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Feb 16, 2017, 16:20 ET AJC Dismayed by President Trump's Treatment of Reporter, Unwillingness to Address Issue of Anti-Semitism

AJC CEO David Harris issued the following statement, after President Donald J. Trump's press conference earlier today: During President Trump's...


Feb 15, 2017, 16:02 ET AJC Statement on Press Conference Featuring President Trump and Prime Minister Netanyahu

AJC welcomed the spirit of cooperation and friendship expressed at the press conference held today in Washington by President Trump and Israeli...


Feb 09, 2017, 10:07 ET AJC Statement on President Trump's Criticisms of Judicial Branch

AJC is deeply disturbed by the tenor of President Trump's public criticism of federal judges considering the legality of his executive order on...


Feb 06, 2017, 17:22 ET AJC Disappointed by Knesset Action Authorizing Illegal Settlement Outposts

AJC is deeply disappointed that the Knesset passed the Regulation Bill. The measure, adopted by a vote of 60-52, retroactively legalizes dozens of...


Feb 05, 2017, 09:00 ET AJC Urges Israeli Lawmakers to Reject Bill Authorizing Illegal Settlement Outposts

AJC is calling on Israeli legislators to reject the Regulation Bill, a proposed measure that would legalize settlement outposts in the West Bank...


Feb 04, 2017, 14:21 ET AJC Deplores Attack on Chicago Synagogue

AJC Chicago condemned an attack on the Loop Synagogue. Swastikas were placed at the front entrance and one of the synagogue's glass windows was...


Feb 03, 2017, 13:44 ET AJC Applauds President Trump's Response to Iran Missile Test

AJC applauded the Trump Administration's quick and firm response to the latest illicit Iranian test of a ballistic missile. The UN Security Council...


Feb 02, 2017, 18:03 ET AJC Urges President to Reconsider Plan to "Totally Destroy" Johnson Amendment

AJC urged President Trump to reconsider his proposal to "totally destroy" the Johnson Amendment, the longstanding bar to political activity by...


Feb 01, 2017, 07:47 ET AJC Meets with Israeli Prime Minister

A senior delegation of American Jewish Committee officials, led by John Shapiro, President, and David Harris, CEO, met today for an hour with...


Jan 30, 2017, 09:31 ET AJC Condemns Attack on Canada Mosque

AJC is appalled by the fatal attack on a mosque in Canada. Six people were killed and eight wounded in the assault during evening prayers at the...


Jan 27, 2017, 12:36 ET AJC Statement on Trump Administration Refugee Policy

AJC views with profound concern the Trump Administration's plans to pose unjustified new obstacles in the path of refugees and asylum...


Jan 26, 2017, 15:40 ET AJC Statement on Cancelled Meeting of Presidents Peña Nieto and Trump

AJC is deeply disappointed by the cancellation of the meeting between President Donald J. Trump and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto. The two...


Jan 26, 2017, 14:37 ET AJC on Possible Relocation of U.S. Embassy in Israel

Amidst recent news reports and commentary on the merits and likelihood of the United States possibly moving its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to...


Jan 26, 2017, 12:07 ET AJC, Shalom Hartman Institute Host Christian Scholars Symposium in Atlanta

Prominent Christian leaders and scholars from across North America are gathering in Atlanta, Georgia, January 27- 29, for the third Christian...


Jan 25, 2017, 12:17 ET AJC on Israeli Settlements Construction

In response to the announcement the Israeli government has authorized the construction of 2,500 new housing units in West Bank settlements, AJC CEO...


Jan 17, 2017, 17:42 ET AJC Provides Questions for Nikki Haley Confirmation Hearing

In advance of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the confirmation of Nikki Haley as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, AJC...


Jan 15, 2017, 17:56 ET AJC on Paris Peace Conference

Following today's gathering in Paris of representatives of 70 countries to discuss the Israeli-Palestinian issue, AJC CEO David Harris issued the...


Jan 12, 2017, 14:08 ET AJC Lanza el Concejo de Líderes Latinos y Judíos

Nueva York – Un grupo de prominentes judíos y latinos en los Estados Unidos ha establecido el Concejo de Líderes Latinos y Judíos (LJLC, por sus...


Jan 12, 2017, 10:33 ET AJC Launches Latino Jewish Leadership Council

A prominent group of national U.S. Jews and Latinos has established the Latino Jewish Leadership Council (LJLC). Convened by AJC, the new national...


Jan 11, 2017, 18:00 ET AJC Provides Questions for Mattis Confirmation Hearing

In advance of the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on the confirmation of James N. Mattis as Secretary of Defense, AJC submitted a series of...


Jan 11, 2017, 14:22 ET AJC Hails Israeli Supreme Court Decision on Women's Access to Western Wall

AJC hails today's decision by Israel's Supreme Court affirming the rights of women at the Western Wall in Jerusalem, Judaism's holiest site. The...


Jan 09, 2017, 09:17 ET Jewish Religious Equality Coalition Visits Israel for Pluralism Advocacy

The Jewish Religious Equality Coalition (J-REC) is visiting Israel to advocate for religious pluralism. Created and led by AJC, J-REC is a...


Jan 07, 2017, 18:39 ET AJC Welcomes MLA Rejection of Proposal to Boycott Israel

AJC welcomed the rejection today by the Modern Language Association (MLA) of a resolution to boycott Israeli academic institutions. The proposed...


Jan 04, 2017, 16:39 ET AJC Urges Immediate Implementation of Kotel Compromise

AJC is calling on Israeli leaders to implement without further delay the government-approved agreement on pluralistic prayer at the Western Wall...


Dec 28, 2016, 19:27 ET AJC Reacts to Kerry Speech on Israeli-Palestinian Peace

AJC attended today's Washington address by Secretary of State John Kerry on the pursuit of Israeli-Palestinian peace, and issued the...