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Dec 18, 2014, 15:24 ET

AJC Commends UN Resolution on Iran's Human Rights Violations

 AJC commends the adoption of a resolution by the UN General Assembly that expresses concern about "serious ongoing and recurring human rights...

Dec 17, 2014, 16:01 ET

AJC Welcomes Cuba's Release of Alan Gross

AJC welcomed the release of 65-year-old Alan Gross from a Cuban jail. Gross, an American Jew working in Cuba for the U.S. Agency for International...

Dec 17, 2014, 11:23 ET

AJC Dismayed by EU Court Decision on Hamas

AJC is dismayed by the decision of the European Union General Court to remove Hamas, for now at least, from the EU list of terrorist organizations,...

Dec 17, 2014, 09:20 ET

AJC: European Parliament Rejects Unconditional Recognition of Palestine

 The European Parliament today neutered a resolution on Palestinian statehood, refraining from calling for immediate recognition. The motion...

Dec 16, 2014, 12:38 ET

AJC Condemns Taliban Terror Attack in Pakistan

 AJC condemns the Taliban terror massacre of over 120 innocent people, almost all of them children, at a school in Peshawar, Pakistan, and...

Dec 15, 2014, 19:25 ET

AJC Joins Religious Liberty Brief in Supreme Court Case

AJC has joined with eight other civil rights and civil liberties organizations to urge the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a lower court decision...

Dec 15, 2014, 19:12 ET

AJC Expresses Sympathy and Solidarity with Australia

AJC expresses its deepest sympathy to the victims of the hostage crisis in Sydney, Australia, and solidarity with the Australian government in its...

Dec 15, 2014, 13:52 ET

AJC Delegation Concludes Visit to New Delhi

 An AJC Asia Pacific Institute (API) leadership delegation just concluded a three-day visit to Delhi. This was the second AJC visit to India...

Dec 14, 2014, 14:07 ET

AJC Welcomes Senate Confirmation of Rabbi Saperstein

AJC welcomes the Senate's confirmation on Friday of Rabbi David Saperstein as Ambassador-at-large for Religious Freedom. President Obama announced...

Dec 10, 2014, 15:04 ET

AJC Praises Polish Court's Removal of Ban on Kosher Slaughter

AJC today praised the Polish Constitutional Tribunal for invalidating the ban on kosher slaughter that had been in effect in Poland since the...

Dec 08, 2014, 14:48 ET

AJC Salutes OSCE Declaration on Anti-Semitism

AJC salutes the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) for adopting a new declaration on combating anti-Semitism at its...

Dec 07, 2014, 09:10 ET

AJC Delegation Concludes Visit to Paris

 An AJC delegation just concluded a two-day visit to the French capital. The visit followed two days of high-level meetings in Berlin. During...

Dec 05, 2014, 13:31 ET

AJC Welcomes Agreement on French Railway Compensation for Holocaust Survivors

AJC saluted a milestone agreement between the U.S. and France that will provide compensation to Holocaust survivors who were deported from France...

Dec 04, 2014, 14:16 ET

AJC Celebrates 20 Years of "Proven Partnership" with German Armed Forces

AJC marked 20 years of its pathbreaking partnership with the Bundeswehr (German Armed Forces) at a momentous ceremony in Berlin. The Wednesday...

Dec 03, 2014, 15:20 ET

AJC Urges U.S. Education Department to Ensure Title VI Grant Recipients Do Not Boycott Israel

AJC is urging the U.S. Department of Education to take steps to ensure that education institutions receiving Title VI government funding do not...

Dec 03, 2014, 10:51 ET

AJC: Firmer Action on Anti-Semitism Needed after Assault on French Jewish Couple

AJC is horrified by the brutal assault on a Jewish couple, an act of violence that French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve has labeled...

Dec 02, 2014, 13:53 ET

AJC Delegation Meets Bahrain's Foreign Minister

An AJC delegation met for more than an hour with Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, Foreign Minister of Bahrain. AJC, a leading global advocacy...

Dec 02, 2014, 12:13 ET

AJC: French Parliament Vote Hinders Search for Israeli-Palestinian Peace

The National Assembly, France's lower house of parliament, adopted today, by a vote of 339 to 151, a resolution urging the French government to...

Nov 30, 2014, 09:53 ET

AJC Condemns Arson Attack on Jerusalem Jewish-Arab School

AJC condemned the overnight arson attack on a Jewish-Arab school in Jerusalem.  A classroom at the bilingual Hand in Hand school was badly...

Nov 24, 2014, 15:27 ET

AJC Statement on the Extension of P5+1 Negotiations with Iran

In response to the recently announced extension of the P5+1 talks with Iran, AJC Executive Director David Harris made the following statement:...