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Feb 07, 2016, 09:32 ET

AJC Condemns Terror Attack on West Bank Synagogue

 AJC condemned an overnight arson attack on a West Bank synagogue. "Malicious destruction of Torah scrolls and prayer books is an outrageous...

Jan 27, 2016, 09:43 ET

AJC Supports Kotel Religious Equality Bill

 AJC strongly urges Knesset passage of a proposed bill permitting egalitarian non-Orthodox prayer services (tefillot) at the southern side of...

Jan 25, 2016, 10:22 ET

London Mayor Johnson Joins AJC Campaign Against Anti-Semitism

London Mayor Boris Johnson has signed on to Mayors United Against Anti-Semitism, an AJC (American Jewish Committee) initiative calling on municipal...

Jan 24, 2016, 09:16 ET

AJC Outraged by Anti-Israel Protests at Creating Change LGBTQ Conference

  AJC is outraged that a pro-Israel LGBTQ organization's peaceful reception at the national Creating Change conference was invaded by...

Jan 17, 2016, 08:24 ET

AJC Condemns Attack on Jerusalem Church

AJC is outraged by the overnight attack on the Church of the Dormition in Jerusalem. "Christians to Hell" and other hateful, threatening graffiti...

Jan 17, 2016, 08:23 ET

AJC Iran "Implementation Day" Statement

AJC takes note of the announcement by the parties to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) that the progress made regarding the...

Jan 16, 2016, 10:57 ET

AJC Delegation Visits Warsaw, Meets with President of Poland

During a visit to Poland, an AJC leadership delegation held a series of meetings with government officials. The trip was highlighted by a private,...

Jan 14, 2016, 10:42 ET

AJC Delegation Visits Latvia

An AJC leadership delegation just concluded a two-day visit to Latvia, where they had an hour-long meeting with President Raimonds...

Jan 13, 2016, 12:24 ET

AJC Mourns Passing of Indian General, Jewish Leader Jack Jacob

 AJC mourns the passing in New Delhi today of the Indian soldier and statesman Lt. Gen. (ret.) J.F.R. Jacob, 92, for decades the most prominent...

Jan 13, 2016, 11:28 ET

AJC Denounces Methodist Church Pension Board Boycott of Israeli Banks

 AJC criticized the United Methodist Church (UMC) Pension Board decision to terminate its investments in five Israeli banks. The action was...

Jan 13, 2016, 09:40 ET

AJC Delegation Visits Lithuania

An AJC leadership delegation just concluded a visit to Lithuania. The seven-member group, led by AJC Chief Executive Officer David Harris and...

Jan 11, 2016, 12:53 ET

AJC Delegation Visits Estonia

An AJC leadership delegation just concluded a two-day visit to Estonia. The five-member group, led by AJC Executive Director David Harris, met...

Jan 10, 2016, 10:29 ET

AJC Welcomes American Historical Association Rejection of Anti-Israel Resolution

 AJC praised American Historical Association (AHA) members for firmly rejecting a resolution that blatantly targeted Israel. The measure...

Jan 10, 2016, 10:23 ET

AJC Condemns Attack on Catholic Cemetery

AJC condemns the desecration of the Catholic cemetery in Beit Jamal (near Beit Shemesh) and trusts that Israeli police will apprehend and bring to...

Jan 07, 2016, 16:24 ET

AJC's Andrew Baker Reappointed to Key OSCE Post on Anti-Semitism

Rabbi Andrew Baker, AJC's director of International Jewish Affairs, has been reappointed Personal Representative on Combating Anti-Semitism for the...

Jan 05, 2016, 14:00 ET

AJC Statement on Proposed Israeli NGO Law

The controversial draft Israeli NGO "transparency" legislation draws attention to a vexing problem – well-financed foreign involvement in the...

Jan 05, 2016, 10:21 ET

AJC Issues New Publication Explaining Arab-Israeli Conflict

AJC today issued a new publication, Israel and the Arab-Israeli Conflict: A Brief Guide for the Perplexed, written by Executive Director David...

Jan 01, 2016, 10:51 ET

AJC Reacts to Deadly Attack in Tel Aviv

A heinous attack in the heart of Tel Aviv has resulted in two fatalities and at least seven people wounded, several in critical condition. "Given...

Dec 28, 2015, 13:03 ET

AJC Welcomes President Rivlin's Denunciation of Violence Against Minorities

AJC welcomes Israeli President Reuven Rivlin's strong condemnation of any act of hostility toward people based on their religious or ethnic...

Dec 22, 2015, 14:06 ET

AJC Praises President Obama's Signing of Hezbollah Sanctions Bill

AJC praised President Obama for signing the Hezbollah International Financing Prevention Act, which was adopted unanimously by the Senate and House...