World Jewish Congress holds Plenary Assembly in New York – Lauder re-elected WJC president – Trump, Guterres address delegates

World Jewish Congress holds Plenary Assembly in New York – Lauder re-elected WJC president – Trump, Guterres address delegates

 

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Small blog trump wjc ‘We must stamp out prejudice and anti-Semitism everywhere’, Trump tells World Jewish CongressTranscript of US President Donald Trump’s video message to the delegates of the World Jewish Congress Plenary Assembly in New York, 23 April 2017.
Small blog plenary World Jewish Congress calls for clampdown on cyberhateThe World Jewish Congress Plenary Assembly in New York elected new members of WJC Executive and admitted Albania and Bahrain as new member communities.
Small blog 17 050 11387 ‘A new day for Israel at the United Nations’, Haley tells WJC plenaryUS Ambassador Nikki Haley spoke before the World Jewish Congress’ Plenary Assembly in New York on Tuesday, saying: “I can safely say that it’s a new day for Israel at the United Nations.”
Small blog rsl2 Lauder re-elected as World Jewish Congress presidentRonald S. Lauder was reelected for a third term as World Jewish Congress president on Monday, at the WJC’s 15th Plenary Assembly in New York.
Small blog bokova UNESCO chief strongly defends Jewish historical link to Jerusalem at WJC assembly in New YorkIrina Bokova also launches new policy for Holocaust education in her address to some 600 Jewish delegates and guests from more than 90 countries gathered for the World Jewish Congress Plenary Assembly in New York.
Small blog guterres rsl UN Secretary General Guterres: Israel needs to be treated like any other member stateUnited Nations Secretary-General António Guterres addressed the opening dinner of the World Jewish Congress Plenary Assembly on Sunday, pledging to delegates: “As secretary general of the United Nations, I will be on the front lines in the fight against anti-Semitism.”
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Small blog 15palermo1 superjumbo 500 years after expulsion, Sicily’s Jews reclaim a lost history – New York Times25 Apr 2017 Sicily’s Jews were banished from this island in 1492, the victims of a Spanish edict that forced thousands to leave and others to convert to Roman Catholicism.  READ MORE »
Small blog 2792 Eastern Europe failing on Jewish restitution pledges, study finds – Guardian25 Apr 2017 Eastern European countries, in particular Poland, have failed to live up to their pledges to ensure the return of property taken from Jewish people during World War II, a study found.   READ MORE »