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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.

Media

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.

13/09/2018

AJC Slams Extreme and Unbalanced EU Parliament Resolution Castigating Israel

Strasbourg – 13 September 2018 – The AJC Transatlantic Institute today condemned the European Parliament’s unbalanced resolution castigating Israel for its plans to demolish the illegal Bedouin settlement Khan Al-Ahmar. The resolution’s harsh language against the Jewish...

17/07/2018

Remarks by H.E. Nikos ChristodoulidesMinister of Foreign Affairs of Cyprus

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 remarks: 

Dear friends...

17/07/2018

Foreign Minister of Cyprus at AJC TAI

We were excited to host the Foreign Minister of Cyprus Nikos Christodoulides to discuss about future collaborations on security and energy in the Euro Med region.

22/06/2018

The Case of Hadar Goldin: Irwin Cotler and the Legal Case for the Return of the Remains of the Deceased Soldier

Leah and Simha Goldin recently visited the Europea Parliament to plead for the release of their son's body from Hamas. Here is the legal case made by Irwin Goldin, esteemed International Lawyer and Former Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada.

13/06/2018

AJC Project Interchange Moment: Na’el Zoabi and Péter Niedermüller

At AJC Global Forum 2018 in Israel, participants heard the unique stories of two AJC Project Interchange Alumni, Principal of Tamra HaEmek Elementary School, Na’el Zoabi, and Member of European Parliament, Treasurer, and Vice President of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats,...

13/06/2018

A Conversation with Tzipi Livni

On day four of AJC Global Forum in Israel, the Co-Leader of Zionist Union Tzipi Livni, who was Israel’s Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2006 to 2009, sat down for a conversation with AJC Pacific Institute Chair Jeffrey Stone.

 

13/06/2018

A Special Message from Ms. Iraq

Ms. Iraq 2017 traveled to Israel to AJC Global Forum 2018. Sarah Idan, whose family was forced to flee Iraq after an Instagram photo with Israel's contestant Adar Gandelsman went viral last year, spoke to AJC Global Forum participants about her hopes for the future of the Middle East.

13/06/2018

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Addresses AJC Global Forum 2018

On the opening night of the first-ever AJC Global Forum in Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed the largest-ever gathering of an American Jewish advocacy organization in Jerusalem.

 

12/06/2018

Faces of Israel: The Goldin Family

Leah Goldin, appearing with her husband Simcha and son Tzur, spoke at AJC Global Forum 2018 in Jerusalem about her son Hadar Goldin, who was killed by Hamas terrorists in 2014 and whose body has yet to be returned to Israel. This session was introduced by AJC Board of Trustees Associate Chair...