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Jan 30, 2015, 13:05 ET

AJC Addresses Moldova Holocaust Commemorations

 An AJC official addressed a Holocaust memorial ceremony and conference marking the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. It...

Jan 29, 2015, 17:06 ET

AJC Praises Senate Committee Adoption of Iran Sanctions Bill

AJC praised the U.S. Senate Banking Committee for passing, with strong bipartisan support, a bill that will set the stage to impose additional...

Jan 29, 2015, 11:56 ET

AJC, Shalom Hartman Institute Host Christian Scholars Symposium in Tampa

Prominent Christian leaders and scholars from across North America are gathering in Tampa, Florida, January 30-February 1, for the second Christian...

Jan 27, 2015, 11:47 ET

AJC Welcomes French President Hollande's Renewed Call to Combat Anti-Semitism

AJC welcomed French President François Hollande's renewed call for a government action plan to combat anti-Semitism in France. Speaking at...

Jan 26, 2015, 18:22 ET

AJC Heralds President Obama's Visit to India

 AJC heralded President Obama's visit to India as a significant step in furthering relations between the world's oldest and largest...

Jan 26, 2015, 15:59 ET

AJC Remembers Victims, Survivors on International Holocaust Remembrance Day

AJC Executive Director will attend, as a member of the U.S. presidential delegation led by Secretary of the Treasury Jacob Lew, the commemoration...

Jan 26, 2015, 09:18 ET

AJC Congratulates Syriza Leader on Greek Elections Victory

 AJC congratulated Alexis Tsipras, head of the Syriza political party, which convincingly won Greece's national elections yesterday. Tsipras...

Jan 19, 2015, 12:21 ET

AJC Welcomes Japanese Prime Minister Abe's Visit to Israel

AJC warmly welcomes Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit to Israel. It is the first trip to Israel by a Japanese prime minister since 2006,...

Jan 19, 2015, 09:59 ET

UPDATED -- AJC: Alberto Nisman Death Tragedy for AMIA Justice

 AJC is shocked by the death of Alberto Nisman, the Argentina Special Prosecutor investigating the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish community...

Jan 19, 2015, 09:06 ET

AJC: Alberto Nisman Death Tragedy for AMIA Justice

AJC is shocked by the death of Alberto Nisman, the Argentina Special Prosecutor investigating the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish community center...

Jan 15, 2015, 17:24 ET

AJC Asia Pacific Institute Names New Representatives in China, India, Japan

AJCs pioneering Asia Pacific Institute (API) is expanding its engagement in the region with the appointment of new representatives based in Hong...

Jan 15, 2015, 16:29 ET

AJC Condemns Erdogan's Unbridled, Dangerous Attacks on Israel

 AJC denounced Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for his ongoing diatribes against Israel and hateful, personal attacks targeting Prime...

Jan 14, 2015, 08:49 ET

White House Chief of Staff, French Ambassador Address AJC Solidarity Gathering for French Jews

More than 700 people gathered at Congregation Adas Israel for an AJC program of solidarity with France's Jewish community and memorial for the 17...

Jan 13, 2015, 11:43 ET

AJC Urges Congressman Weber to Apologize

AJC Executive Director David Harris issued the following statement regarding Congressman Randy Weber's outrageous tweet: "The notion that...

Jan 12, 2015, 19:42 ET

Senior French, U.S. Officials Address AJC Memorial Ceremony for French Terror Victims

U.S. Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power, French Ambassador to the UN Francois Delattre, and Consul General of France in New York Bertrand...

Jan 09, 2015, 13:44 ET

AJC: Multiple Terror Attacks Wake-Up Call to Radical Islam Threat to France

AJC Paris called for stepped up efforts to combat Islamist terrorism in France as violent attacks in Paris over the past two days expanded to a...

Jan 08, 2015, 12:04 ET

AJC Criticizes Self-Censorship of Charlie Hebdo Cartoons

 AJC criticized the decision by key media outlets in Great Britain and the United States—such as the London Daily Telegraph, the New York...

Jan 07, 2015, 08:59 ET

AJC Appalled by Deadly Terror Attack on French Newspaper

AJC is appalled by the terrorist attack on the office of a French newspaper. At least 12 are dead, and several of the wounded are in critical...

Jan 01, 2015, 09:51 ET

AJC Urges HarperCollins to Ensure Maps Include Israel

AJC welcomed an apology from HarperCollins for excluding Israel from one of its map books, and urged the global publishing house to do an immediate...

Dec 31, 2014, 15:49 ET

AJC Denounces Palestinian Move for ICC Membership

AJC denounced Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas's application for International Criminal Court (ICC) membership as an unconscionable...