Strengthening EU-Israel Ties and Working towards a Negotiated Two-State Solution.
The AJC Transatlantic Institute is a firm proponent of strengthening the EU-Israel relationship, which is based on shared democratic values, interests and history. Israel’s unique expertise in areas ranging from counter-terrorism to cybersecurity and high-tech to entrepreneurship reinforce the need for an even deeper, strategic EU-Israel partnership.
While AJC has long advocated for a negotiated two-state solution to solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, progress in the peace process doesn’t depend on Israel alone and thus shouldn’t be a precondition to deepening the mutually beneficial EU-Israel relationship.
We seek to inform the policy debate in Brussels on EU-Israel ties, the Arab-Israeli conflict and the Jewish state’s place in the world.
AJC's Project Interchange
Through AJC’s Project Interchange, we organize for European policy-makers, diplomats and opinion leaders week-long seminars to Israel and the Palestinian territories to experience first-hand the complexities on the ground.
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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...
Remarks: TAI Director Daniel Schwammenthal on Iran at 40th European Parliament - Knesset Interparliamentary Meeting
On 3 December 2014, TAI Director Daniel Schwammenthal followed an invitation by the Chair of the European Parliament's Delegation for Relations with Israel to speak at the 40th EP-Knesset Interparliamentary Meeting. Daniel briefed Members of the European Parliament and...
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...
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...
Fear and Trembling: Western Media and Hamas
By Daniel Schwammenthal
8 August 2014
We are all aware of the wilful blindness of Western media when reporting on Hamas in Gaza....
Do Jews Have a Future in Europe?
By Simone Rodan-Benzaquen and Daniel Schwammenthal
The Wall Street Journal Europe
11 June 2014...
AJC Hails Israel’s Joining EU Horizon 2020
June 9, 2014 – New York – AJC praised the signing of a landmark agreement enabling Israel to participate in the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program.
“Forward-looking, ground-breaking cooperation between Israel and...
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...
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...
Counterpoint: Would Israel Accept NATO Forces in a Future Palestinian State?
Tommy Steiner, a Senior Research Fellow at IDC Herzliya, joined Joshua Goodman (Host), Daniel Schwammenthal (Director, AJC Transatlantic Institute) and Roland Freudenstein (Deputy Director, Centre for European Studies) to discuss the question of whether Israel would accept a...