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2009-04-20 11:31:00

GENEVA, April 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC, reacting to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's anti-Semitic speech today at the Durban Review Conference, denounced the Iranian leader as the "world's racist-in-chief." "It's a sad day when the UN gives an advocate of genocide the spotlight at a supposed anti-racism conference - on the eve of Holocaust Remembrance Day, no less," said AJC Executive Director David A. Harris, who is in Geneva with a large group of AJC activists....

2009-01-29 18:11:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC called today's vicious verbal assault on Israeli President Shimon Peres by Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan "a public disgrace that may well encourage further outrages against Israel and Jews." "When it comes to killing, you know well how to kill," Erdogan yelled at Peres, a recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, during a panel on Gaza at the World Economic Forum in Davos. Erdogan then stormed off the stage. "Prime Minister Erdogan's...

2009-01-17 18:10:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC supports Israel's announcement of a cease-fire in the Gaza Strip. The announcement followed a three-week operation launched in direct response to the repeated firing of missiles by terrorists from Gaza into southern Israel. "We stand with Israel in its decision to announce a cease-fire," said David A. Harris, AJC Executive Director. "We express our appreciation to Egypt for its role in enabling the cease-fire. And we note with satisfaction...

2009-01-07 09:04:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC strongly condemned the expulsion of Israeli Ambassador Shlomo Cohen from Venezuela. "By expelling the Israeli Ambassador and demanding that Venezuelan Jews denounce what he outrageously calls a 'Holocaust,' Hugo Chavez is fueling hostility against his country's Jewish community, not to mention dangerously distorting the truth on the ground," said AJC Executive Director David A. Harris. "He is also revealing profound ignorance about the meaning...

2008-12-26 12:17:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC has expressed its unwavering solidarity with the towns and communities of southern Israel as they come under a renewed barrage of rocket attacks from the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip. "In the short time since Hamas formally abandoned what had been a very patchy 'lull' at best, during which Hamas sought to strengthen its military capacity, more than 100 rockets have been fired into Israel," said David A. Harris, AJC Executive Director. "Hamas is...

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