World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder today issued the following statement: “Earlier this week I made a statement to the press about what I had been told was a lack of kosher food availability in Qatar as it hosts the World Cup 2022. The statement was made in error based on news reports that turned out to be inaccurate. I apologize for not having all of the information at the time the statement was made.
“The Qatari government has graciously facilitated the making of over 600 kosher meals a day by making the Qatar Airways VIP kitchens available for this purpose. We are grateful for this show of friendship and I again apologize for making an erroneous statement based on inaccurate information.”