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2010-08-31 13:42:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC condemned the killing of four Israelis by terrorists today. The victims, one of whom was pregnant, were executed in their car at point blank ranged near Kiryat Arba in the West Bank. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO ) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO) "We mourn those Israelis who were murdered in this brutal terrorist attack," said AJC Executive Director David Harris. "Tragically, this...

2010-07-26 13:23:00

NEW YORK, July 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Jewish Committee condemned the film director Oliver Stone for an interview with London's Sunday Times in which he railed against "Jewish domination of the media." "By invoking this grotesque, toxic stereotype, Oliver Stone has outed himself as an anti-Semite," said AJC Executive Director David Harris. "For all of Stone's progressive pretensions, his remark is no different from one of the drunken, Jew-hating rants of his fellow...

2010-05-21 12:06:00

WASHINGTON, May 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington (JCRC) today sent a letter to National Geographic expressing dismay at the biased, anti-Israel nature of a photography exhibit currently on display at the Annenberg Space for Photography in Century City, CA The letter can be viewed at: www.jcouncil.org/NationalGeographic The exhibit, Water: Our Thirsty World, presents a distorted view of water in the Middle East, fostering hostility...

2010-05-17 08:47:00

BERLIN, May 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation will celebrate this week the 30th anniversary of their pioneering exchange program at a gala event in Berlin. It is the longest running cooperative project between a German political foundation and an American Jewish organization. "Vital to reconciliation and understanding between American Jewish leaders and their German counterparts has been our partnership with the Adenauer Foundation," said AJC Executive...

2010-04-09 11:23:00

NEW YORK, April 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As President Obama prepares to host the leaders of more than 40 countries at a nuclear summit in Washington, a new AJC survey shows that a majority of American Jews are deeply divided over how the president is handling the threat of Iran's nuclear program. According to the just-concluded AJC 2010 Annual Survey of American Jewish Opinion, 47 percent approve the president's strategy, 42 percent disapprove, and 11 percent are unsure. A full 68...

2010-03-11 12:08:00

. NEW YORK, March 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Jewish Committee hailed Vice President Joseph Biden's milestone speech on Middle East policy at Tel Aviv University today. Biden is the most senior Obama Administration official to visit Israel. "Vice President Biden delivered a powerful, moving, and timely affirmation that the State of Israel has no better friend than the United States of America," said AJC Executive Director David Harris. "President Obama's assignment of the...

2010-01-13 11:50:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Jewish Committee (AJC) is working with a leading Israeli non-governmental relief organization to bring humanitarian medical assistance to Haiti after a devastating 7.0 earthquake struck the island nation. "Battered by repeated hurricanes and floods, and a generation of political upheaval, the people of Haiti have again become victims - and they urgently need our help," said AJC Executive Director David Harris. AJC has partnered...

2010-01-12 13:48:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The International Jewish Committee for Interreligious Consultations mourns the passing of Ambassador Shmuel Hadas. Known widely, and appropriately celebrated as Israel's first Ambassador to the Holy See, Ambassador Hadas played a vital role in the advancement of Jewish-Catholic relations both during his time as Ambassador and in numerous capacities thereafter. Ambassador Hadas utilized his respected role to smooth the way for the progress in...

2009-12-04 11:28:00

BERLIN, Dec. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC and the German Ministry of Defense will celebrate 15 years of partnership at a ceremony, in Berlin, on December 8. German Defense Minister Dr. Karl-Theodor Freiherr zu Guttenberg and AJC Executive Director David Harris will address the event. The AJC-Bundeswehr relationship is a remarkable story of a global Jewish advocacy organization and the German military jointly striving to build a better future, while preserving the memory of the tragic...

2009-09-23 12:08:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC welcomed President Barack Obama's call today for immediate negotiations toward a comprehensive settlement in the Middle East based upon Israeli and Palestinian states living side by side in peace and security. Addressing the UN General Assembly, the President also stated that Iran would be "held to account" if it continued its pursuit of nuclear weapons. "President Obama's maiden speech to the General Assembly was a vital reaffirmation of...


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  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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