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2014-01-09 12:25:42

NEW YORK, Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC condemned a Bangladeshi court decision to sentence Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury, editor of the Weekly Blitz, to seven years in prison for attempting to visit Israel more than a decade ago and for "harming the country's interests" through his articles. The paper is the largest tabloid English-language weekly in Bangladesh. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO) "Shame on Bangladesh! Shoaib Choudhury is a voice...

2013-12-19 20:20:49

NEW YORK, Dec. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC is dismayed by the Huffington Post homepage headline on Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) posted today. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO) The headline states "Saboteur Sen. Launching War Push," suggesting that the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, a leading supporter of a new bipartisan initiative to ready new sanctions on Iran, is unpatriotic and advocating for reckless military...

2013-11-30 12:21:20

NEW YORK, Nov. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC Executive Director David Harris issued the following statement on the passing of Israeli Ambassador (ret.) David Peleg: "We mourn the loss of our dear friend, David Peleg, who passed away this week in Israel at the age of 71, after valiantly battling an unforgiving illness. "I first met David more than 25 years ago, when he was the Minister of Public Affairs at the Israeli Embassy in Washington. For me, it was respect and...

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...

2013-07-13 16:20:12

NEW YORK, July 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC is deeply disturbed by the harassment that a member of the New York Jets football team has endured due to his ethnicity. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO ) Oday Aboushi, recently drafted by the New York Jets, was maliciously targeted by several online publications, after he addressed the El Bireh convention, an annual gathering of Palestinian-Americans. Aboushi's parents immigrated to the United States...

2013-05-29 12:25:54

NEW YORK, May 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC is proudly supporting IsraAID, a major Israeli humanitarian relief organization that is providing vital assistance directly to Oklahoma residents in communities devastated by a series of powerful tornadoes. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO ) "We share the pain of Oklahomans who suffered tremendously from the impact of incredibly violent storms, and join with other Americans in doing what can be done to assist in...

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,...

2013-03-04 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...

2013-02-01 16:25:17

NEW YORK, Feb. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC mourns the passing of former Congressman and Mayor Edward Koch. He was 88 years old. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO) "One of the most outspoken, personable, effective and energetic New York politicians, Mayor Koch will be sorely missed, yet forever remembered," said AJC Executive Director David Harris. After serving five terms as a U.S. Congressman, Koch was elected Mayor of New York City. The son...