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05/05/2021

AJC Welcomes MEP Letter to EU Commission to End Incitement in Palestinian Textbooks

5 May 2021 – Brussels – The AJC Transatlantic Institute welcomed a letter by 17 Members of the European Parliament to Commission President Ursula von der Leyen urging the Commission to help end the widespread incitement and glorification of martyrdom in textbooks issued by the Palestinian...

25/02/2021

Launch of AJC-Inspired “Community of Conscience” Coalition

Twelve prominent Polish community leaders launched the AJC-inspired “Community of Conscience – A Coalition of Mutual Respect,” an interfaith group that aims to fight discrimination against religious, ethnic, and cultural minorities. At the virtual launch ceremony, AJC Central Europe Acting Director Sebastian Rejak, who last year initiated the process to establish the group, said: “Truth and righteousness are like a symphony: many voices, many experiences together form a new whole – a harmony that we hope will transform people’s minds and hearts.”

 

08/01/2021

AJC Welcomes EC Handbook for Antisemitism Working Definition

Paris -- January 08, 2021 - AJC Europe welcomes the European Commission’s publication of the Handbook for the Practical Use of the IHRA Working Definition of Antisemitism. This new publication offers clear guidance and examples of how the definition is already being used throughout Europe by ...

17/12/2020

AJC Condemns EU Court Ruling on Religious Slaughter

Brussels, 17 December 2020 -  The AJC Transatlantic Institute condemned today’s decision by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) to effectively ban ritual and kosher slaughter. 

“We are shocked by the EU Court of Justice decision, which is nothing less than a frontal...

03/12/2020

Press Release: AJC Welcomes EU Council Declaration on Fighting Antisemitism

Brussels, 3 December 2020 – The AJC Transatlantic Institute welcomes the European Union’s decision to extend the fight against antisemitism across all of the EU’s policy areas. The bloc renews its 2018 call on all member states to adopt and implement the Working Definition of Antisemitism of...

18/06/2020

AJC Welcomes Passage of EU-Israel Aviation Agreement

Brussels – 18 June 2020 – The AJC Transatlantic Institute welcomes the European Parliament’s passage of the EU-Israel Euro-Mediterranean Aviation Agreement with 437 yes votes, 147 abstentions, and 102 no votes....

14/05/2020

AJC Welcomes EU Parliament Condemnation of Palestinian Incitement in Textbooks

Brussels, 14 May 2020 – The AJC Transatlantic Institute applauded the European Parliament for condemning the Palestinian Authority’s failure to act against incitement in text books, insisting that educators receiving EU-funds abide by UNESCO standards against hate, and calling on the EU’s...

07/05/2020

AJC Troubled by EU Funding for NGOs with Terror Links, Calls for EU Parliament Hearing

Brussels, 7 May 2020 – The AJC Transatlantic Institute is deeply troubled by a statement from a European Union official affirming that EU funding would continue to Palestinian NGOs even if they employed terrorists or their supporters. In light of these revelations, the AJC Transatlantic...

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...