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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.

11/12/2017

How to Prevent the Next Mideast War

By Daniel Schwammenthal

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17/03/2014

Counterpoint: Experts and Israel's Ambassador to EU discuss EU-Israel Relations

Counterpoint host Joshua Goodman, Daniel Schwammenthal (Director, AJC Transatlantic Institute), Roland Freudenstein (Deputy Director, Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies) and Jan Techau (Director, Carnegie Europe) discuss EU-Israel relations with special guest David...

30/01/2014

Counterpoint: Talking Turkey

On 29 January 2014, Counterpoint Host Joshua Goodman was joined in studio by Samuel Doveri Vesterbye, Communication Director and Co-Founder of the Young Friends of Turkey, to discuss Turkey's EU membership talks and it's foreign relations strategy.

02/12/2013

AJC Reacts to Events in Ukraine

December 2, 2013 – New York – In response to the dramatic events unfolding in Ukraine, AJC Executive Director David Harris issued the following statement: “AJC has had a long and close relationship with Ukraine. We are proud to have been among the very first NGOs to call for...

07/11/2013

Counterpoint: Should Turkey be in the EU?

On November 5th, the EU and Turkey resumed membership negotiations after a three year freeze. Joshua Goodman asks Jan Techau of Carnegie Europe and Roland Freudenstein of the Centre for European Studies, should Turkey enter the EU? Enjoy the debate.

24/10/2013

Counterpoint: EU Reopens Membership Talks with Turkey

On 21 October, German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle announced that Germany had agreed to end its opposition to renewing EU membership talks with Turkey. The EU and Turkey subsequently agreed to restart negotiations on 5 November. Is this a significant step forward in...

17/10/2013

Counterpoint: What are the Palestinians Doing with EU Aid?

A report in The Sunday Times (13 October) cites an unpublished report by the European Court of Auditors detailing how EU aid to the Palestinians has been “misspent, squandered or lost to corruption.” According to the article, the report shows that “Brussels...

30/06/2013

AJC Welcomes Croatia's Membership in the European Union

June 30, 2013—New York—AJC congratulates Croatia on becoming the 28th member state of the European Union.

"This is wonderful news," said AJC Executive Director David Harris. "We have long been admirers of the ambitious vision of the EU's founders...