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U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas with Israeli Interior Minister Ayelet Shaled. Source: Twitter.

Meeting with Mayorkas, Shaked aims for Israel to join visa waiver program by 2023

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Israeli Interior Minister Ayelet Shaked met with U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on Thursday in part to discuss Israel’s efforts to join the Visa Waiver Program. “We are both determined to promote the exemption...
The International Meeting of Special Envoys and Coordinators Combating Antisemitism (SECCA), convened as part of the World Jewish Congress, May 4, 2021. Source: Screenshot/WJC.

Anti-Semitism envoys from two-dozen countries call for united front to combat hate

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Special envoys to combat anti-Semitism from 22 countries, as well as representatives from Jewish communities in 45 countries, gathered on Tuesday to discuss methods on how to prevent and respond to hatred. The representatives, who...
Isi Leibler. Photo: Courtesy.

The moral courage of Isi Leibler

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The death in Jerusalem of Isi Leibler at the age of 86 has robbed the Jewish world of one of its towering figures at a time when it is particularly ill-equipped for such a...
Sen. Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.). Credit: BestStockFoto/Shutterstock.

International Council of Jewish Parliamentarians evoked to track anti-Semitism

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World Jewish Congress and Sen. Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) announced on Tuesday the re-establishment of the International Council of Jewish Parliamentarians to respond to the global rise in anti-Semitism. The newly relaunched ICJP will convene for its first...
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To battle Holocaust denial, Facebook announces tool to connect users with facts

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In an effort to contend with Holocaust denial on its platform, Facebook announced on Wednesday—International Holocaust Remembrance Day—that it will begin to connect users to a site with facts about the 20th-century atrocity that...
European Union flags in front of the European Commission building in Brussels. Credit: Amio Cajander via Wikimedia Commons.

European Union makes move to combat anti-Semitism

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A key body of the European Union adopted a declaration on Wednesday to combat anti-Semitism. The Council of the European Union is comprised of government ministers from the 27 E.U. member-states, who meet to make...
World Jewish Congress president Ronald S. Lauder. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

World Jewish Congress president meets with Abbas

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World Jewish Congress president Ronald S. Lauder met with Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas on Saturday, announced a Palestinian minister. In a Twitter post, P.A. Civil Affairs Minister Hussein al-Sheikh disclosed the information, though provided...
World Jewish Congress president Ronald S. Lauder at Auschwitz concentration and extermination camp for ceremonies marking the 70th year of its liberation by Allied forces, January 2015. Credit: European Jewish Press.

Auschwitz liberation ceremony draws world leaders, Holocaust survivors and their families

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On the hallowed grounds of Auschwitz-Birkenau on Monday, Holocaust survivors and world leaders gathered to commemorate the 75 anniversary of the liberation of the camp, where a stark message about the growth of anti-Semitism...

#WeRemember is not just a campaign, it’s a mindset

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I’ve never been worried about my reputation. Maybe I should have, maybe I should be. But the fact of the matter is that I represent what I believe in with pride, and I learned...
Italian Ambassador to NATO Claudio Bisogniero speaks at the NATO headquarters alongside a screen projecting #WeRemember photo via live stream from Auschwitz-Birkenau. Credit: NATO.

World Jewish Congress partners with NATO to raise Holocaust awareness

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Tens of thousands of photographs taken by during in the World Jewish Congress’s #WeRemember campaign to evoke awareness about the atrocities of the Holocaust and anti-Semitism will be screened on Thursday and Friday—days before International Holocaust...