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US Jews feel less safe after October 7

American Jewish Committee says 78% of American Jews who heard about the Hamas massacre in southern Israel have felt less safe since then.

US Jews feel less safe after October 7

US Jewish groups welcome Jack Lew as Israel ambassador

Jewish organizations in the US welcome Biden's nomination of former Treasury Secretary Jack Lew as the next US ambassador to Israel.

US Jewish groups welcome Jack Lew as Israel ambassador

AJC debate: Should Diaspora Jews have a say in Israeli affairs?

AJC Global Forum session—the Great Debate discusses: "Should Diaspora Jews have a say in Israeli affairs?"

AJC debate: Should Diaspora Jews have a say in Israeli affairs?

Bedouin tribe which lost 18 family members in IDF recognized

Sawaed family honored with American Jewish Committee Moral Courage Award.

Bedouin tribe which lost 18 family members in IDF recognized

'Abraham Accords created incredible momentum for Mideast peace'

Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita addresses American Jewish Committee Global Forum in Tel Aviv.

'Abraham Accords created incredible momentum for Mideast peace'

AJC CEO Ted Deutch appointed by WH to Holocaust Memorial Council

American Jewish Committee leader will help govern the US Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington DC.

AJC CEO Ted Deutch appointed by WH to Holocaust Memorial Council

AJC CEO discusses Israel and Ukraine with Polish leaders

Ted Deutch meets with Polish PM to discuss ways to engage with Jewish community and Israel.

AJC CEO discusses Israel and Ukraine with Polish leaders

AJC and Congress members relaunch Latino-Jewish Caucus

Caucus will serve to cement stronger ties between Jewish and Latino communities based on shared experience as minorities.

AJC and Congress members relaunch Latino-Jewish Caucus

AJC, Doug Emhoff talk antisemitism with entertainment executives

Meeting encourages entertainment figures to join fight to combat rise in antisemitism in the US.

AJC, Doug Emhoff talk antisemitism with entertainment executives

Former AJC CEO David Harris honored by Japan

Harris awarded Order of the Rising Sun in recognition of years of work promoting relationship between Jewish people and Japan.

Former AJC CEO David Harris honored by Japan

CUNY urged to probe retaliation against Jewish profs

AJC slams alleged retaliation against Jewish faculty for speaking out against anti-Jewish exhibit.

CUNY urged to probe retaliation against Jewish profs

US rugby urged to withdraw from South Africa tournament

US Jewish organizations call on California-based rugby team to pull out of South African competition that disinvited an Israeli team.

US rugby urged to withdraw from South Africa tournament

AJC and IsraAID providing crucial relief to Malawi after cyclone

Israel's relief agency and American Jewish Committee providing assistance to African country with 'warm heart toward Israel.'

AJC and IsraAID providing crucial relief to Malawi after cyclone

US mayors gain first-hand understanding of Israel on AJC trip

Trip sees mayors given the opportunity to learn about Israel up close, and to engage with Israeli counterparts on mutual issues.

US mayors gain first-hand understanding of Israel on AJC trip

AJC: Better data on antisemitism in America needed

New FBI data on 2021 hate crimes highlights the fact that too many instances of antisemitism go unreported, advocacy org points out.

AJC: Better data on antisemitism in America needed

AJC delegation discusses increasingly close Israel-India ties

American Jewish Committee group meets with senior leaders in India to promote economic cooperation with Jewish community.

AJC delegation discusses increasingly close Israel-India ties

AJC praises Biden WH for national plan to fight antisemitism

AJC CEO Ted Deutch visits EU, points out that 'antisemitism never just stops with the Jews. It suggests a greater problem in democracy.'

AJC praises Biden WH for national plan to fight antisemitism

National plan to fight antisemitism needs international support

White House antisemitism summit stresses need for global cooperation to tackle rise in antisemitism.

National plan to fight antisemitism needs international support

SCOTUS urged to restore Shabbat accommodations for US workers

American Jewish Committee joins case asking Supreme Court to restore workplace protections for minority faith sabbath observances.

SCOTUS urged to restore Shabbat accommodations for US workers

AJC urges US to list Russia’s Wagner Group as terrorist entity

As Ukraine war enters second year, US Congress called on to add private mercenary group to terror list for atrocities against civilians.

