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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

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Stop Infantilizing the Palestinians

By David Harris, AJC CEO

The Times of Israel and ...

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AJC Global Forum: Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz via Video

Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz addresses the 2017 AJC Global Forum via video message.  

07/06/2017

AJC Global Forum: Nicos Anastasiades, President of the Republic of Cyprus

H.E. Nicos Anastasiades, President of the Republic of Cyprus, addressed the AJC Global Forum 2017 in Washington, D.C.

18/05/2017

AJC Transatlantic Institute Welcomes More Balanced EU Parliament Resolution on Arab-Israeli Conflict

Strasbourg – 18 May 2017 – The AJC Transatlantic Institute welcomes that today’s European Parliament resolution on the Arab-Israeli conflict is more balanced than previous such documents as it more clearly addresses Palestinian obstacles to peace, specifically incitement and...

20/02/2017

Congressman Ted Deutch Criticises One-Sided UNSC Resolution 2334

Congressman Ted Deutch criticises one-sided UNSC Resolution 2334, which does nothing to tackle the major impediment to peace, which is the incitement that takes place on a regular basis within the Palestinian society, but also among the leadership within the Palestinian...

28/09/2016

Jan Jambon Discusses Israel's Support to Belgium after the 2016 Brussels Attacks

Watch the Belgian Interior Minister, Jan Jambon, discuss at our event in with EU40 "Security in the Age of Terrorism" how Belgium was inspired by Israeli expertise.

Shortly after the Brussels Attacks in March 2016, Israeli security experts...

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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