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Sep 20, 2017, 11:04 ET AJC Applauds German Government's Adoption of Anti-Semitism "Working Definition"

AJC welcomes the German government decision to adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) Working Definition of Anti-Semitism...


Sep 13, 2017, 09:26 ET AJC 2017 Survey of American Jewish Opinion on U.S., Global Issues

AJC's Annual Survey of American Jewish Opinion indicates widespread dissatisfaction with President Trump's performance in office, and a significant...


Sep 11, 2017, 11:46 ET U.S. Mayors Visiting Israel, Exploring Areas for Bilateral Cooperation

A bipartisan delegation of U.S. mayors is visiting Israel with AJC (American Jewish Committee) Project Interchange for intensive dialogue and...


Sep 06, 2017, 14:01 ET AJC Deplores Jerusalem Chief Rabbi Amar's Attack on Reform Jews

AJC deplores Jerusalem Chief Rabbi Shlomo Amar's incendiary attack on Reform Jews, saying they "deny more than Holocaust deniers." Amar, who has...


Sep 05, 2017, 12:36 ET AJC Condemns Presidential Action Against DACA

AJC condemned President Trump's decision to terminate DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. "'Dismantling DACA is a...


Sep 05, 2017, 09:17 ET Agnieszka Markiewicz Named Director of AJC Central Europe

Agnieszka Markiewicz has been named Director of the AJC Central Europe Office in Warsaw. Markiewicz, a native of Poland, has been serving as Acting...


Aug 29, 2017, 16:45 ET AJC Welcomes Retention of U.S. Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism

AJC praised the announcement by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson that the Administration plans to retain the position of Special Envoy to Monitor...


Aug 29, 2017, 15:54 ET AJC Donates Funds for Houston Relief Efforts

AJC today announced a grant of $34,000 to aid the victims of the ravaging floods in Texas, which have led to deaths and left tens of thousands...


Aug 26, 2017, 09:57 ET AJC Deplores Shameful Pardon of Sheriff Arpaio

AJC deplored the presidential pardon of former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio. "President Trump's pardon of Sheriff Arpaio is shameful," said AJC CEO...


Aug 24, 2017, 16:32 ET AJC National Affairs Director Addresses Global Religious Freedom Conference

Addressing the International Religious Freedom Association (IRFA), Richard Foltin, AJC's Director of National and Legislative Affairs, warned that...


Aug 24, 2017, 09:31 ET Muslim-Jewish Advisory Council Launches Dallas Branch

The Muslim-Jewish Advisory Council has launched a regional branch in Texas, the third local council since the national group was established on...


Aug 23, 2017, 12:12 ET AJC Supports IsraAID Relief Efforts in Nepal

AJC, the global Jewish advocacy organization, is supporting IsraAID in responding to the devastating floods and landslides that left at least 120...


Aug 21, 2017, 10:53 ET Latino and Jewish Leaders United Against Violence, Racism and Anti-Semitism

Members of the Latino Jewish Leadership Council (LJLC) strongly denounce the violence, hatred and anti-Semitism displayed by white supremacists,...


Aug 04, 2017, 11:31 ET AJC Urges Poland to Apprehend Attackers of Israelis

AJC is urging the Polish government to use all available resources to apprehend and bring to justice the individuals responsible for violently...


Jul 13, 2017, 10:51 ET Latino-Jewish Leadership Council Convenes in Washington for Day of Advocacy

Members of the Latino-Jewish Leadership Council (LJLC) gathered for two days of advocacy meetings in the nation's capital. LJLC, convened by AJC,...


Jul 10, 2017, 19:54 ET AJC Deplores Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Defamation of Israel

AJC deplores the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) resolution on Palestinian children who have been detained by Israel after engaging in...


Jul 10, 2017, 13:32 ET AJC Delegation Concludes Visit to Warsaw

An AJC leadership delegation just concluded a three-day visit to Poland. The trip was highlighted by the group's attendance, at the invitation of...


Jul 06, 2017, 13:56 ET AJC, with Indian American Partners, Greets India's Modi on His Historic Visit to Israel

A decades-long AJC initiative to establish a trilateral alliance of India, Israel and the United States took historic steps toward fulfillment this...


Jul 03, 2017, 11:36 ET AJC: United Church of Christ Continues Demonization of Israel

AJC denounced the United Church of Christ (UCC) for adopting a resolution that criticizes Israel but ignores Palestinian leadership responsibility...


Jul 02, 2017, 12:38 ET Nine UN Ambassadors Visiting Israel with Israeli Ambassador Danny Danon and AJC CEO David Harris

Israel's Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon is escorting a delegation of ambassadors to the UN on a trip to Israel, organized by AJC Project...


Jun 30, 2017, 10:49 ET AJC Delegation Meets Rwanda President, Foreign Minister in Kigali

An AJC senior leadership delegation met with Rwanda President Paul Kagame and Foreign Minister Louise Mushikiwabo during a four-day visit to the...


Jun 30, 2017, 09:48 ET AJC Calls on Knesset Members to Reject Conversion Bill

AJC is urging Israeli lawmakers to reject a bill that will fortify the Orthodox monopoly on conversions conducted in Israel. Knesset consideration...


Jun 28, 2017, 12:13 ET AJC Urges World Heritage Committee to Reject Hebron Resolution

AJC is calling on UNESCO World Heritage Committee member states to reject a proposal to register the Old City of Hebron and the Cave of the...


Jun 26, 2017, 18:53 ET AJC Welcomes Supreme Court Decision to Consider Immigration Executive Order

AJC welcomed the United States Supreme Court decision to hear oral argument on the legality of President Trump's Executive Order of March 6,...


Jun 26, 2017, 17:16 ET AJC Statement on Hungarian Prime Minister Orban's Praise for Miklos Horthy

AJC voices its strong disagreement with the remarks offered by Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban in which he described the wartime Fascist...