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World Jewish Congress expresses concern at explosion targeting Jewish community leader in Kazan, Tatarstan

NEW YORK - The World Jewish Congress expressed its concern at an explosion targeting the Head of the Jewish community of Tatarstan and of Kazan, Russia, Mr. Mikhail Skoblionok. It is understood that Mr. Skoblionok has sustained injuries after opening a package delivered to his business, which subsequently exploded. Mr. Skoblionok is currently undergoing treatment at a hospital in the area. It is not yet clear whether the attack was criminally motivated, or a hate crime. WJC CEO and Executive Vice President Robert Singer said: “I was very worried to hear about today’s explosion targeting the head of the Jewish…
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ADL Welcomes Announcement That Israeli Judokas Can Participate in UAE Tournament Under Their Own Flag

ADL today welcomed the International Judo Federation’s announcement that the UAE Judo Federation has confirmed to the IJF in an official letter that all nations participating in Abu Dhabi Grand Slam tournament next month will be permitted to do so under equal conditions. The IJF indicated that “the historic decision will thus allow all nations to display their national insignia and national anthem, including Israel”. At the 2017 tournament, the UAE organizer did not permit Israeli judokas to participate under the Israeli flag and barred the playing of the Israeli national anthem at medal ceremonies.Jonathan A. Greenblatt, ADL CEO and…
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World Jewish Congress mourns death of Kofi Annan, a ‘tour de force’ within the United Nations

The World Jewish Congress mourns the death of former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, who passed away on Saturday at the age of 80. “Former Secretary General Annan was a dedicated diplomat who throughout his life embodied the mandate of the United Nations to foster relations and cooperation among members of the international community,” said WJC President Ronald S. Lauder.“Mr. Annan’s tenure as secretary general spanned some of the most difficult years of the Arab-Israeli conflict, including the bus bombings of the 1990s, Israel’s 2000 withdrawal from Lebanon, the entirety of the second Intifada which wreaked deadly terror across Israel,…
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World Jewish Congress condemns 'disgraceful' neo-Nazi march in Washington: 'Hatred and extremism cannot be allowed to tear the fabric of our society apart'

NEW YORK – The World Jewish Congress condemns in the strongest possible terms the reprehensible neo-Nazi march that took place in Washington on the one-year anniversary of the violent events in Charlottseville, WJC North America Chair Evelyn Sommer. “A gathering of racists and hatemongers on the anniversary of the deadly Charlottesville march can only be described as a disgrace and embarrassment for the United States, undermining our country’s principles of freedom and justice for all, and spitting in the face of the very values democracy represents. “This vulgar display of hate does nothing to ennoble America, rather serves as a…
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Swedish PM Löfven responds to WJC CEO Singer’s concern over rising anti-Semitism, says government has taken ‘raft of measures to safeguard’ Jewish community

NEW YORK – The Swedish government has taken “a raft of measures to safeguard the Swedish Jewish communities” and will “continue to combat anti-Semitism and all forms of racism, hatred and discrimination with full force,” Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven told World Jewish Congress CEO and Executive Vice President Robert Singer in a letter dated 12 July 2018. Löfven was responding to Singer’s own letter of 18 June 2018, in which he expressed great concern over the “escalating pattern of violence and increased signs of anti-Semitism” in Sweden and urged the government to take firm action to protect the Jewish…
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Pitch for Hope competition calls on youth in UK, US, and Israel to propose creative ideas for curbing racism and anti-Semitism in sports

NEW YORK – Chelsea Football Club and The World Jewish Congress today launched the international Pitch for Hope competition the first stage of a three-pronged joint initiative on combating the widespread phenomenon of racism, xenophobia, discrimination, and anti-Semitism in sports, under the banner Red Card for Hate. Pitch for Hope is a hothouse of ideas, calling on young people ages 18-30 in the United Kingdom, the United States, and Israel to submit proposals for a unique and creative project to harness the spirit of comradery in sports to build bridges between people of all backgrounds, faiths, and walks of life.…
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ADL Condemns' 'Absurd' U.N. Special Session on Jerusalem

New York, NY, The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today condemned the United Nations General Assembly emergency special session on “Israeli illegal actions” in East Jerusalem as “absurd” and “yet another chapter in the U.N.’s long record of single-minded focus on Israel.” The final vote, rejecting any recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, was 128 in favor, 9 against, with 35 abstentions. Jonathan A. Greenblatt, ADL CEO, issued the following statement: Given the numerous pressing issues confronting the world today it is absurd that the General Assembly called an emergency special session to, yet again, excoriate Israel. No emergency special…
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World Jewish Congress condemns ANC decision to downgrade South African Embassy in Israel

NEW YORK – World Jewish Congress CEO and Executive Vice President Robert Singer on Thursday strongly condemned the African National Congress’ (ANC) endorsement of a resolution to downgrade the South African Embassy in Israel, warning that the move would have “negative repercussions for South Africa and simultaneously undermine prospects for advancing peace efforts between Israel and the Palestinians.”Singer added: “The World Jewish Congress stands with the South African Jewish community in opposing this decision that is brimming with double standards and dangerous implications. It is wholly disconcerting that the ANC has given in to the political manipulation being driven by…
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Jerusalem is our capital. We will continue to build in it and foreign embassies, led by the US embassy, will move to Jerusalem. It will happen.​

PM Netanyahu's remarks at the launch of Assuta Hospital in Ashdod:The State of Israel flatly rejects this vote even before it is held. Jerusalem is our capital. We will continue to build in it and foreign embassies, led by the US embassy, will move to Jerusalem. It will happen.​Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife, along with – inter alia – former Health Minister Yaakov Litzman and Assuta Chairman Shuki Shemer, attended the launch of Assuta Hospital in Ashdod.The following is an excerpt from the Prime Minister's remarks:"Today is a very important day in Israel and outside Israel.Jerusalem is the…
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