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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Conversation with Yahya Cholil Staquf
At AJC Global Forum 2018 in Israel, Yahya Cholil Staquf, who, as General Secretary of the Nahdlatul Ulama Supreme Council and Director of Religious Affairs of Bayt ar-Rahmah, heads the world’s largest Muslim organization, discusses the importance of interreligious dialogue and the quest for...
AJC Praises EU Parliament’s Condemnation of Hamas’s War Crimes, Regrets Call for “Unconditional” End to Israel Naval Blockade
Brussels – 19 April 2018 – The AJC Transatlantic Institute today praised the European Parliament for condemning Hamas for the war crimes it committed during the recent violent protests, but criticized the EU legislature for urging in its...
MEP Ana Gomes Defames Jewish Organizations as "Perverse Lobby"
On 28 February 2018, MEP Ana Gomes hosted Omar Barghouti, the founder of the anti-Israel "Boycott, Divest and Sanctions" (BDS) movement, in the European Parliament.
Mrs. Gomes defamed the Jewish organizations that opposed her invitation to...
AJC Transatlantic Institute Is Outraged over MEP Ana Gomes’ Invitation to BDS Founder
Brussels – 28 February 2018 – The AJC Transatlantic Institute expressed its outrage over the fact that MEP Ana Gomes (S&D) hosted BDS founder Omar Barghouti in the European Parliament.
The BDS (Boycott, Divest and Sanctions) movement calls...
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 struggle against terrorism, and the crucial...
An Impossible Balancing Act? The EU's Policy on Saudi Arabia and Iran
On January 25, 2018 the AJC Transatlantic Institute hosted a discussion on Iran and Saudi Arabia at the European Parliament. Speakers included Anders Vistisen, Member of the European Parliament (ECR), Bas Belder, Member of the European Parliament (ECR), Dr. Abdulla Mosa Al Tayer, Chaiman of...
AJC Applauds U.S. Recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital City
December 6, 2017 — New York
AJC, the global Jewish advocacy organization, praises President Trump for declaring today that the United States recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. ...
Daniel Schwammenthal on Euronews: U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital was right
AJCTAI Director Daniel Schwammenthal on Euronews on why President Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital was the right decision.
Daniel Schwammenthal - Remarks at Balfour Centenary Symposium
Gillian Merron, Chief Executive at the Board of Deputies of British Jews, delivers remarks at the symposium “A National Home for the Jewish People”: The 1917 Balfour...
H.E. Aharon Leshno-Yaar - Remarks at Balfour Centenary Symposium
Aharon Leshno-Yaar, Israel's ambassador to the EU and NATO, gives opening remarks at the symposium “A National Home for the Jewish People”: The 1917...