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Jul 31, 2015, 10:57 ET

AJC Strongly Condemns Fatal Arson Attack on West Bank Palestinian Family

 AJC condemns in the strongest possible terms the fatal arson attack on a Palestinian family in the West Bank village of Duma, that left an...

Jul 22, 2015, 13:16 ET

AJC Applauds Italy Prime Minister Renzi's Remarks in Israel

 AJC applauded Italian Prime Minster Matteo Renzi for his stirring expressions of support for Israel and the Italian-Israeli relationship...

Jul 20, 2015, 16:18 ET

Elite African Business Leaders in Israel to Meet with Counterparts in Finance, Technology and Energy Industries

 A delegation of influential African business leaders is in Israel with AJC's Project Interchange (PI) and Africa Institute to learn about the...

Jul 17, 2015, 11:40 ET

AJC: Suspected Jihadist Murders Four U.S. Marines

AJC mourns with our nation the killing of four unarmed U.S. Marines, who were murdered in cold blood in Chattanooga, Tennessee, by an assailant...

Jul 16, 2015, 15:04 ET

AJC Remembers Victims of 1994 AMIA Bombing

As the 21st anniversary of the deadly terror attack on the AMIA Jewish community center in Buenos Aires approaches, AJC remembers the victims, and...

Jul 14, 2015, 07:40 ET

AJC Urges Thorough Congressional Scrutiny of Iran Deal

The announcement today of a deal between the P5+1, led by the United States, and Iran on its nuclear program culminates intense and difficult...

Jul 13, 2015, 17:13 ET

AJC Applauds California Legislature Action on Campus Anti-Semitism

AJC applauds the California State Legislature resolution urging "each University of California (UC) campus to adopt a resolution condemning all...

Jul 13, 2015, 14:49 ET

AJC Mourns Death of German Parliamentarian Philipp Missfelder

 AJC mourns the passing of Philipp Missfelder, a leading member of Chancellor Merkel's Christian Democratic Union, and a strong advocate for...

Jul 13, 2015, 13:07 ET

AJC: Rising Anti-Semitism in France Surges Since January

 AJC called the latest French report on anti-Semitism "deeply troubling and another wake-up call" for France. During the first five months of...

Jul 10, 2015, 11:52 ET

AJC: Massive Rallies against Israel, U.S. Are Chilling Reminders of Iran's Worldview

AJC called today's mass demonstrations across Iran against Israel and the U.S. a stark reminder that Tehran remains implacably...

Jul 09, 2015, 13:50 ET

AJC Deplores UNESCO World Heritage Report on Israel

AJC deplores the condemnation of Israel by UNESCO's World Heritage Committee. Meeting in Bonn, Germany, the committee voted 13 to 2, with 5...

Jul 07, 2015, 15:43 ET

AJC Delegation Visits Cairo, Amman

In high-level meetings days after deadly attacks in Sinai and Heliopolis, AJC expressed its solidarity with Egypt in the fight against Islamist...

Jul 06, 2015, 12:58 ET

AJC Launches Mayors United Against Anti-Semitism

U.S. mayors across the country are joining an AJC initiative calling on their European counterparts to publicly address and take concrete actions...

Jul 03, 2015, 18:51 ET

AJC Slams UN Human Rights Council's Latest Assault on Israel

AJC Executive Director David Harris, in his Huffington Post and The Times of Israel blogs, castigates the UN Human Rights Council for singling out...

Jul 02, 2015, 15:46 ET

AJC: Episcopal Church Rejects BDS Against Israel

AJC commends the Episcopal Church for rejecting calls for divesting from companies doing business with Israel and for boycotting Israeli products....

Jul 01, 2015, 20:24 ET

AJC Mourns Passing of Sir Nicholas Winton

 AJC mourns the passing of Sir Nicholas Winton, the Englishman who saved hundreds of children from the Nazis during the Holocaust. "Nicholas...

Jul 01, 2015, 14:44 ET

AJC Donation to Help Rebuild Church in Israel

 AJC has made a donation to the Elijah Interfaith Institute to help restore the Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Churches. "The...

Jun 30, 2015, 12:15 ET

AJC: United Church of Christ Undermines Israeli-Palestinian Peace Prospects

AJC denounced the United Church of Christ (UCC) adoption of a policy resolution accusing Israel of blocking efforts to achieve peace with the...

Jun 28, 2015, 08:55 ET

AJC Leads Pathbreaking Memorials at Holocaust Mass Grave Sites in Ukraine

 An international coalition of organizations led by AJC will dedicate memorials at five Holocaust mass grave sites in Ukraine in a series of...

Jun 26, 2015, 14:38 ET

AJC Hails Supreme Court Ruling on Same-Sex Marriage

 AJC saluted the historic U.S. Supreme Court decision recognizing that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry. AJC had filed an...