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2014-01-11 08:20:14

NEW YORK, Jan. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC mourns the death of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO) "With the passing of Ariel Sharon, a defining chapter in Israel's history goes with him," said David Harris, executive director of AJC, the global Jewish advocacy organization. "He was a man of towering strength, uncompromising commitment, steely determination, and creative vision." The full AJC statement...

2013-11-30 12:21:20

NEW YORK, Nov. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC Executive Director David Harris issued the following statement on the passing of Israeli Ambassador (ret.) David Peleg: "We mourn the loss of our dear friend, David Peleg, who passed away this week in Israel at the age of 71, after valiantly battling an unforgiving illness. "I first met David more than 25 years ago, when he was the Minister of Public Affairs at the Israeli Embassy in Washington. For me, it was respect and...

2013-11-10 12:21:21

BERLIN, Nov. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Deidre Berger, director of the AJC Berlin Ramer Institute, is urging the German government to launch a concerted effort to restitute art stolen by the Nazi government from its rightful owners. Her call for action, in an interview with the online German newsmagazine Fokus, comes in the wake of the discovery in a Munich apartment of more than 1,400 paintings and artworks confiscated or purchased under value by Nazi officials. Most of the...

2013-08-19 20:21:02

BERLIN, Aug. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This week, German military officers will attend a seminar on German-Jewish and German-Israeli relations organized jointly by the AJC Berlin Ramer Institute, headed by Deidre Berger, and the Leadership Development and Civic Education Center of the German Armed Forces (Zentrum fur Innere Forschung). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO) The program begins today at the Strausberg branch of the center before moving...

2013-08-02 16:22:17

NEW YORK, Aug. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC welcomes Samantha Power as U.S. ambassador to the UN. Her appointment by President Obama was confirmed by the U.S. Senate by a vote of 87 to 10. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO) "The UN post is critically important for U.S. foreign policy, and we look forward to working closely with Ambassador Power, as we have with her predecessors, on issues of concern to our country and the American Jewish...

2012-12-27 12:21:13

NEW YORK, Dec. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC is dismayed by today's New York Times op-ed article, available online, "Don't Let Pro-Israel Extremists Sink Chuck Hagel." The author is James Besser, a former Washington correspondent for the New York Jewish Week. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO) AJC Executive Director David Harris issued the following statement in response: This op-ed is so replete with glaring errors of omission and commission that it's...

2012-12-18 12:25:39

HANOVER, Germany, Dec. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Deidre Berger, director of AJC Berlin, has received the prestigious Role Model for Societal Integration 2012 Award. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO) Berger was honored for her "outstanding work promoting transatlantic relations and a dialogue of cultures in Germany," said Ramazan Salman, Director of the Hanover-based Ethno-Medical Center Association and head of the jury selecting the award...

2012-12-12 12:23:18

BERLIN, Dec. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC praised Germany's Parliament for approving a law, by a vote of 434 to 100, with 46 abstentions, to allow circumcision for religious reasons. "The Bundestag action is a welcome affirmation of Germany's commitment to religious freedom," said Deidre Berger, director of AJC's Berlin Office. AJC is the global Jewish advocacy organization. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO) "Circumcision is critical to Jewish and...

2012-12-07 12:21:31

NEW YORK, Dec. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Hundreds of media and corporate executives from across the country gathered for an AJC dinner in honor of Stephen M. Lacy, Chairman and CEO of Meredith Corporation. The head of the global media company received AJC's prestigious National Human Relations Award in recognition of his philanthropic and civic endeavors and Meredith Corporation's exemplary corporate citizenship. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121207/CG25628) (Logo:...

2012-11-21 12:23:33

NEW YORK, Nov. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC, the global Jewish advocacy organization, has provided Barzilai Medical Center in Israel with a grant to support its efforts to help the victims of rocket attacks from Hamas in Gaza. (Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO) "We are strengthened in spirit and in our ability to respond in the current crisis by AJC's generous act of friendship and support," said Dr. Chezy Levy, CEO and Medical Director of the...