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Ronald S. Lauder is the President of the World Jewish Congress.

ARTICLES BY: Ronald S. Lauder


July 27, 2014 1:29 am
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Europe’s Disgusting Display of Anti-Semitism

The pictures from various European cities are outrageous and appalling. In Paris and its suburbs, rampaging mobs of pro-Palestinian demonstrators have attacked synagogues and burned...

July 20, 2014 12:46 pm
4

In Israel, Standing Side by Side with Our People

Last week, I had the honor and privilege to lead 57 international Jewish community leaders from 22 countries on a solidarity mission to Israel, where...

July 13, 2014 12:27 am
20

A Message to World Leaders: Put Yourself in Israel’s Shoes

Recently, we at the World Jewish Congress asked the governments of the world to put themselves in Israel's shoes. "If it were your cities under attack,...

July 4, 2014 7:55 am
1

Murder of Israeli Teens is a Line in the Sand

In the days since the discovery of the bodies of the three murdered Israeli teenagers, Naftali Frankel, Gilad Shaar, and Eyal Yifrach, world Jewry has stood...

June 18, 2014 11:45 am
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Jews Must Stand Up for Middle East Christians

On Sunday, I stood before 12,000 Christian allies of Israel at Faith Church in Budapest to talk about the dangers both Jews and Christians face...

June 12, 2014 1:01 pm
6

World Must Oppose Hamas-Backed Government

Pope Francis tried spiritually to revive the stalled Middle East peace process on Sunday by holding a prayer meeting at the Vatican with Israeli President Shimon Peres and Palestinian Authority...

June 9, 2014 1:49 pm
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Calling on Europe to Meet the Growing Tide of Extremism

The World Jewish Congress solidarity mission I led to Brussels last week demonstrated an ancient Jewish principle that we at WJC strive to accomplish every...

May 15, 2014 4:46 pm
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Hollywood Must Condemn Anti-Israel Boycotts

The call this week by a group of American actors led by Danny Glover for a cultural boycott of Israel was nasty, but it wasn't...

May 8, 2014 10:22 am
12

WhatsApp Ban Shows Iran’s True Colors

This week, the Islamic Republic apparently banned the popular WhatsApp messaging application, which is owned by Facebook, reportedly because Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is an...

May 1, 2014 1:26 am
11

Mahmoud Abbas Gives the World a Moment of Clarity

Like many people around the world, I was dismayed when Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas embraced Hamas last week. This was one of those moments when people realize what's really happening, and there...

April 13, 2014 2:35 pm
11

A Rising Anti-Semitic Storm in Greece

The so-called Affair Baltakos in Greece is one of those eye-opening moments that throws into sharp relief the problems posed by far-right extremist parties in...

March 23, 2014 9:09 am
4

Justice is Never Too Late

The announcements last week in Germany that two individuals will be tried on charges of aiding and abetting mass murder at Auschwitz bring to mind...

February 13, 2014 5:48 pm
1

Hungary’s Holocaust Controversy

This week, the Federation of Hungarian Jewish Communities (Mazsihisz) declared it would stay away from official commemorations marking the 70th"Ž"Ž anniversary of the deportation of 437,000 Jews...

January 12, 2014 11:29 am
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Ariel Sharon – A Remembrance (OBITUARY)

In the days ahead, pundits all over the globe will dissect the career of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. They'll remember the brilliant military...

Features

A Brilliant ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ in Yiddish

Why is this Fiddler different than all others? I’ll tell you. Fiddler on the Roof is arguably the most important Jewish contribution to musical theater....

Israel Gets Set to Land Its First Spacecraft on the Moon

JNS.org - "Houston, the Eagle has landed” will soon be a common refrain for Israelis. While famed entrepreneur Elon Musk sent...

The Integration Between Israeli and American Jews in New Jersey

JNS.org - Rather than a classroom setting, New Jersey middle and high school students participating in the Israeli-American Council’s (IAC)...

World

Facebook CEO Zuckerberg Draws Fire Over Holocaust Remarks

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg came under fire on Wednesday after saying that posts by Holocaust deniers should not be deleted from his social media platform. In an interview on the "Recode...

Israel

Israel’s Elbit on Hunt for More Takeovers

Israeli military electronics firm Elbit Systems, which has just completed two acquisitions in the United States and Israel, remains on the lookout for potential takeover targets in the United States...

Middle East

Pro-Assad Villages Evacuated in Deal With Syrian Insurgents

Two pro-government villages in northwestern Syria were evacuated on Thursday, state television reported, in an agreement between the Damascus government and insurgents who had laid siege to them for several...

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