WJC President Lauder speaks out against growing assault on Christians

News updates from the World Jewish Congress website – 16 June 2014


Israel conducts feverish search for abducted teens, blames Hamas for their kidnapping

The fate of three teenagers aged between 16 and 19 abducted by terrorists in the West Bank last Thursday is moving Israel.

Budapest convention: Lauder speaks out against growing assault on Christians

President Ronald Lauder told a large-scale gathering of Israel’s Christian allies in Budapest that he would continue to speak out against the violence and oppression that is engulfing Christians, especially in the Middle East.

Report: Israel considering construction of new settlements in Negev desert

16 Jun 2014 The Israeli government is reportedly planning the establishment of new Jewish communities in the Negev desert, despite opposition from environmental organizations. READ MORE »

Israel and Germany form stolen Nazi art pact – Arutz Sheva

16 Jun 2014 Ministers establish joint research to help return Jewish-owned art stolen by Nazis to its rightful owners. READ MORE »

At World Cup, Argentina couple kicking Jewishness into high gear – JTA

16 Jun 2014 When Argentina plays its opening-round matches in the World Cup, Mariano Schlez of Buenos Aires will be screaming his support from the stands.  READ MORE »

US Holocaust Museum urges Ukraine to examine its history of anti-Semitism – Forward

16 Jun 2014 The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is confronting Ukraine’s post-revolution government with another challenge: contending with its past treatment of Jews. READ MORE »

Report: Gun attack on Paris synagogue narrowly averted

16 Jun 2014 A potentially deadly terrorist attack on a Paris synagogue in broad daylight was reportedly thwarted at the very last minute on Saturday.  READ MORE »