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2013-07-17 12:24:36

NEW YORK, July 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC remembers the Israeli and Bulgarian victims of the Hezbollah terrorist bombing in Burgas, Bulgaria. On the morning of July 18, 2012, a bus carrying Israeli tourists who had just arrived at the Burgas airport, was deliberately targeted. Five Israelis and the Bulgarian bus driver perished, and another 32 people, including an 11-year-old child, were wounded. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO) "Remembering...

2013-05-12 20:20:20

NEW YORK, May 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC called the Newseum's decision to honor two employees of Hamas a shocking assault on the memory of journalists who have died in conflict situations. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO ) The non-profit museum in Washington, D.C., will commemorate Hussam Salama and Mahmoud al-Kumi, two cameramen who worked for Al-Aqsa TV in Hamas-ruled Gaza, at a Monday ceremony. They, together with 82 genuine journalists, will be...

2013-05-12 20:20:18

NEW YORK, May 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today expressed shock and outrage at the decision by the Newseum to proceed with honoring two members of the Hamas terrorist propaganda television operation Al-Aqsa TV as part of its ongoing memorial to journalists who lost their lives in the line of duty in 2012. Despite vocal public criticism of the decision last week, Newseum officials have said they will go ahead with including the terrorist operatives in...

2013-04-24 12:25:55

NEW YORK, April 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI), a foremost civil rights and human rights advocacy organization, today decried the wave of inflammatory victimhood posturing by Islamic supremacist groups such as the Hamas-linked groups following the Boston Marathon bombings and the revelation that the suspects in the case are Islamic jihad terrorists. AFDI also noted that Americans of all faiths have rejected the call by a minority of...

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...

2013-02-26 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...

2013-02-05 12:26:24

NEW YORK, Feb. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC urged the EU to support fellow member state Bulgaria and designate Hezbollah a terrorist organization, after Sofia concluded that the Iranian-backed group carried out the deadly July 18 attack at the Burgas airport. A bomb killed five Israelis and the Bulgarian driver of a bus, and wounded dozens. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO) Bulgarian Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov announced today the conclusion of...

2012-11-28 16:21:36

WASHINGTON, Nov. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Press Club expressed grave concern today about reports of recent attacks on reporters by Israeli military forces and urged militaries everywhere to safeguard the press during armed conflicts. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080917/NPCLOGO) During their eight-day clash with Hamas earlier this month, Israel Defense Forces reportedly injured numerous reporters and killed in a drone strike three people who some say...

2012-11-16 12:26:07

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Thousands of Angelenos, Jews and non-Jews alike, who are committed to a safe, secure, and prosperous Israel will join in a solidarity rally while the State of Israel is under attack by a barrage of rockets launched by Hamas into Israel. The rally is scheduled for Sunday November 18 at 1:00PM in front of the Los Angeles Federal Building located at 11000 Wilshire Blvd in Los Angeles (the corner of Wilshire Blvd and Veteran Ave)....

2012-10-15 07:25:41

WASHINGTON, Oct. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A coalition of pro-freedom groups is responding to an advertising campaign in the D.C. mass transit system that seeks to quash the freedom of speech. The coalition, which includes representatives from Christian, Jewish, and secular human rights groups, is calling on Metro to donate proceeds from the deceptive Islamic supremacist ad campaign to a charity that supports human beings fleeing jihad and the sharia. The Islamic supremacist ads...