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
‘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”?
Back to the Future: A New Clash of Civilisations?
"We have to take a hard look at the Labour Party under Jeremy Corbyn, who seems to be equally comfortable with hardcore anti-Zionists as he is with Holocaust deniers," said Daniel Schwammenthal on the panel “Back to the Future: A New Clash of Civilisations?” of the European Strategy and Policy Analysis System’s (ESPAS) conference. The event was hosted by the European Commission’s in-house think tank, the European Political Strategy Centre (EPSC).
AJC Urges EU Nations to Act on Dismaying New Anti-Semitism Report
New York – December 10, 2018 – American Jewish Committee (AJC), the global Jewish advocacy organization, is urging concerted initiatives by European governments to confront rising anti-Semitism, following the release today of deeply troubling findings from the EU Agency for...
MEP Couso Permuy compares Israel to Nazi propaganda Minister
On 4 December 2018, Javier Couso Permuy, Member of the European Parliament from Spain Couso Permuy compared Israel to Nazi propaganda Minister Goebbels.
The comment was made during an event organized by the European Parliamentary Group "European...
AJC Praises EU Council Declaration on Combating Anti-Semitism
Brussels – December 6, 2018 – American Jewish Committee (AJC) praised the Council of the European Union statement on combating anti-Semitism across Europe. It is the first time the Council’s 28-member states have passed a comprehensive measure aimed at mobilizing to counter...
TAI Deputy Director Michael Sieveking on Euronews discussing Anti-Semitism in Europe
On 29 October 2019, TAI Deputy Director Michael Sieveking discussed on Euronews the rise of anti-Semitism in Europe and the IHRA Working Definition.
A Special Message from Ms. Iraq
Ms. Iraq 2017 traveled to Israel to AJC Global Forum 2018. Sarah Idan, whose family was forced to flee Iraq after an Instagram photo with Israel's contestant Adar Gandelsman went viral last year, spoke to AJC Global Forum participants about her hopes for the future of the Middle East.
AJC Condemns Anti-Semitic Remark by Portuguese MEP Ana Gomes, Calls for Disciplinary Action
Brussels – 8 March 2018 – The AJC Transatlantic Institute condemned MEP Ana Gomes (S&D) for demonizing Jewish civil society organizations, including AJC, as a “very perverse lobby that tries to intimidate people” (...
AJC Transatlantic Institute Is Outraged over MEP Ana Gomes’ Invitation to BDS Founder
Brussels – 28 February 2018 – The AJC Transatlantic Institute expressed its outrage over the fact that MEP Ana Gomes (S&D) hosted BDS founder Omar Barghouti in the European Parliament.
The BDS (Boycott, Divest and Sanctions) movement calls...
MEP Ana Gomes Defames Jewish Organizations as "Perverse Lobby"
On 28 February 2018, MEP Ana Gomes hosted Omar Barghouti, the founder of the anti-Israel "Boycott, Divest and Sanctions" (BDS) movement, in the European Parliament.
Mrs. Gomes defamed the Jewish organizations that opposed her invitation to...