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18/09/2013

AJC Transatlantic Institute Calls for the Cancellation of Planned Iran Visit

18 September 2013 - Brussels - The AJC Transatlantic Institute called on the European Parliament’s Delegation for Relations with Iran to halt plans for a visit to Tehran this fall. At today’s delegation meeting, Chair Tarja Cronberg (Greens/EFA, Finland) announced her...

18/09/2013

AJC Welcomes Release of Nasrin Sotoudeh from Iranian Prison

September 18, 2013 – New York – AJC welcomed the release of Nasrin Sotoudeh from an Iranian prison today. A courageous women’s rights advocate and lawyer, Sotoudeh received the prestigious European Parliament 2012 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought. Eleven other prisoners of conscience also...

22/07/2013

AJC Transatlantic Institute Welcomes the EU's Designation of Hezbollah's Military Wing

22 July 2013 – Brussels – The AJC Transatlantic Institute welcomed the decision of the European Union at today’s Foreign Affairs Council to list the “military wing” of Hezbollah as a terrorist organization.

"Today’s decision by EU Foreign...

17/07/2013

AJC Transatlantic Institute Calls for EU Action Against Hezbollah, One Year After Burgas Attack

17 July 2013 – Brussels – The AJC Transatlantic Institute called on the European Union to finally take punitive measures against the terror group Hezbollah one year after the horrid attack in Burgas, Bulgaria, which killed six and injured 32.

“It...

30/06/2013

AJC Welcomes Croatia's Membership in the European Union

June 30, 2013—New York—AJC congratulates Croatia on becoming the 28th member state of the European Union.

"This is wonderful news," said AJC Executive Director David Harris. "We have long been admirers of the ambitious vision of the EU's founders...

29/06/2013

French Interior Minister Valls Meets AJC Leaders in New York

June 29, 2013—New York—An AJC leadership delegation met privately for over an hour with French Interior Minister Manuel Valls in New York on Friday. Minister Valls was in the United States for a series of meetings with security officials, including Secretary of Homeland...

17/06/2013

Turkish Prime Minister, Media Dangerously Allege Jewish Conspiracy in Istanbul Protests

June 17, 2013 – New York – AJC is deeply dismayed by the comments of Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan and others in Turkey suggesting that Jews are behind the protests in Istanbul’s Taksim Square.

“Incendiary words have consequences,” said AJC...

04/06/2013

Greek Foreign MinisterAddresses AJC Global Forum

June 4, 2013 – Washington – Greek Foreign Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos delivered a stern warning against extremist groups that have emerged across Europe, including in Greece, at the AJC Global Forum. He addressed an audience of more than 1,500 people, including Members of...

26/04/2013

TAI Welcomes Iran Trip Cancellation

26 April 2013 – Brussels – The AJC Transatlantic Institute welcomes the news that the planned trip of a European Parliament delegation to Iran next week will no longer take place. According to a statement from Tarja Cronberg (Greens/EFA, Finland), Chair of the European...

24/04/2013

European Parliamentarians’ Iran Visit Undermines Human Rights

24 April 2013 – Brussels – The AJC Transatlantic Institute condemns a planned European Parliament delegation trip to Iran. The visit, expected to begin next week, will only serve to further undermine human rights in Iran.

“The European Parliament...