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

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.
January 30, 2020

The Future of NATO:Securing the Transatlantic Alliance In Turbulent Times

The AJC Transatlantic Institute and the Friedrich Naumann Foundation hosted Ambassadors Kay Bailey Hutchison and Hans-Dieter Lucas for a discussion on the future of the transatlantic alliance. Lithuanian MEP Petras...
January 28, 2020

International Holocaust Remembrance Day 2020

The AJC Transatlantic Institute partnered with the Mission of Israel to the EU and NATO, the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and B’nai B’rith International to commemorate the Holocaust. As part of an “Intergenerational Conversation,” Belgian Holocaust survivor Baron Julien Klener and British Jewish youth activist Hannah Rose shared their very personal experiences about the past and present. Commission Vice President Margaritas Schinas, the Israeli and German ambassadors, and AJC CEO David Harris also addressed the 150 guests who were invited to view artwork of Holocaust survivors made available by Yad Vashem.
December 10, 2019

20 EU Diplomats Visit Gaza Border with AJC

AJC Jerusalem co-organized with the Delegation of the EU to Israel a one-day tour for 20 EU Deputy Chiefs of Mission to the area surrounding Gaza. At the Kerem Shalom commercial crossing, where some 15,000 tons of goods pass daily, the diplomats saw up-close Israel’s critical role in ensuring the humanitarian needs of the people of Gaza are met. The group also spoke with Israelis in the town of Netiv Haasara, who live under the constant threat of rocket attacks.
November 19, 2019

Transatlantic Friends of Israel Breakfast Discussion

The Transatlantic Friends of Israel (TFI) group hosted Brigadier General (Res.) Assaf Orion, Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for National Security Studies, for a breakfast discussion on Israel’s geostrategic situation and the Jewish state’s multi-faceted security challenges. The exclusive audience included 35 cross-party MEPs and parliamentary advisors. H.E. Aharon Leshno-Yaar, Israel’s Ambassador to the EU, and Christina Tomlinson, Minister Counselor for Public Affairs of the U.S. Mission to the EU, also attended.
September 25, 2019

Libya: Towards a War of Attrition?

In partnership with the German Marshall Fund (GMF) and the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS), the AJC Transatlantic Institute organized a panel discussion entitled “Libya: Towards a War of Attrition?” Mary Fitzgerald, a...
September 17, 2019 to September 24, 2019

AJC Engages World Leaders at the UN General Assembly

As the world gathered last week in New York for the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly, AJC held meetings with over 80 presidents, prime ministers, foreign ministers, and other key officials. At an exclusive sideline gathering, AJC honored Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa, Bahrain’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, with the A rchitect of Peace award.
July 09, 2019

Launch of the Transatlantic Friends of Israel

The AJC Transatlantic Institute launched the inter-parliamentary Transatlantic Friends of Israel (TFI) group in the EU Parliament. TFI Chair Lukas Mandl, Austrian MEP (EPP), co-hosted the kick-off event with German MEP Dietmar Köster (S&D) and TFI Vice Chair MEP Frédérique Ries (Renew Europe) from Belgium. The standing-room only audience of some 60 people included 25 MEPs from 13 countries. TFI is the first-ever friendship caucus specifically committed to bolstering the trilateral partnership between the U.S., Israel, and Europe.
March 21, 2019

Strengthening EU-Israel Relations and Jewish Life in Europe

The AJC Transatlantic Institute hosted Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz for a historic address on strengthening EU-Israel relations and Jewish life in Europe. The audience of nearly 300 included dozens of ambassadors from Europe, the U.S., and Israel, lawmakers from the European, Austrian and Belgian parliaments, Jewish and other faith leaders from across Europe, EU officials, diplomats, media and civil society representatives.