AJC Strategy Conference, Panel 1: Strategies to Confront and Defuse Islamist Extremism
The latest episode of "Counterpoint," the Transatlantic Institute’s talk show on EU politics and foreign affairs, takes stock of the Council Declaration on anti-Semitism. Host Daniel Schwammenthal is joined by Katharina von Schnurbein, the EU Commission Coordinator on Combating Anti-Semitism, and Heinz K. Becker, EU lawmaker from Austria.
Writing in “New Europe,” Michael Sieveking, Deputy Director of the AJC Transatlantic Institute, urges EU Member States to adopt and fully implement the IHRA Working Definition of anti-Semitism, which includes a provision on anti-Zionism.
"We have to take a hard look at the Labour Party under Jeremy Corbyn, who seems to be equally comfortable with hardcore anti-Zionists as he is with Holocaust deniers," said Daniel Schwammenthal on the panel “Back to the Future: A New Clash of Civilisations?” of the European Strategy and Policy Analysis System’s (ESPAS) conference. The event was hosted by the European Commission’s in-house think tank, the European Political Strategy Centre (EPSC).
Looking back at last December’s historic EU Council declaration on the fight against anti-Semitism, AJC Transatlantic Institute Director Daniel Schwammenthal praises in The Wall Street Journal the bloc for recognizing that discrimination against Israel is indeed anti-Semitic. After all, what sense would it make to say “I don’t think Ireland has a right to exist, but I’m not anti-Irish”?
New York – December 10, 2018 – American Jewish Committee (AJC), the global Jewish advocacy organization, is urging concerted initiatives by European governments to confront rising anti-Semitism, following the release today of deeply troubling findings from the EU Agency for...
On 4 December 2018, Javier Couso Permuy, Member of the European Parliament from Spain Couso Permuy compared Israel to Nazi propaganda Minister Goebbels.
The comment was made during an event organized by the European Parliamentary Group "European...
Brussels – December 6, 2018 – American Jewish Committee (AJC) praised the Council of the European Union statement on combating anti-Semitism across Europe. It is the first time the Council’s 28-member states have passed a comprehensive measure aimed at mobilizing to counter...
On 29 October 2019, TAI Deputy Director Michael Sieveking discussed on Euronews the rise of anti-Semitism in Europe and the IHRA Working Definition.
Ms. Iraq 2017 traveled to Israel to AJC Global Forum 2018. Sarah Idan, whose family was forced to flee Iraq after an Instagram photo with Israel's contestant Adar Gandelsman went viral last year, spoke to AJC Global Forum participants about her hopes for the future of the Middle East.
Brussels – 8 March 2018 – The AJC Transatlantic Institute condemned MEP Ana Gomes (S&D) for demonizing Jewish civil society organizations, including AJC, as a “very perverse lobby that tries to intimidate people” (...