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2014-10-02 12:31:06

NEW YORK, Oct. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC is providing assistance via IsraAID, a leading Israeli non-governmental relief organization, to Ebola victims in Africa. "The Ebola epidemic in Africa is devastating," said AJC Executive Director David Harris. "Medical experts from our Israeli partner, IsraAID, are on the ground bringing urgent, vital humanitarian relief to Ebola victims through health education and awareness training, as well as psychosocial support training."...

2014-10-01 16:24:15

NEW YORK, Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC honored Ambassador Philip Murphy with its prestigious "Ernst Cramer Award for Outstanding Contributions to German-American Jewish Understanding." The award was presented to Murphy for his service as U.S. ambassador to Germany (2009-2013), at an AJC event at the Jewish Museum in New York. More than 150 guests attended. Previously, Murphy served as head of the Goldman Sachs office in Frankfurt. The inscription on the award states:...

2014-09-11 16:24:47

PARIS, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC France warned today that the dramatic rise in anti-Semitic incidents this year demands urgent attention and action. A new report from the Jewish Community Protection Service (SPCJ) and the French Minister of Interior shows a 91 percent increase in anti-Semitic incidents, 527 in total, from January 1 to July 31, compared with the same period last year when 276 were reported. Many of the incidents were acts of violence, up 126...

2014-07-10 12:31:06

NEW YORK, July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to the emergency situation facing Israel because of the Hamas rocket and missile attacks, AJC announced today a grant to the Barzilai Medical Center in Israel. With the $50,000 grant from AJC's Israel Emergency Fund and Heilbrunn Humanitarian Fund, Barzilai will purchase an anesthesia machine for its emergency room. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100816/AJCLOGO "The Barzilai Medical Center team, in this critical...

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...


Word of the Day
barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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