Ambassador Gideon Behar: Arab Anti-Semitism a Danger to Peace
TAI interviewed Ambassador Gideon Behar, Director of the Israeli Foreign Ministry's Department for Combating Anti-Semitism, the dangers of Arab Anti-Semitism for Jewish communities around the world and the prospects for peace. The conversation took place at the conclusion of a workshop (co-organised by the AJC Transatlantic Institute and the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung) on Anti-Semitism in the Arab world.
Conference: Anti-Semitism in the Context of the Arab AwakeningThe AJC Transatlantic Instute and the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung held their second annual workshop on anti-Semitism to mark International Holocaust Rememberance Day. This year's event looked at the presence and prominence of anti-Semitism in the Arab world following the revolutionary wave that swept through the region starting in December 2010. Early hopes that the Arab Awakening would usher in a...Read more
BDS Is Antisemitic
In his latest article in New Europe, AJC Transatlantic Institute Director Daniel Schwammenthal unmasks the patently antisemitic Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. The group seeks nothing less than the de-facto dismemberment of a UN Member State: “Irrespective of whether that state in question is Jewish or say, Irish, to call for its end cannot possibly be considered a “legitimate political position.”
Antisemitism at German Editors’ Desks
Germany’s leading weekly news magazine Der Spiegel faced heavy criticism for publishing a piece entitled ‘Lobbying in the Bundestag: How Two Organizations Control Germany’s Middle East policy.’ AJC Berlin’s Assistant Director Remko Leemhuis writes in The Algemeiner that the article - light on facts and rife with anti-Jewish tropes - is eroding the post-war consensus on antisemitism in Germany.
A Conversation with Pompeo
In this exclusive interview first aired at the Global Forum, AJC’s annual flagship conference held on June 2-4 in Washington, AJC CEO David Harris speaks with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo about rising anti-Semitism, the future of American global leadership, why the Trump Administration withdrew from the Iran nuclear deal, and the need to bolster the crucial U.S.-Israel alliance.
Muslim World League and AJC Agree on Historic Visit to Auschwitz
AJC and the Muslim World League agree to cooperate against racism and extremism in all its forms and to further Muslim-Jewish understanding. Upon the invitation of AJC CEO David Harris, the League’s Executive Director H.E. Dr. Mohammad Abdulkarim Al-Issa will lead in January 2020, the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, the most senior Islamic delegation ever to visit the camp.
Counterpoint | Episode 3
This month’s edition of “Counterpoint,” the Transatlantic Institute’s talk show on EU politics and foreign affairs, focusses on EU-Israel relations as well as the UK Labour party's anti-Semitism problem and its impact on campus life. Host Daniel Schwammenthal is joined by Hannah Rose, President of the Union of Jewish Students of the UK and Ireland, and Lukas Mandl, Member of the European Parliament from Austria.
AJC Outraged Over Anti-Semitic Carnival Puppets in Aalst, Urges Belgian Government to React
Brussels – 7 March 2019 – The AJC Transatlantic Institute condemned the anti-Semitic puppets on display on Sunday at a carnival parade in Aalst, Belgium, and called for political consequences for the city’s mayor, Christoph D’Haese, who defended the carnival’s organizers for...
Highlights from "The Rise of Anti-Zionism: Countering the Threat to Jewish Life in Europe"
All the must-watch moments from a breakfast discussion entitled "The Rise of Anti-Zionism: Countering the Threat to Jewish Life in Europe", co-hosted by in the European Parliament by Members of the European Parliament Lukas Mandl (EPP), Doru-Claudian Frunzulică (S&D),...
Counterpoint | Episode 2
The latest episode of "Counterpoint," the Transatlantic Institute’s talk show on EU politics and foreign affairs, takes stock of the Council Declaration on anti-Semitism. Host Daniel Schwammenthal is joined by Katharina von Schnurbein, the EU Commission Coordinator on Combating Anti-Semitism, and Heinz K. Becker, EU lawmaker from Austria.
Anti-Zionism is a Form of Anti-Semitism
Writing in “New Europe,” Michael Sieveking, Deputy Director of the AJC Transatlantic Institute, urges EU Member States to adopt and fully implement the IHRA Working Definition of anti-Semitism, which includes a provision on anti-Zionism.
‘Anti-Zionism’ Threatens Europe’s Jews
Looking back at last December’s historic EU Council declaration on the fight against anti-Semitism, AJC Transatlantic Institute Director Daniel Schwammenthal praises in The Wall Street Journal the bloc for recognizing that discrimination against Israel is indeed anti-Semitic. After all, what sense would it make to say “I don’t think Ireland has a right to exist, but I’m not anti-Irish”?