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2013-11-06 16:27:34

PARIS, Nov. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC France has expressed deep dismay with Action Against Hunger, a major humanitarian organization, for its key role in producing and disseminating a blatantly, one-sided movie about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The film, "Broken Hopes," sets forth an erroneous narrative that Israel is solely responsible for the conflict. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO) AJC France Chair René-Pierre Azria, in a letter to...

2013-10-25 16:22:05

NEW YORK, Oct. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC welcomes the new UN report on human rights abuses in Iran by Special Rapporteur Dr. Ahmed Shaheed. In his report to the General Assembly, he expressed serious concern that there has been "no sign of improvement" in key human rights areas, and that "the heart of the deepening human rights crisis" is Iran's disregard for its international law obligations. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO) "We call on...

2013-10-03 12:21:06

NEW YORK, Oct. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC welcomes enhancement of the U.S.-Japan security relationship. The deepening of military ties, announced during a visit to Tokyo by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, comes amidst growing threats from nuclear-armed North Korea and friction on territorial matters with China. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO) "America's longstanding commitment to Japan's security is...

2013-08-22 12:26:37

NEW YORK, Aug. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's surprising statement that, "No, I don't think there is discrimination against Israel at the UN," AJC Executive Director David Harris issued the following response: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO) Respectfully, Mr. Secretary-General, there is discrimination against Israel at the UN, and it is not new, either. For starters: -- Israel is the only UN member state...

2013-08-21 12:24:28

NEW YORK, Aug. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC welcomed the strong condemnation by the White House of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's latest verbal attack against Israel. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO) Yesterday, Erdogan accused Israel of manipulating events in Egypt. Speaking to members of his political party, the Turkish leader said: "What do they say in Egypt? Democracy is not the ballot box. What is behind it? Israel. We have in...

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...

2013-08-07 16:25:24

BERLIN, Aug. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC has expressed concern about a new anti-Israel caricature in a major German newspaper. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO) In today's Stuttgarter Zeitung, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu is shown sitting on a park bench, holding a piece of bread for peace doves that he is poisoning with liquid from a bottle labeled "settlement construction." The cartoon caption falsely references a 1938 anti-Nazi song by...

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...

2013-07-19 16:21:23

NEW YORK, July 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC welcomed today's news that U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's efforts to restart direct peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians appear to be successful. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO) Secretary Kerry announced the development to reporters in Amman, Jordan, after engaging in successive rounds of shuttle diplomacy between the two parties during his first six months at the helm of the U.S....

2013-07-17 20:22:16

NEW YORK, July 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC is dismayed by continuing violent attacks on Egypt's Coptic Christian community. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO) Churches have been looted and destroyed, a priest assassinated, and individual Copts threatened in recent weeks. Copts experienced a similar spike in assaults following the overthrow of President Mubarak two years ago. The situation has again deteriorated in recent days, as Egyptian...