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2013-04-26 12:25:29

BRUSSELS, April 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The AJC Transatlantic Institute welcomes the news that the planned trip of a European Parliament delegation to Iran next week will no longer take place. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO) According to a statement from Tarja Cronberg (Greens/EFA, Finland), Chair of the European Parliament's Delegation for Relations with Iran, "it has proved impossible for the Majlis to receive the delegation from the European...

2013-04-25 16:23:47

NEW YORK, April 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC is once again urging the Obama administration to approve the Keystone XL pipeline. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO) "The Keystone pipeline is important for U.S. energy security," said AJC Executive Director David Harris. "It will contribute further to the remarkable progress already made in significantly reducing our reliance on oil from unreliable sources. It's time to say 'yes' to the project." This week...

2013-04-23 12:27:20

NEW YORK, April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC denounced Richard Falk, a UN official, for asserting in an online essay that U.S. and Israeli policies were responsible for the Boston Marathon terrorist bombings. UN Watch first reported on Falk's comments. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO) Falk, a special rapporteur with the UN Human Rights Council, was reprimanded two years ago by UN Secretary-General Ban ki-Moon for promoting 9/11 conspiracy theories,...

2013-04-16 16:22:43

NEW YORK, April 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As immigration reform gains momentum in Congress, Latino and Jewish leaders across the country have jointly declared their commitment to engaging in this cause for justice and equality. They also will expand on their efforts to other areas of common concern, including foreign policy, philanthropy and education. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO) The Statement of Latino-Jewish Joint Purpose was one of the outcomes...

2013-03-22 12:23:05

BERLIN, March 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Jewish Committee (AJC) Berlin Office has conveyed its deep disappointment directly to government coalition parties in the German parliament for their rejection of a draft resolution that would have allowed World War II ghetto survivors to receive pensions as of the year 1997. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO) "The chances of finding a just solution for ghetto survivors diminishes daily," said Deidre...

2013-03-21 12:24:41

NEW YORK, March 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC welcomed today's Cypriot court verdict in a closely watched case regarding Hezbollah terrorist activity in the European Union. (Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO) The defendant, Hossam Taleb Yaacoub, was found guilty of participation in a criminal organization, acceptance and participation in committing a crime, and money laundering. Sentencing is expected on March 28. During the trial, Yaacoub revealed...

2013-03-13 16:24:53

NEW YORK, March 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC congratulates the Catholic Church and Cardinal Jorge Maria Bergoglio, who has taken the name Francis on his election as the 266th pope, succeeding the retired Pope emeritus Benedict XVI. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO ) "We anticipate a close relationship with Pope Francis, as, together with our Catholic partners, we continue to advance Catholic-Jewish relations," said Rabbi David Rosen, AJC's International...

2013-03-04 16:23:08

NEW YORK, March 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC applauded Vice President Biden's speech today at the AIPAC Policy Conference. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO) The Vice President stressed the Administration's "deep commitment to the security of Israel." He pledged that America would help maintain the Jewish state's qualitative military superiority in the face of immense regional challenges, such as those emanating from Iran. "It was of critical...

2013-02-28 12:25:20

NEW YORK, Feb. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC called Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan's latest condemnation of Israel a vile assault aimed at nothing less than delegitimizing Israel. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO) Erdogan, addressing a UN conference in Vienna, labeled Zionism a "crime against humanity." Shockingly, his remarks have elicited zero criticism to date from the heads of state and other dignitaries participating in the fifth global forum of...

2013-02-26 12:25:15

NEW YORK, Feb. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC praised the Netherlands for its efforts to convince the 27-member European Union to add Hezbollah to the Brussels-based group's terrorism list. The Netherlands first declared Hezbollah a terrorist organization in 2004. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO) The new push comes following Bulgaria's Feb. 5 report that found Hezbollah responsible for the deadly terror attack at Burgas last July. "This is the first time...