Lauder added that Adelson was optimistic about the State of Israel and its future and said, “He loved what Israel was doing, and he could not find fault with anything.”
Lauder said that his involvement in building a Jewish school in Dubai and the sight of so many Israelis visiting the Emirates in recent weeks are encouraging signs of normalcy and inclusiveness.
As president of the World Jewish Congress, Lauder is known for his vision and leadership, both in Israel and around the world on behalf of the Jewish people.
The Council of the European Union’s declaration calls antisemitism “an attack on European values."
António Guterres noted that “a steady stream of prejudice has continued to blight our world: antisemitic assaults, harassment and vandalism and Holocaust denial."
The Palestinians have cut off diplomatic ties with the Trump administration, which they have long accused of pro-Israel bias, and spurned the Gulf states' diplomatic moves toward Israel.
WJC president Ronald S. Lauder marks the fifth anniversary of the Lauder Center for the Advancement of Employment in the Negev
Antisemitism has never really vanished, said Lauder, 75 years after the end of World War II, and “no one can be indifferent to antisemitism today.”
Peres was a man of peace who never lost hope that Israel would one day live in harmony with its Arab neighbors.
“The WJC enthusiastically welcomes the normalization of relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, a tremendous step forward for these states, the region, and the peace process."