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Apr 17, 2015, 16:29 ET

AJC Mourns Passing of Cardinal George

AJC mourns the passing of His Eminence Cardinal Francis George and offers comfort and consolation to the leadership and parishioners of the...

Apr 17, 2015, 12:08 ET

AJC Praises French Government Plan to Combat Anti-Semitism

PARIS, April 17, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC praised the French government for launching a comprehensive plan to fight...

Apr 16, 2015, 15:50 ET

UN Launch of AJC's Jacob Blaustein Institute Manual on Genocide Prevention

A new manual on genocide prevention prepared by AJC's Jacob Blaustein Institute for the Advancement of Human Rights (JBI) was launched at...

Apr 15, 2015, 16:19 ET

AJC Delegation Concludes Visit to Chile

An AJC senior leadership delegation just concluded a two-day visit to Santiago. The 17-member group was led by AJC Executive Director David...

Apr 14, 2015, 19:01 ET

AJC Applauds Bipartisan Compromise to Ensure Congressional Review of Iran Deal

 AJC applauded the Senate Foreign Relations Committee for unanimously passing today the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015 and...

Apr 13, 2015, 19:11 ET

AJC Delegation Concludes Visit to Uruguay

A senior AJC leadership delegation just concluded a two-day visit to Uruguay. The 17-member group was led by AJC Executive Director David Harris,...

Apr 08, 2015, 17:00 ET

AJC Praises Conviction of Boston Marathon Bomber

AJC praised a federal jury for convicting Dzhokhar Tsarnaev of carrying out the deadly terrorist bombings at the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013....

Apr 02, 2015, 20:10 ET

AJC Statement on Tentative Iranian Nuclear Deal

AJC issued the following statement after the announcement of a framework nuclear deal between the P5+1, led by the United States, and...

Apr 02, 2015, 11:47 ET

AJC Deplores Denial of Insurance for Brussels Jewish School

AJC is outraged by a Belgian insurance company's refusal to renew insurance for a Jewish kindergarten in Brussels. The firm denied the school's...

Apr 01, 2015, 17:08 ET

AJC Statement on Senator Robert Menendez

AJC issued the following statement today upon the announcement that a federal grand jury in Newark, N.J., has indicted Senator Robert...

Apr 01, 2015, 16:40 ET

AJC: Spain Strengthens Punishment for Anti-Semitism

AJC welcomes Spanish parliamentary action to strengthen punishment for anti-Semitic acts and rhetoric. "Spain has taken a significant step in the...

Mar 30, 2015, 16:13 ET

AJC Urges Virginia Bar to Reconsider Cancelled Israel Visit

AJC is urging the Virginia State Bar to reconsider its decision to cancel plans to hold its 2015 Midyear Legal Seminar in Israel. The cancellation,...

Mar 24, 2015, 16:16 ET

Miami Entrepreneurs and Technology Innovators Visiting Israel, the "Start Up Nation," for Knowledge Exchange

A delegation of influential Miami entrepreneurs and leaders in the tech start-up community is in Israel with Project Interchange, an educational...

Mar 19, 2015, 09:48 ET

AJC: Rhodes Scholars from South Africa and U.S. Visiting Israel

Despite recent anti-Israel incidents on several university campuses, a delegation of Rhodes Scholars from South Africa and the United States is...

Mar 18, 2015, 17:02 ET

AJC: Murderous Jihadist Attack in Tunis

AJC extends heartfelt condolences to the Tunisian government and the victims of today's murderous Islamist terror attack at the National Bardo...

Mar 17, 2015, 17:04 ET

AJC Supporting to IsraAID Relief Efforts in Vanuatu

 AJC announced a grant to support IsraAID in providing humanitarian assistance and medical relief to the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu. The...

Mar 16, 2015, 12:06 ET

AJC Leaders Advocate Intensified U.S. Ties with Morocco, Tunisia

An AJC leadership delegation, in meetings with senior Moroccan officials, hailed the kingdom's economic and political progress and its critical...

Mar 13, 2015, 13:56 ET

AJC Praises University of California Leaders Response to Anti-Semitism on Campus

In a letter to University of California President Janet Napolitano and Board of Regents Chairman Bruce D. Varner, AJC has praised the UC leaders...

Mar 06, 2015, 15:22 ET

AJC Provides Support to IsraAID to Assist Israeli Trauma Experts in Jordan

AJC has announced a grant to support IsraAID in assisting Israeli trauma specialists working with their Jordanian counterparts aiding refugees from...

Mar 05, 2015, 18:46 ET

AJC Mourns Passing of Cardinal Edward Egan

AJC mourns the passing of His Eminence Cardinal Edward Egan and offers comfort and consolation to the leadership and constituents of the...