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15:02 ET AJC Condemns Abbas's UN Security Council Speech

AJC strongly condemned Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas's speech before the UN Security Council, in which he called for an...


Feb 18, 2018, 11:37 ET AJC Criticizes Poland Prime Minister's Remarks on the Holocaust

AJC criticized Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki's remarks asserting that Jews were among the "perpetrators" of the Holocaust. He was...


Feb 06, 2018, 13:06 ET AJC Brief Calls on Court to Uphold Arizona Anti-BDS Law

AJC is calling on a federal court to uphold an Arizona law supportive of the state's relations with Israel and to oppose efforts to declare the...


Feb 06, 2018, 10:12 ET AJC Regrets President Duda's Vow to Sign Controversial Holocaust Bill

The American Jewish Committee (AJC), an organization uniquely devoted in the Jewish world to strengthening Polish-American-Israeli-Jewish relations...


Feb 05, 2018, 17:52 ET Latino Jewish Leadership Council Marks First Anniversary

The national Latino Jewish Leadership Council (LJLC) convened in the nation's capital for a series of meetings on the first anniversary of its...


Feb 02, 2018, 09:45 ET AJC Urges Poland to Reconsider Controversial Holocaust Responsibility Bill

AJC Central Europe is urging Polish lawmakers to reconsider their adoption of a controversial bill regarding Holocaust accountability. The bill,...


Jan 30, 2018, 09:27 ET AJC Presents American Liberties Medallion to Congressman John Lewis

AJC, the premier global Jewish advocacy organization, presented its prestigious American Liberties Medallion to Representative John Lewis. The...


Jan 27, 2018, 19:30 ET AJC Opposes Polish Effort to Criminalize Claims of Holocaust Responsibility

AJC Central Europe is firmly opposed to legislation that would penalize claims that Poland or Polish citizens bear responsibility for any Holocaust...


Jan 26, 2018, 09:21 ET AJC on International Holocaust Remembrance Day

AJC, the global Jewish advocacy organization, joins with world Jewry and governments around the globe in observing International Holocaust...


Jan 25, 2018, 10:47 ET Italy Reappoints AJC's Andrew Baker to Key OSCE Post on Anti-Semitism

For the tenth consecutive year, Rabbi Andrew Baker, AJC's director of International Jewish Affairs, will serve as Personal Representative on...


Jan 24, 2018, 19:22 ET AJC Praises Lithuania Endorsement of Anti-Semitism 'Working Definition'

AJC applauds Lithuania for adopting the working definition of anti-Semitism. Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius announced the decision...


Jan 23, 2018, 15:41 ET AJC Hails Vice President Pence's Knesset Speech

AJC hailed Vice President Mike Pence's address to the Knesset, the first-ever delivered by a U.S. vice president to Israel's parliament in...


Jan 23, 2018, 15:00 ET AJC Central Europe Urges Poland Government to Counter Neo-Nazi Groups

AJC Central Europe has called on Poland's government to take concrete steps to monitor and counter the activities of Neo-Nazi groups. AJC sent...


Jan 22, 2018, 16:33 ET Druze Spiritual Leader Visits AJC Headquarters

Sheikh Moafaq Tarif, the spiritual leader of the Druze community, delivered today an urgent plea for the safety of the Druze community in Syria....


Jan 20, 2018, 12:24 ET AJC Concludes Visit to Romania, Meets President Iohannis

An AJC delegation just completed a two-day trip to Romania. The group, led by AJC CEO David Harris, had excellent, in-depth meetings with...


Jan 19, 2018, 12:27 ET AJC Urges EU Ministers to Denounce Incendiary Abbas Statements on Israel

AJC is urging the foreign ministers of European Union member states to publicly denounce Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas's...


Jan 18, 2018, 15:19 ET AJC Delegation Visits Austria, Meets Chancellor Kurz

An AJC leadership delegation just concluded a visit to Vienna. The delegation, led by AJC CEO David Harris, met with Chancellor Sebastian Kurz;...


Jan 18, 2018, 11:58 ET AJC Delegation in India for Prime Minister Netanyahu's Visit

An AJC delegation is visiting New Delhi, coinciding with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's six-day visit to India, where he has been...


Jan 16, 2018, 11:59 ET AJC Delegation Visits Warsaw, Meets with President of Poland and Prime Minister

An AJC delegation just concluded a two-day trip to Poland, highlighted by hour-long meetings with both President Andrzej Duda and Prime Minister...


Jan 15, 2018, 11:44 ET AJC Urges Senate to Confirm Kenneth Marcus for Education Department Position

AJC is calling for Senate confirmation of Kenneth Marcus as Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights in the U.S. Department of Education. "We know...


Jan 15, 2018, 10:35 ET AJC Decries Abbas's Appalling Anti-Peace Speech

AJC, which has long advocated for the search for a two-state solution, denounced the incendiary speech by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud...


Jan 12, 2018, 14:38 ET AJC on President Trump's Approach to Iran

AJC noted President Trump's announcement today that the U.S. will not pull out of the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran and will again waive the...


Jan 10, 2018, 15:50 ET AJC Welcomes Court Decision to Protect DACA Program

AJC welcomed a federal judge's decision providing a respite to beneficiaries of the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program. Judge...


Jan 09, 2018, 15:08 ET AJC Urges President Trump to Reconsider Ending TPS for Salvadorans

AJC is urging the Trump Administration to reconsider its decision to end the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) program for Salvadorans. Nearly...


Jan 03, 2018, 16:56 ET AJC Mourns Passing of LDS President Thomas Monson

AJC stands with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in mourning the passing of Thomas Monson, who served as LDS President since 2008....