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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 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.
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...

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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...

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...

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...

09/06/2015

Bulgarian Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov addresses the AJC Global Forum

Bulgarian Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov spoke at the AJC Global Forum about lessons from the Holocaust, the importance of combating anti-Semitism, and his nation's support for the State of Israel.

12/03/2015

AJC Dismayed at European Parliament Vote Backing Anti-Israel Policies at the UN Human Rights Council

12 March 2015 – Strasbourg – The AJC Transatlantic Institute is dismayed at a European Parliament resolution that calls on EU member states to back discriminatory policies against Israel at the UN Human Rights Council (HRC).

In its...

26/01/2015

AJC Congratulates Syriza Leader on Greek Elections Victory

“We are dedicated friends of Greece,” said Harris, who also expressed admiration for outgoing Prime Minister Samaras, with whom AJC met frequently in Athens, Brussels, and New York during his three years as prime minister.