Combating Antisemitism and all Forms of Bigotry.
Within living memory of the Holocaust, the remnants of Europe’s Jewish communities have endured a steep rise in anti-Semitism. Since 2012 alone, at least 14 people have been killed in anti-Jewish violence in the EU. The numbers of European Jews emigrating to Israel or the United States has also increased significantly.
AJC Strategy Conference on Combating Anti-Semitism
The AJC Transatlantic Institute, together with AJC offices in Berlin, Paris, Rome and Warsaw, works together with EU officials, policy makers and civil society to expose and combat anti-Semitism. In 2015 the AJC Transatlantic Institute hosted in Brussels the ground-breaking conference “A Defining Moment for Europe,” where it presented an action plan for European governments to address the intensifying crisis of anti-Semitism.
Identifying Anti-Semitism – The Working Definition of Anti-Semitism
In order to effectively confront anti-Semitism, we must first define it. In June 2016, the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA), which includes 25 of the EU’s 28 Member States, adopted the so-called Working Definition of Anti-Semitism. That definition crucially encompasses contemporary forms of anti-Semitism, such as the demonization of Israel and holding all Jews responsible for Israel’s actions. The AJC Transatlantic Institute has consistently called for the EU and its Member States to officially adopt this definition as well. In a first step, the European Parliament in May 2017 did so and urged member states to follow suit.
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European Commission Labeling Guidelines
Brussels - 11 November 2015 - The AJC Transatlantic Institute today criticized as counterproductive the EU decision to mandate labeling of Israeli goods produced beyond the Green Line.
"As advocates of a negotiated two-state solution to the...
AJC Statement ahead of the European Commission's first Annual Colloquium on Fundamental Rights
Brussels - 1 October 2015 - The American Jewish Committee believes the success of the European Commission’s first Annual Colloquium on Fundamental Rights will depend on transforming words into concrete and pragmatic steps to combat anti-Semitism. ...
AJC Transatlantic Institute Appalled by Apparent Anti-Semitic Attack by EU Official
3 September 2015 - Brussels - The AJC Transatlantic Institute is appalled by what appears to be a brutal anti-Semitic assault by a European Union official against another EU official in Brussels on July 16.
According to media reports, Belgian...
AJC Transatlantic Institute Welcomes European Parliament Hearing on Anti-Semitism29 June 2015 – Brussels – The AJC Transatlantic Institute welcomes that the European Parliament’s Civil Liberties Committee today held a hearing on rising anti-Semitism in Europe.
Bulgarian Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov addresses the AJC Global Forum
Bulgarian Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov spoke at the AJC Global Forum about lessons from the Holocaust, the importance of combating anti-Semitism, and his nation's support for the State of Israel.
AJC Global Forum: Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Prime Minister of Ukraine
At the AJC Global Forum in Washington, D.C., AJC Executive Director David Harris introduced H.E. Arseniy Yatsenyuk, the Prime Minister of Ukraine. Prime Minister Yatsenyuk delivered a major address to over 2,000 attendees from 70 countries.
On My Mind: European Body Bags
By Kenneth Bandler, AJC Director of Media Relations
25 May 2015
How many body bags must be filled with murdered Jews before European leaders grasp...
AJC Strategy Conference, Panel 1: Strategies to Confront and Defuse Islamist Extremism
Counter-Radicalization: Strategies to Confront and Defuse Islamist Extremism
Moderator: Ms. Simone Rodan-Benzaquen, Director, AJC Paris
Imam Yahya Pallavicini, al-Wahid Mosque, Milan, and...
AJC Strategy Conference, Panel 3: Combating the Rise in Anti-Semitism: Governments Respond
Combating the Rise in Anti-Semitism: Governments Respond
Moderator: Ms. Deidre Berger, Director, AJC Berlin Ramer Institute for German-Jewish Relations
Mr. Gilles Clavreul, Inter-...
Jan Jambon addresses AJC's Strategy Conference on Anti-Semitism
Jan Jambon, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Security and the Interior of Belgium, at the AJC's Strategy Conference on Combat Anti-Semitism.