Featured events

December 04, 2019

Geopolitics in the Eastern Mediterranean: Energy Security and Regional Cooperation

The AJC Transatlantic Institute and the Hanns Seidel Foundation hosted Cypriot Energy Minister Georgios Lakkotrypis for a keynote address on the burgeoning energy cooperation between Cyprus, Greece, and Israel in the Eastern Mediterranean and its potential to bolster EU energy security. Attended by 120 guests including dozens of ambassadors, MEPs, and business leaders, the ensuing expert panel discussion also featured AJC CEO David Harris and Israeli energy consultant Gina Cohen.

Past events

January 24, 2024

AJC, Partner Organizations Honor Holocaust Remembrance Day

On Wednesday, January 24 AJC Transatlantic Institute, in cooperation with the Konrad Adenauer Foundation and the Israeli Mission to the EU, organized its annual Holocaust Remembrance event under the patronage of the German state of Hesse. This year’s event featured a keynote speech from Dani Dayan, Director of Yad Vashem, and a panel discussion between TAI’s Daniel Schwammenthal, EU Commission Coordinator for Combating Antisemitism and Fostering Jewish Life Katharina von Schnurbein, and Yohan Benziri, World Jewish Congress Executive Board Member. All speakers emphasized the need to not only remember the past, but to also combat the current explosion of antisemitism.
December 06, 2023 to December 07, 2023

AJC Hosts Families of Hostages Held by Hamas

On October 7 the lives of Yonatan Lulu-Shamriz, Ido Lulu-Shamriz, Yamit Ashkenazi, and Liran Berman were irreversibly shattered as their siblings were kidnapped by Hamas and taken into Gaza. In cooperation with the European Center for Law and Justice, AJC Transatlantic Institute hosted the relatives of hostages to share their testimony with European lawmakers and diplomats, urging their governments to exert pressure to help bring back the hostages.
October 29, 2023 to October 31, 2023

European Parliamentarians Visit Sites of Hamas’ Massacres

Just three weeks after Hamas’ terror attacks, AJC led a delegation of nine national and European parliamentarians from seven EU countries to Israel to visit the sites of the Hamas massacres, meet with Israeli victims and refugees, as well as with Israeli politicians, including Knesset Speaker Amir Ohana and Foreign Affairs Committee Chair Yuli Edelstein. Two more delegations of over 20 parliamentarians will be organized by the end of November.
June 21, 2022

The Future of NATO: Transatlantic Security Alliance or European Strategic Autonomy?

In partnership with the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom, the AJC Transatlantic Institute hosted the Ukrainian and Italian envoys to NATO, as well as former Minister of Foreign Affairs Estonian MEP Urmas Paet to address the transatlantic alliance's most pressing challenges. AJC Transatlantic Institute Director Daniel Schwammenthal delivered opening remarks.
May 10, 2022

Raisi, the IRGC and Iran’s Future Direction of Travel

In partnership with MEP David Lega (EPP, Sweden) and MEP Frédérique Ries (Renew Europe, Belgium), the AJC Transatlantic Institute hosted Kasra Aarabi, Senior Analyst at the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change in the European Parliament. Aarabi and MEP Lega discussed a wide range of issues: Iran’s military and security forces with a focus on Shia Militias across the Middle East and the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), the rise of ‘Imam Sadeghis’ – a cohort of highly indoctrinated technocrats that are just as zealous as the IRGC - and the EU attempts to make sense of the Raisi government and negotiate a new nuclear deal in Vienna.
October 13, 2021

AJC's Transatlantic Friends of Israel Opens Austrian Chapter

After the launch of the Transatlantic Friends of Israel (TFI) inter-parliamentary group in the EU Parliament in July 2019, the first national chapter opened on October 13 in the Austrian parliament, under the leadership of Chair MP Martin Engelberg and the support of lawmakers from the Greens, the Social-Democrats and NEOS, the liberal party.
July 17, 2020

Launch of Transatlantic Declaration: The EU Must Ban Hezbollah

On the twin anniversary eve of Hezbollah's bomb attacks in Argentina (1994) and Bulgaria (2012), the Transatlantic Friends of Israel (TFI) called on the EU to finally ban the terror group. The declaration was covered by global media outlets including POLITICO Europe, The Hill, Die Welt, Gazeta Wyborcza and The Jerusalem Post . At the virtual launch event, TFI Chair MEP Lukas Mandl, TFI Vice Chair MEP Dietmar Köster, AJC Transatlantic Institute Director Daniel Schwammenthal, and the Washington Institute’s Hezbollah expert Matthew Levitt discussed the initiative’s impact. AJC CEO David Harris delivered concluding remarks.
June 09, 2020

A Conversation with Olivér Várhelyi, European Commissioner for Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement

Please join us for an AJC webinar on Tuesday, 9 June at 19:00 CET with European Commissioner Olivér Várhelyi. H.E. Olivér Várhelyi, a Hungarian lawyer and diplomat, is responsible for strengthening relations with 16 of...
May 06, 2020

Transatlantic Dialogues (Part 1): Rep. Ted Deutch and MEP Lukas Mandl

Please join us for a Transatlantic Friends of Israel webinar on Wednesday, 6 May at 18:00 CET entitled "Transatlantic Dialogues (Part 1): Rep. Ted Deutch and MEP Lukas Mandl." Relations between the United States and...
April 30, 2020

Europe and Hezbollah

The Transatlantic Friends of Israel (TFI) caucus held its first webinar entitled “Europe and Hezbollah: A New EU Approach to Iran's Proxy.“ Moderator Daniel Schwammenthal discussed with TFI Chair and Austrian MEP Lukas Mandl, EU Parliament Vice President from Germany Nicola Beer, and Michael Doran from the Washington-based think tank Hudson Institute the significance of Berlin’s momentous decision, the prospects for the EU to follow suit, and a common transatlantic approach to Iran and its terror proxies.