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Sep 18, 2014, 15:39 ET

AJC Praises Ukraine President Address to U.S. Congress

 AJC praised Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko for delivering a powerful and impassioned address today to a joint session of the United...

Sep 18, 2014, 15:28 ET

AJC Diplomatic Outreach to World Leaders at UN General Assembly Opening

For the 24th consecutive year, AJC is engaging in substantive private meetings with the leaders of more than 70 countries, from every continent,...

Sep 18, 2014, 11:28 ET

AJC Partners with IsraAID to Assist Iraqi Christians, Yazidis

AJC is supporting IsraAID, a leading Israeli non-governmental relief organization, in delivering urgent humanitarian aid to beleaguered Christian...

Sep 18, 2014, 09:35 ET

AJC Urges Bolivia to Ensure Safety of Jewish Community

AJC called on Bolivian President Eva Morales to urgently take concrete measures to counter the rise in anti-Semitism, some of it violent, in the...

Sep 16, 2014, 12:32 ET

AJC Applauds EU-Ukraine Association Agreement

AJC applauds the simultaneous ratification by the European and Ukrainian Parliaments today of an association agreement that will bring Ukraine...

Sep 11, 2014, 15:29 ET

AJC: Anti-Semitism in France on Rise

 AJC France warned today that the dramatic rise in anti-Semitic incidents this year demands urgent attention and action. A new report from the...

Sep 11, 2014, 07:47 ET

AJC Praises New Greek Law on Racism, Holocaust Denial

 AJC welcomes adoption by the Greek Parliament of a new law to combat and penalize acts of racism and Holocaust denial. "This legislation is...

Sep 09, 2014, 14:58 ET

AJC Concludes Visit to Ukraine

 An AJC senior leadership delegation has concluded a three-day visit to Ukraine's capital. The group, led by AJC President Stanley Bergman...

Aug 25, 2014, 17:39 ET

Suddeutsche Zeitung, Top German Daily, Interviews AJC Executive Director David Harris

In a major interview with the influential German newspaper Suddeutsche Zeitung, AJC Executive Director David Harris presents his perspectives on...

Aug 07, 2014, 11:33 ET
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AJC: Christians, Yazidis Face ISIS Threats of Extermination

AJC is calling on world leaders to urgently focus on the rapidly deteriorating situation in Iraq, due to the advances of the ISIS terrorist...

Aug 03, 2014, 10:56 ET

AJC: Venezuelan Government Actions Endanger Jewish Community

 AJC is urging Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and his government to end immediately their incendiary statements against Israel, which have...

Aug 01, 2014, 23:33 ET
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AJC Praises U.S. Congress Approval of Iron Dome Funding

 AJC expresses its heartfelt appreciation to the United States Congress for approving additional funding for Israel's Iron Dome missile defense...

Jul 30, 2014, 11:42 ET
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AJC Urges Latin American Nations to Return Envoys to Israel

 AJC is urging several Latin American countries to reconsider their decision to recall their ambassadors from Israel. "There simply is no...

Jul 28, 2014, 16:17 ET
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AJC: Spanish Writer Antonio Gala's Dangerous Anti-Semitic Op-ed

 AJC is appalled by the anti-Semitic, threatening op-ed that renowned Spanish writer Antonio Gala wrote in El Mundo. "Shame on Antonio Gala...

Jul 26, 2014, 12:09 ET

Corrections on AJC, Erdogan Reporting

Errors in recent press coverage of a U.S. Jewish organization's award to Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan require immediate clarification and...

Jul 23, 2014, 15:24 ET
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AJC: UN Human Rights Council Condemns Israel, Absolves Hamas

 AJC is dismayed by the adoption of a UN Human Rights Council resolution that sharply criticizes Israel, while totally absolving Hamas of any...

Jul 22, 2014, 14:53 ET
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AJC Brief Supports Jerusalem Family's U.S. Passport Case

 For the third time AJC has filed an amicus brief in support of a Jerusalem family seeking to list Israel as their son's place of birth in his...

Jul 22, 2014, 10:12 ET
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AJC Welcomes Joint French, German, Italian Statement on Anti-Semitism

AJC welcomed today's powerful statement on European anti-Semitism by the foreign ministers of France, Germany and Italy. "At a time when 'Death...

Jul 21, 2014, 19:32 ET
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AJC Calls on EU Ministers to Convene Special Meeting on Anti-Semitism

AJC calls on the European Union to convene an extraordinary meeting of Justice and Home Affairs Ministers to address the wave of violence against...

Jul 21, 2014, 19:11 ET
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AJC Leadership Delegation Concludes Visit To Panama

An AJC leadership delegation has concluded a two-day visit to Panama. The trip was highlighted by a 90-minute private meeting with Panamanian...