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14/02/2024

AJC Statement on the Provisional Measures Order by the International Court of Justice

While the ICJ should have thrown out South Africa’s baseless genocide charges entirely, AJC’s statement highlights that the Court thwarted South Africa’s primary objective in launching this case: to turn the Genocide Convention on its head and use it as an “aggressor’s charter” to prevent Israel from defending its citizens against Hamas’ brutality and continued terror.

18/01/2024

AJC Welcomes European Parliament Resolution Conditioning a Gaza Ceasefire on Hamas Dismantlement, Release of all Hostages

On January 18, the European Parliament adopted its second resolution on the Israel-Hamas war. The text conditioned a permanent ceasefire in Gaza on the dismantling of Hamas and the release of all remaining hostages. AJC argues that the resolution, which was adopted on the 1st birthday of Kfir Bibas, the youngest hostage, was an important victory for those who truly want to promote a two-state solution.

19/12/2023

Exhibition: Israel in the Aftermath of the Hamas Attacks with Photos by Ziv Koren

On December 6, AJC Transatlantic Institute together with the Israeli Mission to the EU and the Representation of Bavaria to the EU exhibited the pictures of Israeli photojournalist Ziv Koren showing Israel in the aftermath of the October 7 massacre. Without being graphic, the stunning images...

10/11/2023

AJC Europe Managing Director Simone Rodan-Benzaquen on Antisemitism in France

Since the Hamas-instigated war against Israel, France, like many other EU countries, has seen a massive explosion of antisemitic acts. AJC Europe Managing Director Simone Rodan-Benzaquen joined France 24 to discuss how French Jews experience antisemitism in their daily lives and its frightening resurgence across Europe and the U.S.

10/11/2023

First-Ever Jewish-Iranian Solidarity Rally In Brussels

The AJC Transatlantic Institute co-organized in Brussels the first Jewish-Iranian solidarity rally on the sidelines of the EU Summit, where the 27 member states had gathered to discuss the situation in the Middle East. More than 200 participants demanded the immediate release of the Israeli hostages from Hamas, and called for a new Middle East, liberated from the Islamic Republic’s genocidal regime and its terror proxies. Watch the speech of AJC TAI Director Daniel Schwammenthal at the rally.

19/10/2023

AJC welcomes the European Parliament’s resolution backing Israel’s right to self-defense and calling for the elimination of Hamas

Brussels – 19 October 2023 – The AJC Transatlantic Institute welcomes today’s European Parliament resolution backing Israel’s right to self-defense and calling...

15/04/2023

Can Europe protect Diaspora Jews from Iran's IRGC threats?

While the EU is a leader in the fight against global antisemitism, if it really wants to protect its Jewish communities, expeditiously designating the IRGC as a terrorist entity is the next logical step and a moral imperative. “EU foreign ministers gathering in Luxembourg on April 24 should take action and urgently designate the IRGC as a terrorist entity,” writes AJC’s Michael Sieveking.

27/03/2023

AJC, Other Jewish Organizations Welcome Suspension of Israeli Judicial Overhaul Legislation

In a joint statement with other American Jewish organizations, AJC welcomed the Israeli government’s suspension of legislative consideration of judicial reform measures, and encouraged “all Knesset factions, coalition and opposition alike, to use this time to build a consensus that includes the broad support of Israeli civil society.”

22/02/2023

AJC Urges U.S. Designation of Wagner Group as Foreign Terrorist Organization

New York – 22 February 2023 – On the anniversary of Russia’s brutal invasion of Ukraine, American Jewish Committee (AJC) is urging Congress to pass legislation designating the Wagner Group as a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO). A private...

13/02/2023

AJC CEO Ted Deutch at the UN on the Institution’s Role to Combat Antisemitism

Speaking at a high-level UN side event focused on globalizing efforts to combat antisemitism alongside Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff, the first Jewish spouse of an American president or vice president, AJC CEO Ted Deutch called on UN leaders to do more to counter antisemitism at the world body. The program was co-hosted by the U.S. Mission to the United Nations and the missions of Argentina, Canada, Israel, Mexico, Morocco, and the United Kingdom.