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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.

 

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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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.
17/12/2014

European Parliament Rejects Unconditional Recognition of Palestine

17 December 2014 – Strasbourg - The European Parliament today neutered a resolution on Palestinian statehood, refraining from calling for immediate recognition. The motion passed in the plenary no longer “urges" EU member states to immediately recognize Palestine, as...

04/12/2014

Remarks: TAI Director Daniel Schwammenthal on Iran at 40th European Parliament - Knesset Interparliamentary Meeting

On 3 December 2014, TAI Director Daniel Schwammenthal followed an invitation by the Chair of the European Parliament&;s Delegation for Relations with...

11/09/2014

AJC Transatlantic Institute shocked as Members of the EU Parliament are encouraged to call Israel's actions "Holocaust"

11 September 2014 – Brussels – The  AJC Transatlantic Institute is shocked that a panelist invited by the EU Parliament Human Rights Subcommittee encouraged MEP's to call Israel's actions in Gaza “Holocaust."

"Comparing Israel's self...

11/09/2014

Nurit Peled Urges MEPs to Call Israel's Actions "Holocaust"

Nurit Peled, an Israeli professor of linguistics and Sakharov Prize laureate, urged MEPs to use the term “Holocaust” to describe Israel's actions in Gaza in 2014. The incident occured on 11 September 2014 during a hearing of the European Parliament's Subcommittee on Human...

01/08/2014

Fear and Trembling: Western Media and Hamas

By Daniel Schwammenthal

8 August 2014

We are all aware of the wilful...

10/06/2014

AJC Hails Israel’s Joining EU Horizon 2020

June 9, 2014 – New York – AJC praised the signing of a landmark agreement enabling Israel to participate in the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program.

“Forward-looking, ground-breaking cooperation between Israel and...

17/03/2014

Counterpoint: Experts and Israel's Ambassador to EU discuss EU-Israel Relations

Counterpoint host Joshua Goodman, Daniel Schwammenthal (Director, AJC Transatlantic Institute), Roland Freudenstein (Deputy Director, Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies) and Jan Techau (Director, Carnegie Europe) discuss EU-Israel relations with special guest David...

20/02/2014

AJC Transatlantic Institute Gala Celebrates a Decade of Engagement of Advancing U.S.-Europe Partnership

February 20, 2014 – Brussels – AJC’s Transatlantic Institute (TAI) celebrated its tenth anniversary with a gala dinner in Brussels. The evening was a celebration of the vital importance of the relationship between Europe and the U.S. "We are here tonight to celebrate our...