What Others Are Saying

The world’s busiest and most powerful people make the time for AJC because they know that AJC is the world’s most trustworthy and effective advocate for Jewish concerns. Impressive endorsements from these global leaders lay claim to the degree of our profound impact on world events.

"I do not know if AJC is the biggest Jewish organization, but I do know it is the most respected."

"As early as 1965, David Ben Gurion and I stood alone and isolated, you, AJC, stood with us and educated me in the ways of the world.”

-Shimon Peres, President of Israel


“The American Jewish Committee has been a clear and consistent voice for human dignity and a powerful force for freedom and justice around the globe.”

-Condoleezza Rice, U.S. National Security Advisor (2001-2005)


“AJC is the most effective, most influential, and most respected of American Jewish organizations…. My door will always be open to AJC.”

-Nicolas Sarkozy, President of France (2007-2012)


“No organization I know in this city, in this country, in this world, has done more to improve Christian—Jewish relations than the American Jewish Committee.”

-John Cardinal O’Connor, Archbishop of New York (1984-2000)


“AJC’s amazing and unique global advocacy has directly contributed to strengthening Israel’s national security. I’ve seen AJC’s real impact in meeting after meeting with my counterparts around the world.”

-Ron Prosor, Israeli Ambassador to the UN


"Let me also start with a thank you to AJC, if not for AJC, I would not be standing here as a member of Congress. If not for my experience and lessons and everything I did through AJC, I don't know that I would be able to have the position or at least fill the role I have within the Foreign Affairs Committee in the House of Representatives in Congress. I am very much a product of AJC, so thank you very, very much."

-Brad Schneider, U.S. Representative


"I wish to thank...all the members of AJC for the excellent working relationship with the Government of the Republic of Cyprus (and) with members of the Cypriot community in the U.S. in pursuit of our mutual aims throughout the years."

-Nicos Anastasiades, President, Republic of Cyprus (3/14/13)


“AJC played and continues to play a unique and irreplaceable role in the Jewish community. There’s no other organization like it.”

-Elliott Abrams, Former Deputy National Security Advisor, Bush Administration (4/8/13)