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2012-01-11 08:45:00

BOGOTA, Colombia, Jan. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An AJC leadership delegation has concluded a two-day visit to Colombia. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO) The group, led by AJC Executive Director David Harris, met with President Juan Manuel Santos, Foreign Minister Maria Angela Holguin, leaders of Colombia's Jewish community, American Ambassador Peter McKinley and Israeli Ambassador Yoed Magen. The hour-long discussion with AJC was Santos' first official...

2012-01-09 16:06:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the third year in a row, AJC has been awarded a $500,000 grant from the Ford Foundation to strengthen Latino-Jewish relations and create momentum for substantive immigration reform, two key domestic priorities for AJC. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO) "The Ford Foundation's renewed commitment to AJC's Bridging America Project is testimony to the impact our innovative program is making nationally and...

2011-12-22 19:52:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC welcomed the decision by UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova to cut off the international organization's funding of Zayzafuna, a children's magazine filled with anti-Semitic material that is produced and distributed in the Palestinian Authority. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO ) AJC leaders, who have met with Bokova at UNESCO headquarters in Paris, as well as in New York and Washington, contacted her...

2011-12-20 06:24:00

TEL AVIV, Israel, December 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- During its meeting last week, held in Tel Aviv, Israel, the Board of Governors of the Israel-U.S. Binational Industrial Research and Development (BIRD) Foundation [http://www.birdf.com ], approved $8.1 million of funding for nine new projects between Israeli and American companies. In addition to the grants from BIRD, the projects will access private sector funding, boosting the total value of all projects to $22 million....

2011-12-19 13:34:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC is deeply saddened by the passing of Maynard Wishner, a past leader of the global advocacy organization, and a longtime Jewish activist in Chicago and far beyond. He served as AJC National President from 1980 to 1983. He was 88 years old. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO) "Maynard Wishner's passionate, lifelong activism will long serve as a model of leadership for the American Jewish community," said AJC...

2011-12-15 15:19:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC today called on three Protestant churches to disassociate their organizations from the Bethlehem Call, a Palestinian document which appears on the churches' websites and endorses efforts to delegitimize the State of Israel. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO) "By embracing positions which actively undermine the peace process, our American Christian interlocutors set themselves apart from those who genuinely are...

2011-11-11 17:08:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC calls on the Knesset to reject two bills that could sharply curb foreign donations to Israeli non-governmental groups, and urges seeking other means to address what is perceived as malign foreign influence. (Logo: <font size="2" face="Arial">http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO )</font> "These legislative efforts to restrict funding for non-governmental organizations run contrary to core democratic principles...

2011-11-04 13:48:00

THESSALONIKI, Greece, Nov. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An AJC delegation has concluded a three-day visit to Greece intended to demonstrate solidarity with the Jewish community of a country in severe economic and political stress - and with a government committed to strengthened ties with Israel. (Logo: <font size="2" face="Arial">http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO</font>) "In meetings with senior government officials, business leaders,...

2011-10-26 09:39:00

SEATTLE, Oct. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Jewish Committee (AJC) is pleased to announce that it will present Premera Blue Cross President and CEO H.R. Brereton (Gubby) Barlow with the AJC Human Relations Award at a Gala Dinner to be held in his honor on Tuesday, November 1, 2011. The event will feature Keynote Speaker Gerald Grinstein, Former CEO of Delta Airlines. Honorary Co-Chairs are Rick Fox, Former Managing Partner of Ernst & Young, Anne Farrell, Former President...

2011-10-05 11:56:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC expresses its disappointment with today's decision by the UNESCO Executive Board to recommend that Palestine be admitted as a full member of the UN agency. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO) The UNESCO Executive Board is comprised of 58 members, of whom 40 voted in favor of the draft resolution, 14 abstained and four voted against. The matter will now be referred to the UNESCO General Conference, which will...