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17:30 ET

AJC Supports Knesset Passage of Conversion Bill

AJC supports the conversion bill introduced by MK Elazar Stern of the Hatnua Party, headed by Justice Minister Tzipi Livni. Hatnua has pledged to...

12:43 ET

AJC Urges Restoration of U.S. Aid to Egypt

An AJC delegation, after three days of high-level consultations, urged accelerated steps to normalize strategic relations between the United States...

09:57 ET

AJC Delegation Concludes Visit to Tokyo

An eight-member AJC leadership delegation has concluded a three-day visit to Tokyo. The trip marked the second AJC visit to Japan in the past four...

Oct 20, 2014, 17:33 ET

AJC: Shame on the Metropolitan Opera for Staging "Death of Klinghoffer"

AJC is delivering a firm message tonight at a demonstration outside the Metropolitan Opera to protest its staging of the "Death of Klinghoffer."...

Oct 20, 2014, 13:41 ET

AJC Praises NYPD for Arrest in Assault of Brooklyn Jewish Leader

 AJC praised the New York Police Department for apprehending the suspect, Shawn Schraeder, in the brutal beating of Leonard Petlakh, executive...

Oct 17, 2014, 17:20 ET

AJC Applauds Action to Put Golden Dawn Leadership on Trial for Criminal Activity

AJC applauded a Greek state prosecutor's decision to bring to trial leaders of the neo-Nazi political party Golden Dawn. "Prime Minister Samaras...

Oct 14, 2014, 09:50 ET

AJC Deplores Attack on West Bank Mosque

 AJC condemned an overnight attack on a mosque in the West Bank village of Aqraba. Graffiti, including the words "price tag" and the name of a...

Oct 02, 2014, 12:40 ET

AJC: Iran Conference Promotes Hatred of Jews, Israel

AJC called on the U.S. and European governments to strongly condemn an international gathering in Tehran promoting hatred of Jews and Israel. The...

Oct 02, 2014, 10:47 ET

AJC Joins with IsraAID to Assist Ebola Victims in Africa

AJC is providing assistance via IsraAID, a leading Israeli non-governmental relief organization, to Ebola victims in Africa. "The Ebola epidemic...

Oct 01, 2014, 14:10 ET

UPDATE: AJC Honors Philip Murphy for Strengthening German-American Jewish Understanding

AJC honored Ambassador Philip Murphy with its prestigious "Ernst Cramer Award for Outstanding Contributions to German-American Jewish...

Oct 01, 2014, 12:01 ET

AJC Honors Phil Murphy for Strengthening German-American Jewish Understanding.

AJC honored Ambassador Phil Murphy with its prestigious "Ernst Cramer Award for Outstanding Contributions to German-American Jewish...

Sep 29, 2014, 16:47 ET

AJC Applauds Israeli Prime Minister's Eloquent UN Speech

AJC hailed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's address today to the UN General Assembly. "Prime Minister Netanyahu powerfully spoke truth...

Sep 29, 2014, 09:43 ET

AJC Honors Stanley M. Bergman and Bergman Family for Global Interfaith Leadership

 AJC honored Stanley M. Bergman and his family with its prestigious Global Interfaith Leadership Award. The award was presented at a New York...

Sep 28, 2014, 09:15 ET

AJC Honored by Cyprus Federation of America

At a gala dinner in New York attended by hundreds of leaders of the Hellenic-American community and top Cypriot and Greek officials, AJC was...

Sep 26, 2014, 16:22 ET

AJC: President Abbas, in UN Speech, Undermines Peace Prospects Yet Again

 AJC called Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas's address to the UN General Assembly a rhetorical cocktail of hatred, deceit and...

Sep 24, 2014, 13:36 ET

AJC Praises President Obama's Call on Arab, Muslim Nations to Counter Sources of Violent Extremism

AJC praised President Obama's call on Arab and Muslim countries to collectively address the sources of violent extremism raging across much of the...

Sep 19, 2014, 10:03 ET

AJC: Met Production of Death of Klinghoffer Will Glorify Terrorism

AJC voiced profound disappointment regarding the Metropolitan Opera commitment to proceed with Death of Klinghoffer. The Met premier of this...

Sep 18, 2014, 15:39 ET

AJC Praises Ukraine President Address to U.S. Congress

 AJC praised Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko for delivering a powerful and impassioned address today to a joint session of the United...

Sep 18, 2014, 15:28 ET

AJC Diplomatic Outreach to World Leaders at UN General Assembly Opening

For the 24th consecutive year, AJC is engaging in substantive private meetings with the leaders of more than 70 countries, from every continent,...

Sep 18, 2014, 11:28 ET

AJC Partners with IsraAID to Assist Iraqi Christians, Yazidis

AJC is supporting IsraAID, a leading Israeli non-governmental relief organization, in delivering urgent humanitarian aid to beleaguered Christian...