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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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July 17, 2018

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...
April 26, 2018

The Second Stage of the Syrian War:The Quest for Regional Hegemony

The AJC Transatlantic Institute and The European Office of the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung jointly organized a trilateral discussion with three leading analysts from Europe, the U.S. and Israel on the second stage of the...
February 21, 2018

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...

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24/06/2016

AJC Deplores Abbas Speech to European Parliament, Refusal to Meet Israeli President Rivlin in Brussels

New York – June 23, 2016 – AJC, an organization that has spent decades seeking to advance Arab-Israeli peace, decried Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’s incendiary address against Israel before the European Parliament, as well as his refusal...

07/06/2016

EU Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini Addresses AJC Global Forum

On 6 June 2016, EU Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini delivered a major policy address at the AJC Global Forum.

Her Remarks can be found here: 

Dear friends,

It is such an honour for me to join this Global Forum. When I think of the speakers in the past...

26/05/2016

MEP Martina Anderson Calls Israelis a "Rash"

MEP Martina Anderson yesterday likened the presence of Israelis in the European Parliament to "a rash". The incident occurred at a meeting organized by the far-left European Parliamentary Group European United Left/Nordic Green Left (GUE/NGL).

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03/05/2016

Video: Yoram Schweitzer discusses the need to ban Hezbollah

Yoram Schweitzer, Director of the Terrorism and Low Intensity Warfare Project at Tel Aviv University's Institute for National Security Studies (INSS), discusses Hezbollah and the need to identify the organization as a terror group.

The interview was filmed on the sidelines of the...

03/05/2016

Ambassador David Walzer on EU-Israel Relations

On the sidelines of the European-Israeli Dialogue on National Security and Regional Stability on 3 May 2016, Amb. David Walzer outlines his vision of EU-Israel relations. These should involve, but by no means be limited to, collaborating on fighting the common threat of...

03/05/2016

Video: Dr. Peter Spoor on EU-Israel Counter-Terrorism Cooperation

Dr. Peter Spoor, Advisor to EU Counter-Terrorism Coordinator, discusses the deepening cooperation between the EU and Israel on combating terrorism. The interview was filmed on the sidelines of the European-Israeli Dialogue on National Security and Regional Stability on 3 May...

11/11/2015

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...

21/09/2015

AJC Supports Israeli, Greek Jewish Effort to Assist Syrian Refugees

September 21, 2015 -- New York -- AJC has donated funds and dispatched staff to Greece to support a much-needed relief effort led by IsraAID to assist Syrian refugees, who have arrived in the European Union nation in massive numbers this year....

16/09/2015

AJC Global Forum: Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany

As Germany and Israel celebrate 50 years of diplomatic relations, German Chancellor Angela Merkel sent a special message to AJC Global Forum 2015 attendees.

10/09/2015

AJC Disappointed that European Parliament didn't endorse “Two States for Two Peoples”

Strasbourg - 10 September 2015 - The AJC Transatlantic Institute is disappointed that the European Parliament did not endorse the principle of “two states for two peoples” in today’s passage of a resolution on the EU’s Role in the Middle East Peace Process. An amendment...