewish professional and volunteer leaders from around the world for the third cohort of the Schusterman Fellowship. The Fellowship is an executive-level leadership program that features individualized professional development experiences and empowers Fellows to address specific needs within their organizations.The new cohort of Fellows hails from Jewish and secular nonprofits, as well as business and government sectors, across the U.S., Israel, Australia and Europe.…
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Israel's Consul General in Toronto Says Israel Will Help Grow Canada's Russian-Jewish Community

Limmud FSU Canada, Toronto’s largest Russian-Jewish event, held March 25-27 TORONTO, Israel’s Consul General in Toronto, Galit Baram, told the Limmud FSU Canada conference here yesterday that the Israeli government will help Canada’s Russian-speaking Jewish community “grow and flourish.”“It's heartwarming to see so many motivated young Russian-speaking Jews getting together in the framework of this major Jewish event in the heart of Canada, and to witness the inspiring work being done,” Baram told Limmud FSU Canada participants. “We will do everything in our power to help it continue to grow and flourish.” Baram added: “The work Limmud FSU is doing…
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Ambassadors Against BDS: 2,000 gather at United Nations HQ in New York in support of Israel

The World Jewish Congress and Israel’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations on Wednesday hosted more than 2,000 dignitaries, public officials, NGO representatives at the UN headquarters for the second Ambassadors Against BDS summit. The opening session of the conference was held in the iconic General Assembly Hall of the United Nations. US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said: "The effort to delegitimize the state of Israel being waged on college campuses and the anti-Israel obsession at the UN are one in the same. They both seek to deny Israel’s right to exist. [...] They are both extensions…
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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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