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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& #39 ;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

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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& #39 ;s Committee on Foreign Affairs, an exchange of views in the European Parliament with Mike Doran...
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& #39 ;s Delegation for Relations to Israel, MEP Bas Belder, to discuss Iran& #39 ;s nuclear programme...
March 20, 2013

European Parliament Hearing:Iran and the Containment Trap

AJC Transatlantic Institute Director Daniel Schwammenthal was invited to address the European Parliament& #39 ;s Delegation for Relations with Israel on the topic of the Iranian nuclear programme and the policy...
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...

Media

24/10/2013

Counterpoint: Anti-Israel Bias in the European Parliament

On Thursday, October 17, 2013, the European Parliament hosted not one, but two events on the situation of Bedouins in Israel. An important topic, but perhaps not one requiring two forums on the same day. The reason? The event organised by the Socialist and Democrats Group...

17/10/2013

Remarks: TAI Director Daniel Schwammenthal addresses European Parliament Hearing on Iranian Nuclear Program

"Verify Before Trust—How to Engage Iran in the Nuclear Negotiations"

European Parliament Hearing on Iranian Nuclear Program

17 October 2013

Daniel Schwammenthal: "...

10/10/2013

TAI Welcomes Sakharov Prize for Malala Yousafzai

10 October 2013 – Brussels – The AJC Transatlantic Institute welcomed the European Parliament’s decision to award its prestigious Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought to Malala Yousafzai, a 16-year-old girl who was shot last year by members of the Taliban in Pakistan for...

24/09/2013

AJC Condemns MEP Meeting with Assad

24 September 2013 – Brussels – The AJC Transatlantic Institute condemned the decision by Veronique De Keyser, a Belgian Member of the European Parliament, to meet with Bashar al-Assad on a recent trip to Syria. Parliament and the Group of the Progressive Alliance of...

18/09/2013

AJC Transatlantic Institute Calls for the Cancellation of Planned Iran Visit

18 September 2013 - Brussels - The AJC Transatlantic Institute called on the European Parliament’s Delegation for Relations with Iran to halt plans for a visit to Tehran this fall. At today’s delegation meeting, Chair Tarja Cronberg (Greens/EFA, Finland) announced her...

26/04/2013

TAI Welcomes Iran Trip Cancellation

26 April 2013 – Brussels – The AJC Transatlantic Institute welcomes the news that the planned trip of a European Parliament delegation to Iran next week will no longer take place. According to a statement from Tarja Cronberg (Greens/EFA, Finland), Chair of the European...

24/04/2013

European Parliamentarians’ Iran Visit Undermines Human Rights

24 April 2013 – Brussels – The AJC Transatlantic Institute condemns a planned European Parliament delegation trip to Iran. The visit, expected to begin next week, will only serve to further undermine human rights in Iran.

“The European Parliament...

20/03/2013

Remarks: TAI Director Daniel Schwammenthal addresses European Parliament Hearing on Iranian Threat

"Iran’s Progress Toward Weapon Grade Material"

European Parliament Hearing on Iran and the Containment Trap

20 March 2013

Daniel Schwammenthal: "Thank you very...

20/03/2013

"Iran’s Progress Toward Weapon Grade Material"TAI Director Daniel Schwammenthal addresses EP Hearing

"Iran’s Progress Toward Weapon Grade Material"

European Parliament Hearing on Iran and the Containment Trap

20 March 2013

Daniel Schwammenthal: "Thank you very much for the kind invitation to...

19/03/2013

Palestinian Donor Money Must Not Reward Terrorists

19 March 2013 -- Brussels -- The AJC Transatlantic Institute calls on the European Union and other donors to the Palestinian Authority to investigate how aid is spent to ensure it is not being used to reward terrorists.

The Ad Hoc Liaison...