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23/02/2020

AJC Calls on EU to Investigate Belgium for Antisemitic Parade

Brussels, 23 February 2020 – The AJC Transatlantic Institute condemned today’s antisemitic Aalst carnival parade which was allowed to occur unhindered by Belgian authorities. AJC urged Belgian and European Union leaders to condemn the costumes and called on the EU to investigate Belgium....

21/02/2020

AJC Calls on Belgium to Stop Antisemitic Carnival in Aalst

Brussels, 21 February 2020 – The AJC Transatlantic Institute called on Belgian authorities to prohibit the organizers of the Aalst carnival from displaying antisemitic floats at this Sunday’s parade.

Last year, the puppets parading through the Flemish city displayed Nazi-era...

23/01/2020

Historic Jewish-Muslim Visit to Auschwitz

On the eve of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the Mecca-based Muslim World League Secretary General Dr. Mohammad bin Abdulkarim Al-Issa and AJC CEO David Harris led a groundbreaking joint visit of Muslims and Jews to Auschwitz. With 62 Muslims, including 25 prominent religious leaders from some 28 countries, the mission brought the most senior Islamic leadership delegation to ever visit a Nazi German death camp. Following a memorial prayer for the dead, Dr. Al-Issa said: “To be here, among the children of Holocaust survivors and members of the Jewish and Islamic communities, is both a sacred duty and a profound honor." 

19/12/2019

AJC Applauds European Parliament for Condemning Iran’s Deadly Crackdown on Protestors

Strasbourg, 19 December 2019 – The AJC Transatlantic Institute praised the European Parliament for condemning Iran’s brutal repression of peaceful demonstrators. Spearheaded by Polish MEP Anna Fotyga on behalf of the conservative ECR Group and backed by six of the seven political groups, the...

16/12/2019

AJC Commends EU Parliament’s Decision to Condemn Iran’s Brutal Crackdown on Protesters

Strasbourg, 16 December 2019 – The AJC Transatlantic Institute salutes the European Parliament’s decision to accept a proposal by the conservative ECR group to vote on a resolution on the “violent crackdown of the recent protests by Iran.” Human rights organizations estimate that the regime...

12/11/2019

AJC Concerned over BDS Boost from EU Court’s Labeling Decision, Calls for Deeper EU-Israel Ties

Brussels - 12 November 2019 - The AJC Transatlantic Institute regrets today’s EU Court of Justice decision mandating the labeling of Israeli foodstuffs produced beyond the Green Line. The ruling will likely be instrumentalized by those who seek to delegitimize the Jewish state, which is why it...

09/07/2019

AJC Launches Inter-Parliamentary U.S.-Israel-EU Friendship Group

Brussels – 9 July 2019 –The AJC Transatlantic Institute launched today the inter-parliamentary “Transatlantic Friends of Israel (TFI)” group in the EU Parliament. Chaired by Austrian Member of the European Parliament (MEP) Lukas Mandl (EPP), this is the first-ever cross-party friendship caucus...

30/04/2019

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.

07/03/2019

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...