AJC IMPACT - June 23, 2011

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AJC IMPACT
 
 
No. 455 | June 23, 2011
TAKE ACTION: CALLING WORLD LEADERS!

Led in part by Hamas, the Palestinian leadership remains intent on pursuing its go-it-alone strategy to secure UN recognition of an independent state. The Palestinian Authority is gearing up for a UN vote this September and we're working around the world to line up opposition this summer. Sign the open letter to British Prime Minister David Cameron and French President Nicolas Sarkozy urging them to act.  TAKE ACTION NOW »


SUPPORT AJC: THE DIPLOMATIC MARATHON

AJC supporters have been at the foundation of every major campaign in our 105-year history. With a vote likely just weeks away in the UN Security Council, we need your immediate support to help fund our pro-peace diplomatic marathon.  DONATE NOW »


MUST SEE NEWS

Second Gaza Flotilla Looks for Trouble. Roughly a year after the first flotilla set sail for Gaza with the primary aim of provoking Israel, a second flotilla is said to include 15 ships and some 1,500 people from around the world. The goal is clearly to place Israel in an impossible dilemma. It is up to the community of nations to prevent the ships from sailing, as AJC's Brian Siegal explains.  READ MORE »


MORE NEWS FROM AJC

PROJECT INTERCHANGE UPDATE

In July, Project Interchange will bring ten U.S. university presidents to Israel with four goals in mind: 1) arming these academic leaders with as much information as possible on the complex political situations in Israel, 2) encouraging bilateral research, 3) promoting the exchange of academics, and 4) promoting overseas student exchange.   LEARN MORE ABOUT PROJECT INTERCHANGE »


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FEATURED MEDIA

Haim Waxman interview

"No real peace can come by trying to impose your will through third parties." – Haim Waxman
David Harris chats with Amb. Haim Waxman, Israel's Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN, about the challenges facing Israel.


UPCOMING EVENTS
"The Future of American Jewry" with Brandeis Professor Jonathan Sarna
     June 23, 2011 – Washington, DC – RSVP
Judge Learned Hand Award Dinner
     June 28, 2011 – Cincinnati, OH – REQUEST INFO
Farewell to the Consul General of Israel
     July 6, 2011 – Miami, FL – RSVP
"Gaza, Flotilla II & Palestinian Unilateralism" with law expert Eugene Kontorovich
     July 7, 2011 – Chicago, IL – RSVP
AJC Long Island 40th Anniversary Celebration with David Harris
     July 18, 2011 – Long Island, NY – RSVP
New Players, New Powers: The Rise of Hispanics in the United States and Its Effect on the Jewish Community
     July 20, 2011 – Sarasota, FL – REQUEST INFO

AJC TODAY Newsletter

Attendees at the 2011 AJC Global Forum were treated to blockbuster forums on the major issues confronting the Jewish people featuring world leaders and other experts; small-group breakout sessions enabling considerable give-and-take; and intimate dinners with diplomats, journalists, and AJC experts. Two sessions were shown on C-SPAN, and seven were webcast live, enabling people around the world to send in questions for the speakers.
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Questions or comments? Contact Kenneth Bandler, AJC's Director of Media Relations, at bandlerk@ajc.org © 2011 AJC
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