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Dec 11, 2017, 10:40 ET AJC Welcomes Rutgers University Disciplinary Action against anti-Semitic Professor

AJC welcomed the announcement by Rutgers University that an openly anti-Semitic professor, Michael Chinkidas, will be disciplined by the school....


Dec 07, 2017, 12:03 ET AJC Central Europe Cosponsors Seminar on Anti-Semitism in Poland

AJC Central Europe, together with the University of Warsaw's Center for Research on Prejudice, cosponsored a seminar on "Antisemitism in Poland:...


Dec 06, 2017, 14:01 ET AJC Applauds U.S. Recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's Capital City

AJC, the global Jewish advocacy organization, praises President Trump for declaring today that the United States recognizes Jerusalem as Israel's...


Dec 05, 2017, 16:54 ET AJC Salutes House Passage of Taylor Force Act

AJC praised the U.S. House of Representatives for overwhelmingly passing the Taylor Force Act, legislation that will penalize the Palestinian...


Dec 04, 2017, 19:28 ET Mayor Barkat, Addressing AJC, Urges U.S. Recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's Capital

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat, speaking today at an AJC breakfast, called on President Trump to "go with your heart" and "recognize Jerusalem as the...


Dec 04, 2017, 15:52 ET AJC Convenes Leaders from Latin American Jewish Communities, Honors Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos

More than 70 leaders from Jewish communities in Latin America, Spain and Portugal, joined by AJC leaders and Latino Jews living in the United...


Dec 04, 2017, 14:04 ET 12th Annual AJC Project Interchange Delegation of U.S. University Presidents Exploring Bilateral Collaboration in Israel

With the goals of fostering technological innovation and boosting bilateral academic research and exchange opportunities, the presidents of top...


Nov 30, 2017, 12:04 ET AJC Appalled by Russian Bishop's "Ritual Murder" Claim

AJC is appalled by a Russian Orthodox Church bishop's assertion in Moscow that Jews were responsible for the deaths of Czar Nicholas II and his...


Nov 27, 2017, 16:30 ET AJC Urges Rutgers President to Condemn Anti-Semitic, Hateful Professors

AJC is outraged that Robert Barchi, president of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, refuses to openly confront the blatant anti-Semitism...


Nov 21, 2017, 12:47 ET AJC Delegation Visits Arabian Gulf

An AJC leadership delegation concluded nine days of consultations with senior government officials, policy analysts, business leaders, high-ranking...


Nov 17, 2017, 13:20 ET AJC CEO David Harris on the Incident at the Western Wall in Jerusalem

We are appalled by what occurred yesterday at the Western Wall in Jerusalem involving a group of about 150 Reform Jews from the United States and...


Nov 13, 2017, 10:07 ET AJC Decries Hateful Demonstrators on Poland's Independence Day

AJC is urging the Polish government to speak out clearly against rising hatred inspired by the country's far right. The call to action comes after...


Nov 09, 2017, 09:55 ET AJC CEO to Larry David: Meet Mila Racine

In a Huffington Post op-ed, AJC CEO David Harris criticized Larry David for his "vulgar banalization of the Holocaust" when opening the Saturday...


Nov 07, 2017, 10:10 ET AJC Briefs House Judiciary Committee on Campus Anti-Semitism

Rabbi Andrew Baker, AJC Director of International Jewish Affairs, addressing the House Judiciary Committee today, called for expanding the use of...


Nov 06, 2017, 10:58 ET AJC CEO David Harris Responds to Russian Historical Revisionism on Bulgaria

AJC CEO David Harris issued the following statement, after Russian officials just claimed that the wartime rescue of nearly 50,000 Bulgarian Jews...


Nov 03, 2017, 14:58 ET AJC, Jacob Blaustein Institute Urge U.S. Action on Burma

AJC and its Jacob Blaustein Institute for the Advancement of Human Rights (JBI) joined 56 other NGOs in a letter to Secretary of State Tillerson...


Nov 03, 2017, 08:51 ET AJC Miami on Canceled Balfour Declaration Event

AJC regrets that an event at the Jewish Museum of Florida to mark the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration was canceled last evening. "We...


Nov 01, 2017, 09:53 ET AJC Delegation Visits Japan, Meets with Prime Minister Abe

A 14-member AJC leadership delegation just concluded a three-day visit to Japan. The group, led by AJC CEO David Harris, had private meetings with...


Oct 29, 2017, 11:18 ET AJC Delegation Visits China, Meets With Foreign Minister

An AJC delegation has just concluded a three-day visit to China. "We attach great importance to the U.S.-Chinese relationship, which, as...


Oct 26, 2017, 14:48 ET AJC Praises House Resolution Targeting Iran's Ballistic Missiles Program

AJC praised the U.S. House of Representatives for adopting the Iran Ballistic Missiles and International Sanctions Enforcement Act (H.R.1698)....


Oct 25, 2017, 16:56 ET AJC Praises House Resolution Urging EU Designation of Hezbollah as a Terrorist Organization

AJC praised the U.S. House of Representatives for unanimously adopting a resolution today calling on the European Union to fully designate...


Oct 23, 2017, 15:37 ET UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Delivers AJC Jacob Blaustein Institute Lecture

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein addressed a distinguished audience attending the AJC's Jacob Blaustein Institute for...


Oct 18, 2017, 07:24 ET AJC Supports University of Florida President's Call to Boycott Richard Spencer Event

AJC (American Jewish Committee) is urging University of Florida students and others to boycott Richard Spencer's visit to the Gainesville campus on...


Oct 13, 2017, 15:26 ET AJC on President Trump's Iran Nuclear Deal Remarks

AJC CEO David Harris issued the following statement following President Donald J. Trump's remarks: President Donald J. Trump spoke about Iran...


Oct 12, 2017, 15:32 ET AJC on U.S. Exit from UNESCO

AJC, the global Jewish advocacy organization, called the United States decision to leave UNESCO regrettable, but one that should serve as a wake-up...