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30/06/2021

French President Macron Pledges Commitment to Israel’s Security and Fight against Anti-Jewish Hatred at AJC Global Forum

"France's profound attachment to Israel's security [...] has never wavered," declared French President Emmanuel Macron to an international audience at AJC Global Forum 2021. Stressing France’s adoption of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) working definition of antisemitism in December 2019, President Macron reiterated his commitment to combat hatred and extremism across the country.

30/06/2021

Is the Iran Nuclear Deal Worth Saving?

At AJC Virtual Global Forum 2021, two foreign policy veterans participated in The Max Fisher Annual Program, The Great Debate: Is the Iran Nuclear Deal Worth Saving? The session pitted Ambassador Gérard Araud, Ambassador of France to the United States (2014-19), the United Nations (2009-14), and Israel (2003-06) against Michael Doran, Middle East analyst and National Security Council Senior Director (2005-07). Moderated by Jason Isaacson, AJC Chief Policy and Political Affairs Officer.

22/06/2021

Letter From a Forgotten Jew

In a tribute to millenia-old vibrant Jewish Communities across the Middle East, AJC CEO David Harris stresses in The Times of Israel that the issue of Jewish refugees from Arab countries remain unsolved, and too often brushed aside.

18/06/2021

AJC Urges EU to End Incitement in Palestinian Textbooks

18 June 2021 – Brussels – The AJC Transatlantic Institute calls on the European Commission to take action to bring about an immediate end to incitement in Palestinian Authority-issued textbooks and, if necessary, withhold some funds to Ramallah to bring about the necessary changes in the...

17/06/2021

Are EU Funds Supporting Islamism?

Germany and other states have cut ties with some Muslim organizations over their embrace of antisemitic and extremist ideologies, but the EU continues to provide financial support to many of these groups. Nicola Beer, Vice President of the EU Parliament, Monika Hohlmeier, Chair of the EU Parliament’s Budgetary Control Committee, and Michael Laubsch, Policy Analyst and Member of the European Citizens‘ Initiative STOP EXTREMISM, discussed the integrity of the EU’s funding standards in a conversation moderated by Michael Sieveking, AJC Transatlantic Institute Deputy Director.

11/06/2021

Europe Must Double Down on Fighting Antisemitism

Between a recently leaked bombshell EU study confirming anti-Jewish incitement taught in EU-funded Palestinian classrooms, and Jews being intimitated and beaten in the streets across the continent, it’s “open season on Jews,” says AJC Transatlantic Institute’s Deputy Director Michael Sieveking, in a forceful piece for New Europe.

08/06/2021

AJC Urges EU Response to New Evidence of Incitement in Palestinian Textbooks

8 June 2021 – Brussels – The AJC Transatlantic Institute called on the European Union to take immediate action to end incitement in Palestinian Authority-issued textbooks after an EU-funded study, according to an ...

02/06/2021

AJC, Alongside Partners, Issues Recommendations to EU on Fighting Antisemitism

2 June 2021, Brussels – The AJC Transatlantic Institute alongside other major international Jewish organizations published a set of recommendations to combat antisemitism and foster Jewish life in Europe....

28/05/2021

Antisemitism and Anti-Zionism

The recent spike of antisemitic attacks in Europe and America sent shockwaves through the Jewish world and beyond. AJC Europe Director Simone Rodan-Benzaquen lays out in the Jewish News Syndicate how rising anti-Zionism and “wokeness” threaten Western liberal values and Jewish life.

28/05/2021

Germany’s True Friends

Following a recent survey showing 36% Germans believe the U.S. represent a greater threat to democracy than Russia or China, AJC Berlin Director Remko Leemhuis and Associate Director Eric Adamson plea in Internationale Politik for a closer transatlantic partnership based both on shared common values and sheer self interest.