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15/07/2022

AJC Hails Saudi Decision to Open Air Space to Israeli Flights

“In the spirit of the historic Abraham Accords, today’s Saudi announcement is a significant example of normalization that will further advance the promise and reality of Arab-Israeli peace,” said AJC CEO David Harris. The announcement came as President Biden ended his visit to Israel and flew directly to Jeddah for meetings with Saudi and Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) leaders. As Biden noted, “Saudi Arabia’s historic decision to open its airspace for all civilian planes, including those flying to and from Israel, is an important step towards building a more integrated and stable Middle East region.”

11/07/2022

AJC Welcomes the Letter by 158 MEPs Urging the EU to Reconvene the Association Council with Israel

Brussels – 11 July 2022 – The AJC Transatlantic Institute welcomes the open letter signed by 158 Members of the European...

05/07/2022

The Vast Potential of the Greece-Cyprus-Israel Triangle in the EastMed

“We never stopped dreaming, we never succumbed to the obstacles in our path, and we never took no for an answer when it came to overcoming decades of chill in the Cyprus-Greece-Israel links,” stresses AJC CEO David Harris in a wide-ranging interview with Kathimerini, the influential Greek daily newspaper. The Greece-Israel-Cyprus alliance, for which AJC has long advocated, is one of the most important developments in the Eastern Mediterranean.

13/06/2022

AJC is Dismayed that the EU Failed to Act against Antisemitic Incitement in Palestinian Textbooks Supported by EU Funds

The AJC Transatlantic Institute is dismayed that the EU failed to condition at least some of its €214 million annual funding to the Palestinian Authority (PA) on ending incitement in its textbooks.

07/06/2022

AJC TAI Director Daniel Schwammenthal's Remarks on the Russian War Against Ukraine

On May 18th, TAI Director Daniel Schwammenthal joined the conference “With Open Hearts: Relief Efforts of Central and Eastern Europe to the Humanitarian Crisis Caused by the Russian War against Ukraine” hosted by Polish MEP Anna Fotyga. Schwammenthal shared AJC's efforts to help Ukraine during this time of need and underlined that Ukraine isn't fighting only for its own freedom but for the entire Western liberal order. To this day, AJC has raised more than $2.4 million to assist Ukrainian refugees and to provide humanitarian assistance to Ukraine. 

07/06/2022

With Open Hearts - Relief efforts of Central and Eastern Europe to the humanitarian crisis caused by the Russian war against Ukraine (VoxBox Discussion)

On Wednesday 18 May 2022, MEP Anna Fotyga, ECR Spokesperson for Foreign Affairs, hosted the conference “With open hearts. Relief efforts of Central and Eastern Europe to the humanitarian crisis caused by the Russian war against Ukraine” in the European Parliament.

Alongside MEP...

19/05/2022

With Open Hearts - Relief efforts of Central and Eastern Europe to the humanitarian crisis caused by the Russian war against Ukraine

On Wednesday 18 May 2022, MEP Anna Fotyga, ECR Spokesperson for Foreign Affairs, hosted the conference “With open hearts. Relief efforts of Central and Eastern Europe to the humanitarian crisis caused by the Russian war against Ukraine” in the European Parliament.

The Russian war...

12/05/2022

AJC Joins Historic Multi-Faith Gathering in Saudi Arabia

"Cooperation between religions is the best way to fight against extremism and advance common goals for the sake of all humanity." AJC Director of International Interreligious Affairs Rabbi David Rosen spoke at a historic multi-faith gathering with religious representatives in Saudi Arabia last month. Marking a monumental shift in regional interfaith relations and a positive transformation of Muslim-Jewish relations around the globe, Rabbi Rosen was the only Israeli at the assembly.

10/05/2022

Raisi, the IRGC and Iran’s Future Direction of Travel - Video

As the EU attempts to make sense of the Raisi government and negotiate a new nuclear deal in Vienna, it is vital to understand Iran’s changing domestic land and Tehran’s future direction of travel. Counterpoint host Daniel Schwammenthal is joined by David Lega, a Swedish Member of the European Parliament and the EPP Group Standing and Monitoring Rapporteur on Iran and Kasra Aarabi, Senior Analyst at the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change.

26/04/2022

Three Questions on the Kremlin’s War Propaganda

In military doctrine, information is a weapon like any other. David Colon, researcher on propaganda at Sciences Po Paris, sat down with AJC Europe General Manager Simone Rodan-Benzaquen to break down the pro-Kremlin disinformation campaign and Ukraine’s appeal for international support.