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2014-09-19 12:23:39

NEW YORK, Sept.19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC voiced profound disappointment regarding the Metropolitan Opera commitment to proceed with Death of Klinghoffer. The Met premier of this controversial opera is scheduled for October 20, 2014. The Met, apparently sensitive to mounting criticism of an opera that glorifies and romanticizes terrorism, has already canceled the simulcast broadcast of Klinghoffer. That action, however, has not alleviated serious concerns in New York...

2014-09-18 16:24:47

NEW YORK, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC praised Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko for delivering a powerful and impassioned address today to a joint session of the United States Congress. "In Ukraine you don't build a democracy; it already exists. You just defend it," declared Poroshenko. "How symbolic is the unity of the United States Congress and solidarity with Ukraine! This is exactly what Ukraine now needs most," said Poroshenko. "I urge you not to let Ukraine...

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...

2014-09-11 08:25:22

NEW YORK, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC welcomes adoption by the Greek Parliament of a new law to combat and penalize acts of racism and Holocaust denial. "This legislation is an important step for strengthening Greek society, as the nation confronts extremists who promote hate and untruths, which can be accompanied by intimidation and the threat of violence," said AJC Executive Director David Harris. The bill, an initiative of Prime Minister Samaras to update a 1979...

2014-08-25 20:20:53

BERLIN, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a major interview with the influential German newspaper Suddeutsche Zeitung, AJC Executive Director David Harris presents his perspectives on Germany's international role. "Germany today is the undisputed leader of Europe, and also one of the leading powers on a global scale," says Harris. The interview appeared in Monday's edition of the paper. In the interview, Harris also discusses the Middle East. "For Germany, there is a...

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...

2014-04-30 12:30:32

NEW YORK, April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Jewish Committee (AJC) honored Dr. Julie L Gerberding, president of Merck Vaccines, with the global advocacy organization's Women's Global Leadership Award. The award was presented today at the AJC Women's Leadership Spring Luncheon, held at The Pierre Hotel in New York City. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140430/82459 "Dr. Gerberding is a true champion of global health," said AJC President Stanley M. Bergman,...

2014-04-27 12:20:41

NEW YORK, April 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC is dismayed by the racial remarks of Donald Sterling, and urges the NBA to take appropriate action against the Los Angeles Clippers owner. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100816/AJCLOGO "Donald Sterling's callous remarks regarding African Americans are a painful reminder that, 60 years after the landmark Supreme Court decision in Brown vs. Board of Education, and 50 years after the enactment of the Civil Rights Act, there...

2014-03-17 16:24:42

NEW YORK, March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC announces the publication of Exit Berlin: How One Woman Saved Her Family from Nazi Germany. Authored by Charlotte Bonelli, director of AJC Archives, and published by Yale University Press, Exit Berlin offers unique insights into Nazi Germany and the Holocaust from the perspective of one young German Jewish woman. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100816/AJCLOGO "Always illuminating, full of moral tension and high drama,...

2014-02-06 16:24:35

NEW YORK, Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC is challenging the Presbyterian Church (USA) commitment to Israeli-Palestinian peace, following the publication of Zionism Unsettled: A Congregational Study Guide. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO) This study guide, billed by the church as an educational resource, was produced by the Israel Palestine Mission Network (IPMN), one of the church's educational arms. "It is a devastating distortion of Jewish...


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virgule
  • A punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information.
  • A little rod; a twig.
This word comes from the Late Latin 'virgula,' accentual mark, a diminutive of 'virga,' rod.
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