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12/03/2015

AJC Transatlantic Institute Welcomes Contributions at anti-Semitism Debate, Deplores Late Scheduling

12 March 2015 – Strasbourg – The AJC Transatlantic Institute welcomes the many positive contributions in yesterday’s European Parliament debate on the rise of anti-Semitism. Specifically noteworthy were the calls by MEPs for a special EU envoy to deal with this resurgent...

05/03/2015

Islamist Ideology and Terrorism in the EU: Understanding the Threat from Within

On 3 March 2015, TAI co-hosted with MEP Arne Lietz the panel discussion "Islamist Ideology and Terrorism in the EU: Understanding the Threat from Within."

26/02/2015

Remarks: AJC's Jason Isaacson Outlines Action Plan on Fighting Anti-Semitism

Anti-Semitism in Europe

European Parliament Hearing

26 February 2015

Jason Isaacson: Mr. Chairman, Honorable Members of the European Parliament, Members of the...

22/12/2014

European Parliament Steps Backward on Tackling Anti-Semitism

December 22, 2014 – New York – AJC is deeply disappointed with the European Parliament's failure to establish a task force to fight the rise of anti-Semitism across Europe. 

"European Parliament inaction on an anti-Semitism...

17/12/2014

European Parliament Rejects Unconditional Recognition of Palestine

17 December 2014 – Strasbourg - The European Parliament today neutered a resolution on Palestinian statehood, refraining from calling for immediate recognition. The motion passed in the plenary no longer “urges" EU member states to immediately recognize Palestine, as...

11/09/2014

AJC Transatlantic Institute shocked as Members of the EU Parliament are encouraged to call Israel's actions "Holocaust"

11 September 2014 – Brussels – The  AJC Transatlantic Institute is shocked that a panelist invited by the EU Parliament Human Rights Subcommittee encouraged MEP's to call Israel's actions in Gaza “Holocaust."

"Comparing Israel's self...

11/09/2014

Nurit Peled Urges MEPs to Call Israel's Actions "Holocaust"

Nurit Peled, an Israeli professor of linguistics and Sakharov Prize laureate, urged MEPs to use the term “Holocaust” to describe Israel's actions in Gaza in 2014. The incident occured on 11 September 2014 during a hearing of the European Parliament's Subcommittee on Human...

24/07/2014

AJC Transatlantic Institute Calls on European Parliament to Address New Wave of Anti-Semitism

24 July 2014 – Brussels – The AJC Transatlantic Institute calls on Members of the European Parliament to address the new wave of anti-Semitism in the European Union and urges as a first concrete step a public hearing on this issue in Parliament’s Civil Liberties, Justice and...

05/03/2014

Counterpoint: Happy Voting

When the EU holds elections for the European Parliament in late-May, a great deal of focus will be placed on one simple question: will anyone bother to vote? It's a question with a great deal of merit. Voter turnout has consistently...

20/02/2014

AJC Transatlantic Institute Gala Celebrates a Decade of Engagement of Advancing U.S.-Europe Partnership

February 20, 2014 – Brussels – AJC’s Transatlantic Institute (TAI) celebrated its tenth anniversary with a gala dinner in Brussels. The evening was a celebration of the vital importance of the relationship between Europe and the U.S. "We are here tonight to celebrate our...

Past events

April 03, 2019

The AJC Transatlantic Town Hall

Join us on Wednesday, April 3rd at 9:30-11:00 in the European Parliament (ASP 5E3) for a pre-election “Transatlantic Town Hall” with leading MEPs from the main political families. The discussion will cover the security threats emanating from Europe's Southern and Eastern Neighborhoods, burden sharing at NATO, nuclear proliferation, the fight against terrorism, as well as rising anti-Semitism and xenophobia on either side of the Atlantic.
September 19, 2018

Mohamed Bin Salman’s Saudi Arabia: Reforms, Alliances, Regional Role

The AJC Transatlantic Institute, in partnership with the German Marshall Fund of the United States, the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung and MEP Cristian Dan Preda hosted an event in the European Parliamen, entitled "Mohamed...
May 17, 2018

Terrorist Structures in Europe - Front Organizations, Financing, Propaganda and Recruitment

The AJC Transatlantic Institute and the CSU Brussels, in partnership with the European Foundation for Democracy (EFD), co-hosted a working breakfast in the European Parliament entitled “Terrorist Structures in Europe -...
February 21, 2018

Opening of the Cartoon Exhibition "Iran and Human Rights"

After the European Parliament‘s Quaestor, British Liberal Catherine Bearder, banned the cartoon exhibition "Iran and Human Rights" as too “controversial,” the AJC Transatlantic Institute along with the four Members of...
January 25, 2018

An Impossible Balancing Act?The EU's Policy on Saudi Arabia and Iran

Welcome and Opening Remarks Anders Vistisen, Member of the European Parliament (ECR) Bas Belder, Member of the European Parliament (ECR) Panel Discussion Dr. Abdulla Mosa Al Tayer, Chaiman of the Gulf Future Center (...
November 08, 2017

“A National Home for the Jewish People”: The 1917 Balfour Declaration - Then and Now

The AJC Transatlantic Institute partnered with MEP David Campbell-Bannerman and the Board of Deputies of British Jews to organize a Symposium in the European Parliament on the Occasion of the Centenary of the Balfour...
October 18, 2017

1st EU-Israel Business Roundtable: The Start-Up Nation Meets Brussels

The AJC Transatlantic Institute partnered with SME Connect and SME Europe of the EPP to co-organize the first edition of the EU-Israel Business Roundtable series: PROGRAMME Welcome Dr. Paul Rübig MEP , Honorary...
June 20, 2017

Tectonic Shifts in the Middle East: Trump, Iran and the Sunni-Israeli Rapprochement

Welcome: MEP Anders Vistisen , Vice Chair of the European Parliament Committee on Foreign Affairs Keynote Speaker: Eliyahu Hazan, Director of Foreign Affairs, Likud Party Panel Discussion: Smadar Perry , Senior Middle...
April 25, 2017

Trump and the Middle East A new US policy toward Iran, ISIS and the Arab-Israeli Conflict?