AJC urges US to list Russia’s Wagner Group as terrorist entity

Nearly 70% of Jews have experienced antisemitism on social media

American Jewish Committee warns platforms need to do more to tackle antisemitism, urges use of IHRA definition to moderate content.

Nearly 70% of Jews have experienced antisemitism on social media

AJC: Over a third of Jewish students feel unsafe on campus

Study finds that Jewish students are more likely to experience exclusion, fear and intimidation at US colleges due to their identify.

AJC: Over a third of Jewish students feel unsafe on campus

UN's silence on anti-Zionist narratives fueling antisemitism

At UN event, AJC CEO Ted Deutch urges United Nations to do more to fight global antisemitism, especially within its ranks.

UN's silence on anti-Zionist narratives fueling antisemitism

AJC slams bar association motion for removing IHRA support

American Bar Association resolution against antisemitism originally contained language supporting IHRA definition.

AJC slams bar association motion for removing IHRA support

AJC praises opening of Chad embassy in Israel

American Jewish Committee describes opening of Chad’s embassy in Israel as significant for overall regional relations with Africa.

AJC praises opening of Chad embassy in Israel

‘We must ensure memories of survivors never dim’

On Holocaust Remembrance Day, American Jewish Committee CEO Ted Deutch also calls for tackling new wave of global antisemitism.

‘We must ensure memories of survivors never dim’

Half of Americans don’t know how many Jews killed in Holocaust

American Jewish Committee report finds that large number of Americans lack basic knowledge of the Holocaust.

Half of Americans don’t know how many Jews killed in Holocaust

'We will work to prevent Israel from amending Law of Return'

"We will act to prevent anything from happening to cause rifts within Diaspora Jewry," says former Democratic lawmaker-turned AJC CEO.

'We will work to prevent Israel from amending Law of Return'

US Jews feel less secure year after Colleyville hostage crisis

American Jewish Committee survey finds hostage taking at Texas synagogue caused American Jews to question their safety.

US Jews feel less secure year after Colleyville hostage crisis

AJC to engage Latino community in fight against antisemitism

American Jewish Committee launches Florida-based strategic partnership to work on the fight against antisemitism with Latino community.

AJC to engage Latino community in fight against antisemitism

Lithuania passes new law on Holocaust restitution

Good Will Compensation Law welcomed by American Jewish Committee as step toward justice for Lithuanian Holocaust survivors and heirs.

Lithuania passes new law on Holocaust restitution

AJC to lead effort to train US teachers about antisemitism

American Jewish Committee to help effort to bolster antisemitism education in American classrooms.

AJC to lead effort to train US teachers about antisemitism

AJC concerned over lack of data in 2021 FBI hate crimes report

American Jewish Committee slams report for not providing true account of level of antisemitism faced by US Jewish community.

AJC concerned over lack of data in 2021 FBI hate crimes report

AJC praises White House for roundtable on combating antisemitism

American Jewish Committee applauds summit, urges Biden to create national action plan to combat antisemitism.

AJC praises White House for roundtable on combating antisemitism

AJC praises UNHRC decision to investigate abuses in Iran

American Jewish Committee applauds decision by UNHRC members to establish 'independent international fact-finding mission' on Iran.

AJC praises UNHRC decision to investigate abuses in Iran

AJC praises UNHRC session addressing Iranian abuses

American Jewish Committee thanks Germany and Iceland for being leading voices calling for session to discuss regime's human rights abuses.

AJC praises UNHRC session addressing Iranian abuses

Amazon must remove film, book shared by Kyrie Irving

AJC slams Amazon for not removing antisemitic film and book which has risen to top of retailer's bestseller lists.

Amazon must remove film, book shared by Kyrie Irving

AJC calls for unity ahead of US midterm elections

American Jewish Committee warns that threats to US democracy have 'become jarringly commonplace.'

AJC calls for unity ahead of US midterm elections

AJC calls for special UNHRC session on Iran human rights abuses

American Jewish Committee urges Biden to gather necessary support for convening special session to discuss crackdown on Iranian protesters.

AJC calls for special UNHRC session on Iran human rights abuses

AJC launches program to combat online antisemitism in Poland

Initiative uses short social media videos to talk about ending antisemitic speech.

