Highlights from Sebastian Kurz's Keynote Speech on EU-Israel Relations and Jewish Life in Europe
Every year, the UN Human Rights Council systematically singles out the Jewish state under Item 7 while often turning a blind eye on the world’s most egregious human rights abusers. To discuss this deep flaw undermining the multilateral system and what Europe can do to rectify it, Counterpoint host Daniel Schwammenthal is joined by Israel’s envoy to the EU Aharon Leshno Yaar, who was previously posted in Geneva, and Željana Zovko, Croatian member of the EU Parliament’s foreign affairs committee.
Counterpoint host Daniel Schwammenthal is joined by Geoffrey Van Orden, British Member of the European Parliament, and Tommaso Virgili, Visiting Fellow at the Martens Centre for European Studies, to discuss the UK's decision to ban Hezbollah in its entirety and the prospects for the EU to follow suit. Will Brussels end the artificial distinction between the “military” and “political” arms of Iran’s terror proxy?
After the launch of the cross-party Transatlantic Friends of Israel (TFI) in the EU Parliament, Counterpoint host Daniel Schwammenthal spoke with TFI Chair MEP Lukas Mandl and Vice Chair MEP Petras Auštrevičius (Renew Europe) from Lithuania about the group’s priorities, including upgrading the EU-Israel Association Agreement, a speedy convening of an Association Council, and overall stronger ties between Israel, Europe, and the U.S. on the basis of shared democratic values.
In this exclusive interview first aired at the Global Forum, AJC’s annual flagship conference held on June 2-4 in Washington, AJC CEO David Harris speaks with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo about rising anti-Semitism, the future of American global leadership, why the Trump Administration withdrew from the Iran nuclear deal, and the need to bolster the crucial U.S.-Israel alliance.
Dr. Einat Wilf, former Labour Party Member of the Knesset, and Adi Schwartz, former Senior Editor at Haaretz, wrote the best-selling book "The War of Return" about the UN agency for Palestinian refugees. Counterpoint host Daniel Schwammenthal discusses with the authors how its mandate may stand in the way of a negotiated two-state solution between Israelis and Palestinians.
Counterpoint host Daniel Schwammenthal, Director of the AJC Transatlantic Institute, moderates a debate with leading lawmakers from the main political families about the future of the U.S.-EU partnership. The special pre-election "Town Hall” edition of Counterpoint covers the security threats emanating from Europe's Southern and Eastern Neighborhoods, burden-sharing at NATO, the idea of an EU army, as well as the crucial relationship with Israel.
Can the EU and the U.S. work together to counter Iran's regional aggression and terror plots in Europe? Tune in to this month’s episode of Counterpoint to find out: Host Daniel Schwammenthal is joined by Michael Doran, Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute, and Anders Vistisen, Danish Member of the European Parliament.
Watch the most memorable moments and reactions from Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz's historic address in Brussels hosted by AJC Transatlantic Institute on 21 March 2019.
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.
This month’s edition of “Counterpoint,” the Transatlantic Institute’s talk show on EU politics and foreign affairs, focusses on EU-Israel relations as well as the UK Labour party's anti-Semitism problem and its impact on campus life. Host Daniel Schwammenthal is joined by Hannah Rose, President of the Union of Jewish Students of the UK and Ireland, and Lukas Mandl, Member of the European Parliament from Austria.