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2012-05-18 06:20:23

NEW YORK, May 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC praised the Obama administration's decision to provide additional funds to enhance Israel's Iron Dome defense system. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO) "Solid support for Israel's security is at the heart of the U.S.-Israel relationship," said AJC Executive Director David Harris. "With Gaza under the firm control of Hamas, a terror organization committed to Israel's destruction, Iron Dome is an essential and...

2012-04-10 06:26:36

WASHINGTON, April 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Carol Chomsky Memorial Fund, in conjunction with Georgetown University's Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, are proud to present: Eyes in Gaza: What Did I See,What Can You do? Featuring Dr. Mads Gilbert. Dr. Gilbert will address the U.S. role in Israel's 'Operation Cast Lead,' the use of illegal weapons on a civilian population; the ethics of weapons' sales to countries that have used or tested weapons illegally; the aftermath of...

2011-10-18 19:03:00

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In light of the recent release of Israeli POW Gilad Shalit, SHOWTIME is offering interview opportunities with the executive producers of its new drama series HOMELAND to further discuss today's events and how it parallels both the series and the Israeli series "Prisoners of War" (on which HOMELAND is based). The producers are available to discuss the topic as well as the differences between the two societies' views on patriotism, heroes and their...

2011-10-18 12:44:00

Lauder: Hamas cares more for wellbeing of terrorists than ordinary citizens NEW YORK and JERUSALEM, Oct. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The World Jewish Congress (WJC) today welcomed the release of IDF Corporal Gilad Shalit from his captivity in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip. "Gilad is finally coming home, which is wonderful news for his family and the entire Jewish people," WJC President Ronald S. Lauder said, adding: "Despite the enormously painful price that only Israel would...

2011-04-04 08:35:00

WASHINGTON, April 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) - along with its international affiliate, the European Centre for Law and Justice (ECLJ) - is calling on the United Nations to rescind a deeply flawed report accusing Israel of war crimes in a conflict in Gaza in 2009. The ACLJ, which presented arguments before the International Criminal Court (ICC) in support of Israel, says now that the author of the Goldstone Report, Judge Richard...

2010-06-02 15:53:00

NEW YORK, June 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC expressed outrage over a New York City Councilman's incendiary remarks regarding the situation in Gaza. In an interview with the New York Daily News, Councilman Charles Barron called Gaza "a concentration death camp." When asked by the reporter if he really meant to compare Gaza to Holocaust concentration camps, Barron replied affirmatively. "We urge Councilman Barron to retract his offensive and baseless accusation," said AJC Executive...

2010-05-27 13:43:00

NEW YORK, May 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Jewish Committee condemned the pro-Hamas "Free Gaza" organization, which is currently sailing a flotilla of ships to the Gaza Strip in the guise of an aid convoy, for its deliberate attempt to seek direct confrontation with Israel. "Despite its name, the agenda of 'Free Gaza' is to legitimize the enslavement of Gaza under the Hamas regime," said AJC Executive Director David Harris. "These so-called humanitarians aren't so much...

2010-05-27 11:33:00

NEW YORK, May 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC criticized Middle East coverage in today's New York Times. Specifically, the global advocacy group called attention to a large photograph, by Said Khatib of AFP, and the accompanying headline and caption, in the middle of p. A10. The headline read "Airstrikes Hit Two Towns In Gaza Strip." The full caption stated: "Palestinians inspected the wreckage of a disused airport on Wednesday after an overnight Israeli airstrike in Rafah, a town in the...

2009-10-05 04:44:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Christians for Fair Witness on the Middle East strongly condemns Donald Moore, S.J.'s article in America Magazine ("When Silence is Betrayed" October 12, 2009) in which he repeatedly invokes Jewish voices to unjustly accuse Israel of the worst sort of war crimes. "If Fr. Moore had a legitimate argument, he could have made it himself," notes Rev. Msgr. Dennis Mikulanis, pastor of San Rafael Parish and Vicar for Ecumenical & Interreligious...

2009-09-15 14:44:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Jewish Committee (AJC) condemned the official report of a UN Commission on the recent conflict in Gaza, saying that it "grotesquely distorted Israel's defensive operation against the terrorist Hamas regime as a war against Gaza's civilian population." "Most of the Palestinian casualties were Hamas terrorists, not civilians," said AJC Executive Director David Harris. "Despite this basic fact, the Commission reached the astounding...