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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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December 10, 2019

20 EU Diplomats Visit Gaza Border with AJC

AJC Jerusalem co-organized with the Delegation of the EU to Israel a one-day tour for 20 EU Deputy Chiefs of Mission to the area surrounding Gaza. At the Kerem Shalom commercial crossing, where some 15,000 tons of goods pass daily, the diplomats saw up-close Israel’s critical role in ensuring the humanitarian needs of the people of Gaza are met. The group also spoke with Israelis in the town of Netiv Haasara, who live under the constant threat of rocket attacks.
November 19, 2019

Transatlantic Friends of Israel Breakfast Discussion

The Transatlantic Friends of Israel (TFI) group hosted Brigadier General (Res.) Assaf Orion, Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for National Security Studies, for a breakfast discussion on Israel’s geostrategic situation and the Jewish state’s multi-faceted security challenges. The exclusive audience included 35 cross-party MEPs and parliamentary advisors. H.E. Aharon Leshno-Yaar, Israel’s Ambassador to the EU, and Christina Tomlinson, Minister Counselor for Public Affairs of the U.S. Mission to the EU, also attended.
July 09, 2019

Launch of the Transatlantic Friends of Israel

The AJC Transatlantic Institute launched the inter-parliamentary Transatlantic Friends of Israel (TFI) group in the EU Parliament. TFI Chair Lukas Mandl, Austrian MEP (EPP), co-hosted the kick-off event with German MEP Dietmar Köster (S&D) and TFI Vice Chair MEP Frédérique Ries (Renew Europe) from Belgium. The standing-room only audience of some 60 people included 25 MEPs from 13 countries. TFI is the first-ever friendship caucus specifically committed to bolstering the trilateral partnership between the U.S., Israel, and Europe.

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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 Parliament from 6 political...

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 European Parliament in Strasbourg, France during the final...

Antisemitism and its Evolution in the 21st Century

TAI co-hosted with the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung in Brussels, in cooperation with the Israeli Mission to the European Union, a symposium on contemporary anti-Semitism to commemorate the International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

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 Agreement, which paved the way for the Association Agreement of...

Europe, Israel, and the Middle East: A Conversation with Yair Lapid, Head of Israel's Yesh Atid Party

The AJC Transatlantic Institute hosted Yair Lapid, head of Israel's Yesh Atid party and Member of the Knesset's Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, for a dicussion on the crisis in the Middle East, the West's struggle against terrorism, and the crucial European-Israeli...

Conference: Anti-Semitism in the Context of the Arab Awakening

The AJC Transatlantic Instute and the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung held their second annual workshop on anti-Semitism to mark International Holocaust Rememberance Day. This year's event looked at the presence and prominence of anti-Semitism in the Arab world following the...

“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 Declaration:

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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 seeing soldiers on the street and have our bags checked...

40th European Parliament – Knesset Inter-Parliamentary 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, MEP Fulvio Martusciello, to speak at the 40th EP-Knesset Interparliamentary Meeting.

Daniel briefed Members of the European...

The Geopolitical Role of Cyprus in the Eastern Mediterranean:Regional Stability, Energy Security and Counterterrorism

Hosted by the AJC Transatlantic Institute, H.E. Nikos Christodoulides, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cyprus, spoke to a select audience of Ambassadors, EU diplomats, and journalists. Below is the transcript of his opening remarks: 

“Allow me...