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Jun 01, 2015, 16:15 ET

AJC: Supreme Court Supports Muslim Denied Abercrombie Job

AJC welcomed the U.S. Supreme Court decision, by an 8-1 vote, in favor of an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission lawsuit filed on behalf of a...

Jun 01, 2015, 10:33 ET

Prime Minister of Ukraine to Address AJC Global Forum in Washington

Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk will address the AJC Global Forum's World Leaders Plenary on June 8 in Washington, D.C. "As stalwart...

May 29, 2015, 15:32 ET

AJC: Washington Supreme Court Decision on Anti-Israel Boycott

AJC praised the Washington State Supreme Court's rejection of a lower court ruling on a local Food Cooperative's boycott of Israeli goods. "The...

May 28, 2015, 11:33 ET

Secretary of State John Kerry to Address AJC Global Forum

 U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will address the AJC Global Forum 2015 on June 8, in Washington, D.C. The AJC Global Forum is the advocacy...

May 22, 2015, 14:28 ET

AJC Welcomes President Obama's Adas Israel Speech

AJC praised President Obama for his commitment to the Jewish people and to Israel, a devotion that he stated repeatedly is based on deeply held and...

May 21, 2015, 13:28 ET

AJC Applauds Appointment of Jews to German Anti-Semitism Commission

Following the intervention of AJC Berlin, the German government has expanded its recently formed blue-ribbon commission on anti-Semitism, adding...

May 21, 2015, 12:55 ET

AJC Celebrates 25th Anniversary of Enhanced Greek-Israeli Relations

AJC Executive Director David Harris issued the following statement today on the 25th anniversary of enhanced Greek-Israeli relations. "In 1990,...

May 20, 2015, 14:43 ET

AJC Celebrates 50 Years of German-Israeli Diplomatic Relations

 AJC was honored last night at an historic ceremony marking 50 years of German-Israeli diplomatic relations. The Tuesday evening program, held...

May 15, 2015, 15:17 ET

AJC Shocked by Demand to Remove Star of David from Holocaust Monument in Kavala, Greece

AJC just learned from our partner organization, the Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece (KIS), that municipal officials in Kavala have...

May 14, 2015, 18:38 ET

AJC Applauds House of Representatives Vote Regarding Iran Deal

 AJC applauded the U.S. House of Representatives for overwhelmingly passing, 400- 25, the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015. The House...

May 13, 2015, 12:58 ET

AJC: Vatican Recognition of Palestine Unhelpful for Quest for Peace

AJC regrets the announcement today that the Vatican will recognize the "State of Palestine." The diplomatic move is part of a treaty to be signed...

May 07, 2015, 16:42 ET

AJC: Senate Approves Congressional Review of Iran Nuclear Deal

AJC applauded the U.S. Senate for overwhelmingly passing, by a vote of 98-1, the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015. The bi-partisan bill,...

May 06, 2015, 17:12 ET

AJC Convenes 'Defining Moment for Europe' Conference on Anti-Semitism

 AJC has presented an action plan for European governments to address the intensifying crisis of anti-Semitism. The Call for Action came during...

May 04, 2015, 09:31 ET

AJC Names Campus Affairs Specialist

AJC has named Jacob Levkowicz as the global advocacy organization's newly-created Assistant Director of Campus Affairs. The position will address...

May 03, 2015, 10:14 ET

AJC Welcomes Belgium Government's Vow to Assure Jewish Security

AJC welcomed Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel's announcement that the government will commit the resources necessary to protect the country's...

Apr 29, 2015, 14:41 ET

AJC Supports IsraAID Relief Efforts in Nepal

 AJC is supporting IsraAID teams that are in Nepal responding to the devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake that left at least 5,000 dead in the...

Apr 27, 2015, 17:21 ET

U.S. Spanish-Language Media Elites in Israel with AJC's Project Interchange

A delegation of influential Latino journalists based in Miami, an important hub to Latin America and the Latino community, is currently in Israel...

Apr 22, 2015, 12:53 ET

AJC Remembers Armenian Victims of the Meds Yeghern

 On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide, AJC Executive Director David Harris issued the following statement: "This...

Apr 21, 2015, 14:00 ET

AJC Mourns Rabbi Elio Toaff of Rome

 AJC mourns the passing of Rabbi Elio Toaff, former Chief Rabbi of Rome. "He was a religious leader of great moral stature, a pioneer of...

Apr 20, 2015, 11:18 ET

AJC, Konrad Adenauer Foundation to Mark 35 Years of Partnership

In celebration of the 35th anniversary of German-Jewish collaboration between American Jewish Committee (AJC) and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation...