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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...

Feb 06, 2015, 08:19 ET

AJC Praises Uruguay for Expelling Iranian Diplomat

 AJC praised Uruguay for expelling a senior Iranian diplomat suspected of involvement with a bomb placed near Israel's embassy in Montevideo....

Feb 05, 2015, 14:26 ET

AJC Rejects Claims that Berlin Anti-Semitism is Exaggerated

AJC Berlin is disputing a new study by the Technical University's Center for Research on Anti-Semitism (ZfA) that charges Jewish and civil society...

Feb 04, 2015, 17:16 ET

AJC Delegation Concludes Visit to Ukraine

For the third time in the past ten months, an AJC leadership delegation has visited Ukraine's capital. During the two-day trip, the 12-person...

Feb 04, 2015, 09:07 ET

AJC Statement on Foreign Minister Baird's Resignation

AJC is deeply saddened by Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird's sudden announcement that he is resigning, effective immediately. He has served as...

Feb 03, 2015, 10:54 ET

AJC Delegation Visits Baku

An AJC leadership delegation just concluded a three-day visit to Azerbaijan's capital, the fifth in a series of visits since 2008 alone. The trip...

Feb 02, 2015, 14:52 ET

AJC Appalled by DePaul University Student Fundraiser for Palestinian Terrorist

 AJC is appalled by a DePaul University student group's plan to host a fundraiser for a Palestinian terrorist. The event is scheduled for...

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...