AJC launches program to combat online antisemitism in Poland

US to expand penalties for complying with Arab League boycott

Biden administration expands penalties for complying with Arab League boycott of Israel.

US to expand penalties for complying with Arab League boycott

Former Rep. Ted Deutch becomes CEO of American Jewish Committee

Ex-Florida Congressman pledges to continue AJC's non-partisan approach to issues important to the Jewish community and Israel.

Former Rep. Ted Deutch becomes CEO of American Jewish Committee

How this activist became ‘foreign minister of the Jewish people’

From American exchange teacher in Moscow to 'foreign minister of the Jewish people.'

How this activist became ‘foreign minister of the Jewish people’

AJC slams U of Vermont for response to antisemitism charges

American Jewish Committee criticizes university for defending its actions instead of listening to concerns from Jewish students.

AJC slams U of Vermont for response to antisemitism charges

AJC: Protecting the Jewish community is protecting democracy

American Jewish Committee issues call to action for US government to respond to and prevent antisemitism.

AJC: Protecting the Jewish community is protecting democracy

Republican Rep. compares Biden speech to Hitler speech

Georgia Republican under fire from Jewish groups after tweet which includes doctored video of Biden speech that likens him to Nazi leader.

Republican Rep. compares Biden speech to Hitler speech

New initiative seeks to develop Jewish campus advocacy

AJC launches global initiative to attract student leaders for Jewish campus advocacy.

New initiative seeks to develop Jewish campus advocacy

AJC releases Spanish language handbook for tackling antisemitism

Handbook for applying IHRA definition of antisemitism co-published with the Organization of American States.

AJC releases Spanish language handbook for tackling antisemitism

This Jewish group fought antisemitism with radio shows & comics

New exhibition examines pre- and post-WWII efforts to combat antisemitism in the US, and how one group reached an audience of millions.

This Jewish group fought antisemitism with radio shows & comics

AJC releases Arabic video on fighting antisemitism

American Jewish Committee Arabic language video focuses on understanding and fighting antisemitism.

AJC releases Arabic video on fighting antisemitism

AJC calls on European Union to reconvene council with Israel

AJC welcomes letter by 158 MEPs urging EU to reconvene the Association Council with Israel.

AJC calls on European Union to reconvene council with Israel

UN genocide advisor warns of skyrocketing Holocaust denial

UN Special Adviser on Prevention of Genocide releases first paper on addressing prevalence of Holocaust denial and distortion.

UN genocide advisor warns of skyrocketing Holocaust denial

American Jewish Committee selects new president

AJC elects Boston entrepreneur Michael L. Tichnor as the organization's next president.

American Jewish Committee selects new president

Secretary of State Antony Blinken addresses AJC summit

Secretary of State speaks to AJC Global Forum, praising groups advocacy on key foreign policy issues.

Secretary of State Antony Blinken addresses AJC summit

AJC gives award to prominent critic of Iranian regime

Journalist Masih Alinejad honored for activism in support of human rights for Iranians.

AJC gives award to prominent critic of Iranian regime

Brandeis U honors AJC CEO David Harris with honorary doctorate

Harris receives Brandeis University Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree for his lifetime of service to the Jewish people and humankind.

Brandeis U honors AJC CEO David Harris with honorary doctorate

AJC delegation visits Japan to strengthens Japanese-Jewish ties

Delegation visits Japan to bolster ties with the American Jewish Community and Israel.

AJC delegation visits Japan to strengthens Japanese-Jewish ties

AJC attends first ever multifaith gathering in Saudi Arabia

Historic gathering of leaders from the world’s religions takes place in Saudi Arabia, the first summit of its kind.

AJC attends first ever multifaith gathering in Saudi Arabia

AJC poll: Antisemitism widespread problem in Germany

Survey finds that the German general and Muslim populations both recognize antisemitism is a growing problem in Germany.

AJC poll: Antisemitism widespread problem in Germany

AJC survey: Israel-Diaspora millennial relations remain strong

First ever AJC Jewish millennial survey finds many similarities but some differences among Israelis and American Jews.

AJC survey: Israel-Diaspora millennial relations remain strong