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2012-06-27 10:22:56

NEW YORK, June 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A vile anti-Semitic speech by Iran's vice premier "is a startling reminder of the odious nature of this dangerous regime," said AJC Executive Director David Harris. "This Iranian government consistently has projected its hatred of Jews, threatened Israel's destruction, while aggressively pursuing nuclear-weapons capability." (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO) Addressing the UN international drug conference in...

2012-06-25 06:25:08

NEW YORK, June 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC welcomed EU confirmation that prohibitions on importing Iranian oil will go into effect, as scheduled, on July 1. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO) The EU had adopted the sanctions in January, but gave the 27 member states nearly six months to make alternative arrangements for purchasing oil. Responding to concerns in a few European countries, the EU met today to confirm the earlier decision. "Full...

2012-06-21 06:22:55

NEW YORK, June 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC has honored Cornell University President David J. Skorton with the global Jewish advocacy organization's prestigious Avraham Harman Leadership Award. Skorton received the award in appreciation of his "inspired leadership in fostering unique U.S.-Israel academic relationships to advance the frontier of human knowledge and understanding." (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO) The award was presented this week at the...

2012-06-20 06:22:13

NEW YORK, June 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC praised the P5+1 for standing firm in this week's talks with Iran on its nuclear program. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO) "Not surprisingly, Iran has shown no willingness to negotiate in good faith," said AJC Executive Director David Harris, after the third round of international talks on Iran's nuclear program ended in stalemate. "Within days, Iran will face harsher sanctions from an increasingly impatient and...

2012-06-18 10:23:22

NEW YORK, June 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC expressed deep disappointment with an American Christian group's endorsement of a Palestinian Christian document demonizing Israel. "The original Kairos document did nothing to advance peace," said Rabbi Noam Marans, AJC's director of Interreligious and Intergroup Relations. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO) Claiming to speak for all Christians, a Kairos U.S.A. committee issued today a lengthy screed that...

2012-06-04 06:23:33

NEW YORK, June 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC condemned a weekend attack on Jews in France, and urged French authorities to bring to justice those responsible for the barbaric assault. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO)"French Jewry is on high alert after the savage March attack on a Jewish school in Toulouse," said AJC Executive Director David Harris. "The latest assault only raises the anxiety levels and is another reminder of the need for security and...

2012-05-30 06:24:24

BERLIN, May 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC applauds German President Joachim Gauck's strong reaffirmation of German-Jewish relations, but is concerned by his remarks on Israel's security situation. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO) During his current visit to Israel, Gauck thanked President Shimon Peres for the "immeasurable generosity of the gift of trust" that Israel has granted to the Federal Republic of Germany. The German president made an emotional...

2012-05-29 06:23:03

NEW YORK, May 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC commended Western nations for the decision to expel Syrian diplomats from their capitals. The coordinated joint action by Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy and Spain comes after the weekend massacre of more than 100 people in the Syrian city of Houla. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO) President Bashar al-Assad has denied responsibility for the murders, and, as he has done throughout the past 15 months,...

2012-05-24 06:24:03

NEW YORK, May 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --AJC praised world powers for holding firm in the just-concluded talks with Iran in Baghdad. Two days of discussions between the five permanent UN Security Council members plus Germany and Iran ended today with no agreement other than to meet again. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO) "Pleasantries aside, Iran has taken no action to prove its nuclear program is purely for civilian purposes, as it alleges," said AJC...

2012-05-21 10:23:06

CHICAGO, May 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC, the premier global Jewish advocacy organization, held a series of private meetings with high-level government officials attending the NATO Summit. The meetings were an extension of AJC's ongoing diplomatic activity around the world. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO ) "Chicago hosting NATO was the perfect opportunity for our city's AJC leadership to engage directly with the leaders of countries, many of whom have...