AJC briefed Congressional leaders about anti-Semitism in late 2014, and now Representatives Kay Granger (R-TX), Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Peter Roskam (R-IL), Chris Smith (R-NJ), Ted Deutch (D-FL), Eliot Engel (D-NY), Steve Israel (D-NY), and Nita Lowey (D-NY) have launched a bipartisan taskforce to coordinate Congressional efforts, including legislation and bilateral engagement, to combat global anti-Semitism. Urge your Representative to join this taskforce.
In late November the P5+1 and Iran extended, for a second time, the negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program. While AJC continues to support a diplomatic solution, it is vital for the U.S. to maintain, and be able to exert, leverage. It was sanctions that brought Iran to the negotiating table in the first place, and while some of the sanctions have been eased during the present talks, Congress must show Iran that the U.S. is prepared to reinstate them and impose new ones should negotiatio
The scourge of anti-Semitism, which never entirely faded away after the Holocaust, has been reinvigorated of late, especially in Europe. To combat this threat, AJC is urging European governments and the European Union to provide law enforcement protection where the physical safety of Jews is threatened, collect data on anti-Semitism, and enforce anti-hate speech laws.