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.
The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign casts Israel as a pariah state. Join AJC and fight back, in New York, against this sinister global movement.
The BDS movement has been employed as a weapon to delegitimize and isolate Israel, America’s strongest ally in the Middle East. AJC believes that Congress must continue to increase its efforts against BDS initiatives and support anti-BDS efforts by state and local governments. Encourage your Senator and U.S. Representative to support the Combating BDS Act of 2016, which gives states the capability to counter economic warfare against Israel.
Worldwide, we are witnessing an ominous trend of violence targeting individuals and groups based on their religion, race or ethnicity. The Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act of 2016 works to prevent these acts and mitigate violence. AJC and its Jacob Blaustein Institute engage in ongoing efforts aimed at naming, defining, and punishing the crime of genocide. Encourage your Senator to support the Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act.