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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...

Jul 21, 2014, 14:54 ET
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AJC Helps Israeli Communities Build, Improve Bomb Shelters

AJC announced today two grants to communities in southern Israel that have endured many of the Hamas rockets and missiles. The towns, Ofakim and...

Jul 20, 2014, 16:13 ET
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AJC Outraged Over Turkish Leader's Provocative Rhetoric

 AJC expressed its outrage over the incendiary rhetoric of Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan, whose continuous verbal assaults on Israel have...

Jul 20, 2014, 10:59 ET
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AJC Praises French Prime Minister's Denunciation of Anti-Semitism

AJC praised French Prime Minister Manuel Valls today for his forthright denunciation of a pro-Palestinian rally in Paris—conducted in...

Jul 19, 2014, 10:01 ET
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AJC Welcomes Limited Extension in P5+1 Nuclear Talks with Iran

AJC welcomed the limited extension in the P5+1 nuclear talks with Iran announced early today in Vienna. "Iran's pursuit of nuclear weapons...

Jul 16, 2014, 13:20 ET
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U.S. Christian Leaders Begin Yearlong Study of Judaism in Israel

Eighteen American Christian leaders from across the United States, representing diverse religious institutions, have begun studying Judaism in the...

Jul 15, 2014, 10:31 ET

AJC: Another Reminder of Hamas Reality

After Israel's Security Cabinet agreed this morning to an Egyptian-brokered cease-fire, Hamas rejected it and continue to fire deadly missiles at...

Jul 15, 2014, 08:35 ET
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AJC Welcomes News of Gaza Cease-fire

 AJC welcomed today's decision by Israel's Security Cabinet to agree to an Egyptian-brokered cease-fire, in a diplomatic effort to end the...

Jul 14, 2014, 11:00 ET
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AJC Remembers Victims of 1994 AMIA Bombing

 AJC marks with deep sadness the 20th anniversary of the terror bombing of the AMIA Jewish community center in Buenos Aires. "The target was a...