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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Counterpoint: Shimon Peres Addresses the European Parliament
On 12 March 2013, Israeli President Shimon Peres delivered a historic speech to the European Parliament's plenary in Strasbourg, France. To mark the moment, Counterpoint played the speech in its entirety the following day. Afterwards, Daniel Schwammenthal (Director of the...
MEPs - EU Must Condemn PM Erdogan's Hateful Remarks Against Israel
11 March 2013 -- Brussels -- The AJC Transatlantic Institute praised a group of European parliamentarians for urging EU Foreign Policy chief Catherine Ashton to condemn Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s hateful rhetoric towards Israel at today's Foreign Affairs...
TAI Welcomes Ashton's Condemnation of Erdogan's Remarks
11 March 2013 -- Brussels -- The AJC Transatlantic Institute welcomes EU High Representative Baroness Catherine Ashton's condemnation of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's hateful remark that Zionism is a "crime against humanity."
Ambassador Gideon Behar: Arab Anti-Semitism a Danger to Peace
TAI interviewed Ambassador Gideon Behar, Director of the Israeli Foreign Ministry's Department for Combating Anti-Semitism, the dangers of Arab Anti-Semitism for Jewish communities around the world and the prospects for peace. The conversation took place at the conclusion of...
Counterpoint: Can Europe Solve the Middle East?
Topics: The situation in Mali, the Middle East Peace Process and the European economy
Presenter: Joshua Goodman with Daniel Schwammenthal, Director of the AJC Transatlantic Institute (co-host) Roland Freudenstein, Deputy Director of the Centre...
Video: Daniel Schwammenthal Addresses EPP Euromed Working Group on the Situation in the Middle East
The Security Situation in the Middle East
EPP Euromed Working Group, European Parliament Strasbourg
11 December 2012
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The EU Should not be Complicit in Abbas's Mistake
By Daniel Schwammenthal
The war between Hamas and Israel has barely ended but the...
AJC Welcomes U.S., European Condemnations of Tel Aviv Bus Bombing
November 21, 2012 – New York – AJC welcomed the strong American, British and French condemnations of today’s bombing of a bus in central Tel Aviv. At least 23 people were injured in the attack, which the terrorist group Hamas praised. It was the first terror bombing in Tel...
America's Roundtable: Hamas's Terror Attacks on Israel
On America's Roundtable this weekend, we hear from Daniel Schwammenthal as tensions escalate in the Middle East after Hamas militants attacked Israel. The terror attacks took its toll in Israel.
By Saturday, Nov 17, 2012, over 200 rockets had...
AJC Welcomes the Passage of EU-Israel Pharmaceutical Agreement
October 23, 2012 – Brussels – AJC welcomes the European Parliament’s decision to give its consent to ACAA, a technical agreement between the EU and Israel designed to facilitate pharmaceutical trade, by a margin of 379 in favor to 230 against.