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Mar 23, 2017, 17:17 ET AJC Mourns Passing of Cardinal William Keeler

AJC mourns the passing of Cardinal William Keeler, 14th Archbishop of Baltimore, long-time Moderator of Catholic-Jewish Relations for the United...


Mar 23, 2017, 10:38 ET UNESCO Ambassadors Visiting Israel with AJC Project Interchange and Israeli Ambassador Carmel Shama-Hacohen

Israeli Ambassador to UNESCO Carmel Shama-Hacohen is escorting a delegation of ambassadors to UNESCO on a trip to Israel, organized by AJC Project...


Mar 23, 2017, 10:37 ET AJC Global Forum to Honor Romanian President Iohannis

AJC will honor Klaus Iohannis, President of Romania, with its prestigious Light Unto the Nations Award at the AJC Global Forum 2017, which will...


Mar 16, 2017, 20:47 ET AJC Statement on President Trump's 2018 Budget Proposal

AJC is deeply concerned by President Trump's proposed 29 percent cut in funding to the State Department and USAID. "Without robust diplomacy and...


Mar 15, 2017, 13:26 ET Togo Foreign Minister Dussey to Address AJC Global Forum 2017

The foreign minister of Togo, Professor Robert Dussey, will address the AJC Global Forum 2017, which will take place June 4-6, in Washington,...


Mar 09, 2017, 15:21 ET Singapore's Foreign Minister Balakrishnan to Address AJC Global Forum 2017

Dr. Vivian Balakrishnan, Foreign Minister of Singapore, will address the AJC Global Forum 2017, which will take place June 4-6, in Washington, D.C....


Mar 07, 2017, 17:34 ET AJC Questions Ban on BDS Proponents Entering Israel

AJC is troubled by a new law, adopted by the Knesset yesterday, that will bar foreign nationals who have publicly expressed support for boycotting...


Mar 06, 2017, 19:15 ET AJC Statement on Revised Executive Order

AJC remains concerned by President Trump's revised executive order on immigration and refugees. While it should be noted that some of the worst...


Mar 03, 2017, 11:31 ET Warsaw Gala to Celebrate New AJC Central Europe Office

AJC will hold a gala in Warsaw on March 27 to celebrate the opening of Shapiro Silverberg AJC Central Europe, the global Jewish advocacy...


Mar 02, 2017, 14:44 ET Prominent U.S. Jews, Latinos Pledge Joint Action on Domestic, Foreign Policy

Founding members of the Latino Jewish Leadership Council (LJLC) gathered yesterday in Washington, D.C. for their first face-to-face meeting since...


Feb 28, 2017, 20:13 ET AJC Statement on President Trump's JCC Remarks

AJC is deeply troubled and puzzled by President Trump's recent comments about the wave of bomb threats against Jewish community centers across the...


Feb 27, 2017, 14:55 ET Latino-Jewish Leadership Council Convenes in Washington March 1

Members of the new national Latino-Jewish Leadership Council (LJLC) will gather for their first consultation on March 1, in the nation's capital....


Feb 25, 2017, 16:27 ET AJC Congratulates New DNC Head Tom Perez

AJC congratulates Tom Perez on his election to the chairmanship of the Democratic National Committee (DNC). Mr. Perez enters the job with a...


Feb 24, 2017, 14:03 ET AJC Praises Ambassador Haley's Strong Defense of Israel

In a letter to Ambassador Nikki Haley, the U.S. permanent representative to the UN, AJC expressed "profound appreciation" for her remarks following...


Feb 24, 2017, 13:51 ET AJC Deeply Concerned by New DHS Immigration Guidelines

AJC expressed deep concern over the new and sweeping immigration enforcement policies announced this week by the Department of Homeland Security...


Feb 22, 2017, 07:45 ET AJC Announces Keynote Speaker for Central Europe Office Gala: Former Latvian President Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga

AJC today announced that Dr. Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga, President of Latvia (1999-2007), will keynote its gala to launch the AJC Central Europe office...


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...