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24 May, 2017, 16:17 ET Israeli Cabinet Minister Gilad Erdan to Address AJC Global Forum 2017

Gilad Erdan, a senior member of the Israeli Cabinet, will address the AJC Global Forum 2017 on the 50th anniversary of the Six-Day War. The AJC...


23 May, 2017, 11:41 ET AJC Praises President Trump's Affirmation of U.S.-Israel Bond

AJC saluted President Trump for his steadfast support of the U.S.-Israel relationship, Israeli security and its age-old quest for peace, the...


22 May, 2017, 16:19 ET Italy Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano to Address AJC Global Forum 2017

Angelino Alfano, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Italy, will address the AJC Global Forum 2017, which will take place June 4-6, in Washington, D.C....


21 May, 2017, 12:33 ET AJC Praises President Trump's Call on Muslim Nations to Confront Islamist Extremism

AJC praised President Trump for his clarion call on Muslim countries to take responsibility for leading the fight against Islamist extremism....


19 May, 2017, 13:03 ET AJC Praises House Adoption of Bill to Combat European Anti-Semitism

AJC, the global Jewish advocacy organization, praised the U.S. House of Representatives for adopting unanimously the Combating European...


18 May, 2017, 17:26 ET AJC Appalled by Venezuela President Maduro's Abuse of Jewish Narrative

AJC strongly criticized Venezuela President Maduro for using Nazi imagery to defend his regime against a growing wave of protesters. "We are the...


18 May, 2017, 16:05 ET Austria Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz to Address AJC Global Forum 2017

Sebastian Kurz, Foreign Minister of Austria, will address the AJC Global Forum 2017, which will take place June 4-6, in Washington, D.C. The AJC...


17 May, 2017, 16:51 ET 50 U.S. Governors Join AJC Initiative to Support Israel, Fight BDS

In a profound display of bipartisan unity across the country, all 50 U.S. governors and the Mayor of the District of Columbia have joined an AJC...


16 May, 2017, 13:11 ET AJC Honors Japanese Ambassador Hideo Sato

Ambassador Hideo Sato, a Japanese diplomat, was honored by AJC, the global Jewish advocacy organization, with its prestigious Madeline and Bruce...


16 May, 2017, 09:45 ET California Governor Jerry Brown Joins AJC Initiative Against BDS

AJC praised California Governor Jerry Brown for signing the Governors United Against BDS statement, an AJC initiative that governors across the...


12 May, 2017, 12:47 ET Latino Jewish Leadership Council Statement on Texas Senate Bill 4

The Latino Jewish Leadership Council (LJLC), a politically and professionally diverse group of prominent U.S. Latino and Jewish leaders convened by...


11 May, 2017, 10:36 ET AJC Convenes Meeting of African, Israeli UN Ambassadors

To further advance Africa-Israel ties, AJC's Africa Institute hosted a dinner meeting for 15 African ambassadors and the Israeli ambassador to the...


03 May, 2017, 17:11 ET AJC Praises President Trump's Efforts to Press Palestinians to Resume Peace Talks with Israel

AJC praised President Trump for his efforts to press Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to return to the direct, bilateral negotiations...


02 May, 2017, 17:50 ET AJC Urges Appellate Court to Uphold Ban on Immigration Executive Order

AJC is urging a federal appeals court to uphold an injunction against implementation of President Trump's Executive Order on Immigration, which...


02 May, 2017, 15:09 ET AJC Women's Leadership Board Honors Israeli Arab Doctor for Aiding Syrians

Dr. Masad Barhoum, Director General of the Galilee Medical Center, was honored by AJC with the global Jewish advocacy organization's International...


02 May, 2017, 11:53 ET Dan Schnur Named Director of AJC Los Angeles

AJC has appointed longtime political communications specialist and educator Dan Schnur as director of the global advocacy organization's Los...


02 May, 2017, 11:39 ET AJC Slams UNESCO Resolution on Israel, Praises Ten Countries That Opposed the Measure

AJC praised several UNESCO member states for voting against the organization's latest resolution attacking Israel. The measure was adopted today in...


01 May, 2017, 12:40 ET AJC Praises Senators' Hate Crimes Letter to Attorney General

AJC praised Senate Judiciary Committee members for asking Attorney General Jeff Sessions "to undertake effective action to address the increasing...


28 Apr, 2017, 16:27 ET AJC Delegation Meets Italian Foreign Minister

An AJC leadership delegation just concluded a two-day visit to Rome. The trip was highlighted by a meeting with Angelino Alfano, Foreign Minister...


27 Apr, 2017, 21:44 ET AJC Applauds Passage of Anti-BDS Legislation in Texas

AJC applauded final adoption of the Texas anti-BDS bill today in the state legislature. The State Senate passed the reconciliation measure...


25 Apr, 2017, 14:58 ET AJC Praises President Trump's Commitment to Fight Anti-Semitism, Holocaust Denial

AJC praised President Trump for his passionate address today at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum's National Days of Remembrance ceremony in the...


24 Apr, 2017, 16:17 ET AJC Delegation Meets Austrian Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Defense

A senior AJC delegation just concluded a two-day visit to Vienna. The 11-member group, led by AJC CEO David Harris and Co-Chair of the AJC Berlin...


22 Apr, 2017, 21:40 ET AJC Criticizes Pope Francis Reference to Concentration Camps

AJC criticized Pope Francis for calling places in Europe where migrants and refugees are being held "concentration camps." The Pope made his...


13 Apr, 2017, 20:15 ET AJC Urges Secretary of State to Appoint Anti-Semitism Special Envoy

AJC is urging Secretary of State Tillerson to fill without further delay the position of Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism. The...


11 Apr, 2017, 16:36 ET AJC Astonished by Spicer Remarks on Assad, Hitler and Chemical Weapons

"AJC is astonished by White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer's comment today that Adolph Hitler did not use chemical weapons. What did the Nazis...