The AJC Transatlantic Institute co-organized with MEP Anders Vistisen, 1st Vice Chair of the European Parliament's Committee on Foreign Affairs, an exchange of views in the European Parliament with Mike Doran, Senior...
September 28, 2016

Security in the Age of Terrorism

Now that Europe has entered the "age of terrorism“, it is time to hold our breath for a second and take stock. Suddenly we Europeans are learning what it means to live under threat and fear. We are forced to get used to...
June 14, 2016

Between Engagement and Hegemony: Iran after the Nuclear Deal

The AJC Transatlantic Institute, along with Members of the European Parliament Bas Belder, Petras Auštrevičiusand Tunne Kelam co-organized hosted the panel discussion "Between Engagement and Hegemony: Iran After the...
May 31, 2016

Integration Through Innovation: Minorities in Israel, the High-Tech Industry and Lessons for Europe

The AJC Transatlantic Institute and MEP’s Péter Niedermüller and Heinz K. Becker co-organized the event "Integration Through Innovation: Minorities in Israel, the High-Tech Industry and Lessons for Europe” in the...
May 11, 2016

Daniel Schwammenthal Addresses European Parliament's Delegation for Relations with Iraq

Upon the invitation of the chair of the European Parliament's Delegation for Relations with Iraq, MEP David Campbell-Bannerman, TAI Director Daniel Schwammenthal detailed recent developments in Iran-Iraq relations in...
February 15, 2016

Panel Discussion: Human Rights in Iran and the EU’s Policy of Engagement

On the eve of Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif’s visit in the Foreign Affairs Committee of the European Parliament, this discussion aims to shed light on the Iranian regime’s human rights abuses. The negotiations...
November 11, 2015

The Iran Deal: Security Situation in the Broader Middle East

The AJC Transatlantic Institute co-organized with MEP Anna Elżbieta Fotyga a conference in the European Parliament on the security situation in the Middle East in the context of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (...
November 10, 2015

40 Years of EU-Israel Ties: Economic, Political and Security Perspectives

The year 2015 marks the anniversary of two crucial events in Europe's relationship with Israel: 50 years of diplomatic ties between Germany and Israel and 40 years since the signing of the EU-Israel Cooperation...
November 09, 2015

Germany, Israel, Europe – Special Relations and the Middle East in Turmoil

The year 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the diplomatic ties between Germany and Israel. Prime Minister David Ben Gurion and Chancellor Konrad Adenauer laid the foundation for the development of intense political,...
March 05, 2015

Islamist Ideology and Terrorism in the EU: Understanding the Threat from Within

After Toulouse, Brussels, Paris and now Copenhagen, the threat of Islamist terrorism has taken center stage in Europe. Much of the current discussion centers on better counterterrorism coordination and increased...
February 26, 2015

European Parliament Hearing: AJC's Jason Isaacson Outlines Action Plan on Fighting Anti-Semitism

On 26 February 2015, AJC's Jason Isaacson addressed the European Parliament's Delegation for Relations with Israel on AJC's Action Plan to combat anti-Semitism in Europe.
October 17, 2013

European Parliament Hearing: Verify Before Trust—How to Engage Iran in the Nuclear Negotiations

AJC Transatlantic Institute Director Daniel Schwammenthal was invited by the Chair of the European Parliament's Delegation for Relations to Israel, MEP Bas Belder, to discuss Iran's nuclear programme and the policy...
March 20, 2013

European Parliament Hearing:Iran and the Containment Trap

AJC Transatlantic Institute Director Daniel Schwammenthal was invited to address the European Parliament's Delegation for Relations with Israel on the topic of the Iranian nuclear programme and the policy options...
December 11, 2012

TAI Director Daniel Schwammenthal Address EPP Group on Security in the New Middle East

AJC Transatlantic Institute Director Daniel Schwammenthal spoke to the Euromed Working Group of the European People's Party (EPP) on the evolving security situation in the Middle East. The meeting took place in the...
November 16, 2011

European Parliament Hearing: IAEA Report and Iran

Daniel Schwammenthal, Director of the AJC Transatlantic Institute, addresses the European Parliament's Delegation for Relations with Israel on the IAEA report and Iran's nuclear program.
June 21, 2011

European Parliament Hearing: AJC's Jason Isaacson discusses Palestinian Unilateralism

Jason Isaacson, Director of AJC's Office of Government and International Affairs in Washington DC, addressed the European Parliament's Delegation for Relations with Israel. In the presence of Members of the European...
April 01, 2011

"America's Strategy for the New Middle East" - Michael Singh briefs MEP's and official

TAI co-hosted in the European Parliament a talk on "America's Strategy for the New Middle East": Led by France and the UK, the EU has driven the international efforts in response to the troubling situation in Lybia - a...