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Nov 18, 2015, 19:59 ET

AJC Praises Congressional Approval of Hezbollah Sanctions Bill

 AJC praised the U.S. Senate for adopting unanimously the Hezbollah International Financing Prevention Act. The bipartisan bill calls on the...

Jun 17, 2015, 20:21 ET

Mayor de Blasio Addresses AJC New York Annual Meeting

 Forcefully condemning increasing hatred targeting Jews in Europe, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, addressing the AJC New York Region...

May 31, 2015, 18:29 ET

AJC Mourns Passing of LDS Church Elder L. Tom Perry

 AJC mourns the passing of Elder L. Tom Perry, a member of the Quorum of Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,...

Apr 25, 2015, 16:26 ET

AJC Mourns Passing of Wladyslaw Bartoszewski, former Polish Foreign Minister and a "Righteous among the Nations"

 AJC mourns the death of Wladyslaw Bartoszewski, a member of the Polish resistance movement and survivor of Auschwitz, who decades later served...

Mar 22, 2015, 18:59 ET

AJC Mourns Passing of Former Singapore Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew

AJC is saddened by the death of Lee Kuan Yew, who served as Prime Minister of Singapore from 1959 to 1990. He was 91 years old. Lee led...

Jul 09, 2013, 21:46 ET
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AJC Presents Live Reporting from Egyptian Human Rights Activist

Prominent Egyptian human rights activist Dalia Ziada has produced for AJC a series of timely videos on the current crisis in Egypt. "Dalia...

Jun 29, 2013, 15:00 ET
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French Interior Minister Valls Meets AJC Leaders in New York

 An AJC leadership delegation met privately for over an hour with French Interior Minister Manuel Valls in New York on Friday. Minister...

Dec 31, 2011, 21:59 ET
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AJC Welcomes Latest U.S. Move on Iran

AJC welcomed the New Year's Eve signing by President Obama of legislation that imposes tough new financial sanctions on Iran in an intensified...