After Toulouse, Brussels, Paris and now Copenhagen, the threat of Islamist terrorism has taken center stage in Europe. Much of the current discussion centers on better counterterrorism coordination and increased security, no doubt vital policy tools to deal with the immediate threat. But unless we understand the radicalization process that leads these young men to violence, we cannot hope to find...Read more
AJC and the Muslim World League agree to cooperate against racism and extremism in all its forms and to further Muslim-Jewish understanding. Upon the invitation of AJC CEO David Harris, the League’s Executive Director H.E. Dr. Mohammad Abdulkarim Al-Issa will lead in January 2020, the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, the most senior Islamic delegation ever to visit the camp.
This month’s edition of “Counterpoint,” the Transatlantic Institute’s talk show on EU politics and foreign affairs, focusses on EU-Israel relations as well as the UK Labour party's anti-Semitism problem and its impact on campus life. Host Daniel Schwammenthal is joined by Hannah Rose, President of the Union of Jewish Students of the UK and Ireland, and Lukas Mandl, Member of the European Parliament from Austria.
Brussels – 7 March 2019 – The AJC Transatlantic Institute condemned the anti-Semitic puppets on display on Sunday at a carnival parade in Aalst, Belgium, and called for political consequences for the city’s mayor, Christoph D’Haese, who defended the carnival’s organizers for...
All the must-watch moments from a breakfast discussion entitled "The Rise of Anti-Zionism: Countering the Threat to Jewish Life in Europe", co-hosted by in the European Parliament by Members of the European Parliament Lukas Mandl (EPP), Doru-Claudian Frunzulică (S&D),...
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.
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”?
"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).
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...