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08/01/2019

AJC Welcomes EU’s Sanctions Against Iran for Terror Plots in Europe

Brussels – 8 January 2018 – The AJC Transatlantic Institute welcomed the EU decision to impose sanctions on a unit of the Iranian Ministry of Intelligence and Security and two Iranian nationals after a string of terror plots in Europe.

“For far...

07/01/2019

Even-Handed or Heavy-Handed Relations?

In “Mission Impossible? Repairing the Ties between Europe and Israel,” a publication of “The Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs,” Transatlantic Institute Director Daniel Schwammenthal highlights the EU’s propensity to look at its relationship with the Jewish state predominantly through the prism of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

18/12/2018

Counterpoint | Episode 1

Hosted by Daniel Schwammenthal, director of the AJC Transatlantic Institute, MEP Monika Hohlmeier, co-author of the report for the Special Committee on Terrorism, and Björn Stritzel, investigative journalist at the BILD newspaper, discussed the findings of the EU Parliament’s Special Committee...

18/12/2018

Anti-Zionism is a Form of Anti-Semitism

Writing in “New Europe,” Michael Sieveking, Deputy Director of the AJC Transatlantic Institute, urges EU Member States to adopt and fully implement the IHRA Working Definition of anti-Semitism, which includes a provision on anti-Zionism.

11/12/2018

‘Anti-Zionism’ Threatens Europe’s Jews

Looking back at last December’s historic EU Council declaration on the fight against anti-Semitism, AJC Transatlantic Institute Director Daniel Schwammenthal praises in The Wall Street Journal the bloc for recognizing that discrimination against Israel is indeed anti-Semitic. After all, what sense would it make to say “I don’t think Ireland has a right to exist, but I’m not anti-Irish”?

11/12/2018

Back to the Future: A New Clash of Civilisations?

"We have to take a hard look at the Labour Party under Jeremy Corbyn, who seems to be equally comfortable with hardcore anti-Zionists as he is with Holocaust deniers," said Daniel Schwammenthal on the panel “Back to the Future: A New Clash of Civilisations?” of the European Strategy and Policy Analysis System’s (ESPAS) conference. The event was hosted by the European Commission’s in-house think tank, the European Political Strategy Centre (EPSC).

10/12/2018

AJC Urges EU Nations to Act on Dismaying New Anti-Semitism Report

New York – December 10, 2018 – American Jewish Committee (AJC), the global Jewish advocacy organization, is urging concerted initiatives by European governments to confront rising anti-Semitism, following the release today of deeply troubling findings from the EU Agency for...

07/12/2018

MEP Couso Permuy compares Israel to Nazi propaganda Minister

On 4 December 2018, Javier Couso Permuy, Member of the European Parliament from Spain Couso Permuy compared Israel to Nazi propaganda Minister Goebbels.

The comment was made during an event organized by the European Parliamentary Group "European...

06/12/2018

AJC Praises EU Council Declaration on Combating Anti-Semitism

Brussels – December 6, 2018 – American Jewish Committee (AJC) praised the Council of the European Union statement on combating anti-Semitism across Europe. It is the first time the Council’s 28-member states have passed a comprehensive measure aimed at mobilizing to counter...

31/10/2018

TAI Deputy Director Michael Sieveking on Euronews discussing Anti-Semitism in Europe

On 29 October 2019, TAI Deputy Director Daniel Michael Sieveking discussed on Euronews the rise of anti-Semitism in Europe and the IHRA Working Definition.