CJM Executive Committee Meeting, Prague

The Executive Committee of the World Jewish Congress gathered in Prague for its biannual meeting, chaired by WJC President Ronald S. Lauder, on May 8-9, 2022. The Executive Committee brings together the most senior leaders of communities and organizations Jews around the world. world.

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Within the framework of this meeting, the president of the CJM, Ronald S. Lauder, called on the Czech government, which will assume the presidency of the Council of the European Union in the second half of this year, to take action to “put an end to the Europe’s irrational hatred of the Jewish people”, adding that “it is high time for the European Council to set up a permanent working group on combating hatred of Jews and all forms of racism”.

Discussions at the official Executive Committee meeting focused on the humanitarian crisis resulting from the ongoing conflict in Ukraine and the impact on Jewish communities in the region.

Among its agenda, the Executive Committee adopted a series of resolutions stressing the importance of young leaders, rejecting the designation of Israel as an apartheid state, welcoming international and national measures to combat anti-Semitism and denial of the Holocaust, and reaffirming freedom of religious practice.

Members of the WJC Executive Committee also met, in a parallel session, with members of the WJC’s Future Leadership Programs to discuss the role of young leaders in Jewish communities internationally.

Berta D. Wells