The Governing Board of the World Jewish Congress (WJC) confirmed the appointment of Dan Diker as the Secretary General of the umbrella organization of 92 Jewish communities throughout the world, a press release from the organization said Monday.
Diker will succeed Michael Schneider who had served the past four years.
UN Ambassador Ronald Lauder, the president of the WJC, said: “Perhaps more than ever before, the international community is witnessing a variety of pivotal changes which will impact very heavily on the global Jewish community."
The appointment takes place on the 75th anniversary of the WJC.
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