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AJC releases Spanish language handbook for combating 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 and comic books

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 and distortion

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 University 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

ACJ holds talks with politicians from around the world on Iran’s nuclear program

American Jewish Committee holds virtual discussion with lawmakers from 10 countries on how to respond to Iran’s nuclear ambitions.

ACJ holds talks with world politicians on Iran’s nuclear program

American mayoral delegation visits Israel as part of AJC program

American mayors are visiting Israel in order to better understand the special relationship between the United States and Israel.

American mayoral delegation visits Israel as part of AJC program

AJC launches video series examining impact of rising antisemitism on American Jews

American Jewish Committee releases video series examining the impact of rising antisemitism on American Jews.

AJC launches video series examining impact of rising antisemitismplayer

AJC travels to Poland in solidarity with Ukrainian refugees

American Jewish Committee travels to Poland to meet with Ukrainian refugees.

AJC travels to Poland in solidarity with Ukrainian refugees

American Jewish Committee opens first office in an Arab country

AJC Abu Dhabi’s The Sidney Lerner Center for Arab-Jewish Understanding opens eighteen months after the Abraham Accords.

American Jewish Committee opens first office in an Arab country

AJC releases Arabic video exploring history of American Jews

Animated film explores the “history and diversity” of the American Jewish community for an Arabic language audience.

AJC releases Arabic video exploring history of American Jews

Report: 3/4 of French Jews have experienced antisemitic acts

American Jewish Committee survey finds nearly three quarters of French Jews have experienced antisemitic acts.

Report: 3/4 of French Jews have experienced antisemitic acts

AJC to brief lawmakers on Holocaust Remembrance Day

American Jewish Committee to brief Congress members on their annual antisemitism report on Holocaust Remembrance Day.

AJC to brief lawmakers on Holocaust Remembrance Day

AJC fellowship to bring together young Israelis, Moroccans and Americans

The American Jewish Committee is launching an initiative to bring together a group of young Americans, Israelis, and Moroccans.

AJC to bring together young Israelis, Moroccans and Americans

American Jewish Committee leadership delegation holds meetings in three Gulf states

An AJC leadership delegation participated in a week of consultations in the capitals of Oman, Bahrain and the UAE.

AJC leadership delegation holds meetings in three Gulf states

US Jewish orgs to hold anti-Semitism summit with college presidents

Hillel and AJC to hold February summit in NYC with university presidents to discuss how to improve campus climate for Jewish Students.

US Jewish orgs to hold anti-Semitism summit with college leaders

American Jewish Committee awards $50,000 to youth ideas to combat anti-Semitism

ACJ has awarded $50,000 to programs created by young Jews as part of its Disrupt Antisemitism initiative.

ACJ awards $50,000 to youth ideas to combat anti-Semitism

AJC gives award to Orthodox Christian leader for advancement of interfaith relations

American Jewish Committee gives Human Dignity Award award to Orthodox Christian Patriarch for “commitment to interreligious coexistence."

AJC gives award to Orthodox Christian leader for interfaith work

American Jewish Committee: Atlanta must deal with ‘persistent anti-Semitism’

Jewish advocacy org says that rising anti-Semitism in Atlanta coupled with ignorance about anti-Semitism means community needs to speak up.

Jewish group: Atlanta must deal with ‘persistent anti-Semitism’

US Senate bill calls on EU to designate Hezbollah in its entirety as a terror organization

American Jewish Committee praises the bill, noting it has long called for the EU to designate the entirety of Hezbollah as a terror entity.

US Senate bill calls on EU to designate Hezbollah as terror org

Cyprus Honors American Jewish Committee CEO David Harris

AJC CEO given country's top award for his service in expanding its ties with Israel and the United States.

Cyprus Honors American Jewish Committee CEO David Harris

European resolution threatens 'targeted sanctions' on Lebanese officials

European Parliament issued its 'strongest condemnation yet of Iran,' American Jewish Committee's Transatlantic Institute says.

European resolution: 'Targeted sanctions' on Lebanese officials

313 lawmakers sign letter calling on UN to end discrimination against Israel

Transatlantic Friends of Israel initiative demands an end to disproportionate discrimination of Israel by the United Nations.

313 lawmakers call on UN to end discrimination against Israel

AJC speaks to US secretaries of state combating about anti-Semitism

Jewish advocacy group focused on understanding anti-Semitic tropes and symbols and how to protect Jews and build community coalitions.

AJC speaks to US secretaries of state about anti-Semitism

American Jewish Committee speaks to US mayors about anti-Semitism

Virtual training session provides mayors with concrete steps to tackle anti-Semitism coming from the left, right and religious extremists.

American Jewish Committee speaks to mayors about anti-Semitism

Ilhan Omar spokesperson claims AIPAC putting 'Omar's life at risk'

AIPAC and Jewish groups respond to "baseless attack" that they say deflects from Omar's history of inflammatory statements.

Ilhan Omar spokesperson: AIPAC putting 'Omar's life at risk'

US Jewish org applauds stand taken by Ben & Jerry's franchisees

Thirty American franchises send letter to Ben & Jerry's executives denouncing company's decision to boycott Judea and Samaria.

US Jewish org applauds stand taken by Ben & Jerry's franchisees

UK Jewish group slams Twitter for failing to combat anti-Semitism

Campaign Against Antisemitism, a former Twitter partner, accuses social media giant of inaction on enforcing rules on hateful content.

UK Jewish group slams Twitter for failing to fight anti-Semitism

Longtime American Jewish Committee CEO to step down in 2022

After 31 years at the helm of one of America's leading Jewish advocacy organizations, David Harris's tenure will come to an end in May.

Longtime American Jewish Committee CEO to step down in 2022

Germany announces it will boycott Durban IV conference

Joins nine other countries in skipping September event marking 20th anniversary of UN Durban conference criticized for its anti-Semitism.

Germany announces it will boycott Durban IV conference

American Jewish group denounces latest anti-Israel resolution by United Church of Christ

American Jewish Committee slams one-sided resolution that ignores Israel's "relentless pursuit of peace for 73 years."

Jewish group denounces anti-Israel resolution by American church

Latino Jewish Congressional Caucus relaunches at AJC event

US Congressional caucus focuses on promoting cooperation between Jewish and Latino members of Congress on areas of mutual interest.

Latino Jewish Congressional Caucus relaunches at AJC event