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Mar 24, 2015, 16:16 ET

Miami Entrepreneurs and Technology Innovators Visiting Israel, the "Start Up Nation," for Knowledge Exchange

A delegation of influential Miami entrepreneurs and leaders in the tech start-up community is in Israel with Project Interchange, an educational...

Mar 19, 2015, 09:48 ET

AJC: Rhodes Scholars from South Africa and U.S. Visiting Israel

Despite recent anti-Israel incidents on several university campuses, a delegation of Rhodes Scholars from South Africa and the United States is...

Mar 18, 2015, 17:02 ET

AJC: Murderous Jihadist Attack in Tunis

AJC extends heartfelt condolences to the Tunisian government and the victims of today's murderous Islamist terror attack at the National Bardo...

Mar 17, 2015, 17:04 ET

AJC Supporting to IsraAID Relief Efforts in Vanuatu

 AJC announced a grant to support IsraAID in providing humanitarian assistance and medical relief to the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu. The...

Mar 16, 2015, 12:06 ET

AJC Leaders Advocate Intensified U.S. Ties with Morocco, Tunisia

An AJC leadership delegation, in meetings with senior Moroccan officials, hailed the kingdom's economic and political progress and its critical...

Mar 13, 2015, 13:56 ET

AJC Praises University of California Leaders Response to Anti-Semitism on Campus

In a letter to University of California President Janet Napolitano and Board of Regents Chairman Bruce D. Varner, AJC has praised the UC leaders...

Mar 06, 2015, 15:22 ET

AJC Provides Support to IsraAID to Assist Israeli Trauma Experts in Jordan

AJC has announced a grant to support IsraAID in assisting Israeli trauma specialists working with their Jordanian counterparts aiding refugees from...

Mar 05, 2015, 18:46 ET

AJC Mourns Passing of Cardinal Edward Egan

AJC mourns the passing of His Eminence Cardinal Edward Egan and offers comfort and consolation to the leadership and constituents of the...

Mar 03, 2015, 13:59 ET

AJC: World Powers Should Heed Israel's Warnings on Iran

 AJC praised Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's clarion call for achieving the best possible deal to prevent a nuclear Iran....

Mar 01, 2015, 09:54 ET

AJC Strongly Rejects Shmuley Boteach Ad in New York Times

AJC Executive Director David Harris issued the following statement regarding a full-page ad in yesterday's New York Times, sponsored by Rabbi...

Feb 27, 2015, 15:06 ET

AJC Presents to European Parliament Action Plan to Fight Anti-Semitism

A senior American Jewish Committee (AJC) official urged European lawmakers to move immediately to develop an action plan to confront the rising...

Feb 27, 2015, 14:53 ET

AJC Mourns Passing of Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh

 AJC mourns the passing of Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, one of the most influential American Catholic leaders of our time. He distinguished...

Feb 23, 2015, 16:57 ET

AJC Welcomes U.S. Verdict Penalizing Palestinian Authority for Terrorism

AJC welcomed today's U.S. jury verdict against the Palestinian Authority and the PLO, holding the Palestinian leadership responsible for terror...

Feb 23, 2015, 16:24 ET

Pioneering Delegation of Latino Media and Entertainment Leaders in Israel

Top U.S. Latino Media and Entertainment leaders are visiting Israel this week in a pioneering initiative to explore joint ventures, scout location...

Feb 18, 2015, 19:19 ET

Danish Consul General Addresses AJC "Solidarity with Denmark" Event

Ambassador Jarl Frijs-Madsen, Consul General of Denmark in New York, addressed a special ceremony at AJC headquarters today to commemorate the...

Feb 18, 2015, 13:47 ET

AJC Anti-Semitism Expert Addresses White House Conference on Violent Extremism

Rabbi Andrew Baker, AJC Director of International Jewish Affairs, told the White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism today that Jews in...

Feb 17, 2015, 15:21 ET

AJC Appalled by ISIS Execution of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians

AJC is appalled by the ISIS execution of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians in Libya, the latest act of brutality from a terrorist organization that has...

Feb 15, 2015, 10:35 ET

AJC Deplores Fatal Attacks in Denmark

 AJC Executive Director David Harris called yesterday's attacks in Copenhagen, including against a synagogue, "deplorable and despicable acts...

Feb 12, 2015, 09:30 ET

AJC Hails Congressional Approval of Keystone XL Pipeline

AJC hailed the passage by both houses of Congress of legislation approving construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline, and urged President Obama to...

Feb 11, 2015, 15:42 ET

AJC Statement on Chapel Hill Murders

 AJC is shocked by the brutal murders of three Muslim students in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Deah Barakat, a student at the University of...