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AJC's Board of Governors in the first meeting of a major American Jewish organization with Prime Minister Netanyahu since last week's elections in Israel.
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“We (Israel) draw strength from the knowledge that AJC stands fully behind Israel’s right to defend itself.”

Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel
(in Letter dated December 25, 2012)

“AJC represents the best of America, and there is no more effective advocate in the U.S. for strong relations with Poland.”

Lee Feinstein, U.S. Ambassador to Poland (2009-2012)

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

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

“AJC is a remarkable organization
that does amazing work.”

Madeleine Albright, U.S. Secretary of State (1997-2001)

“AJC has been there for Bulgaria at
so many important moments when we embarked on our democratic course.
For all this we are grateful.”

Elena Poptodorova, Ambassador of Bulgaria to the U.S.

“I look at an organization like AJC,
unlike many... built on a remarkable
range of relationships around the world.
It is pretty extraordinary.”

U.S. Ambassador, Dennis Ross

“AJC recognized the value of building
and leaving ladders behind so Latinos
and other minorities can climb as they
integrate into the fabric of this great nation.”

Arturo Sarukhan, Mexican Ambassador to the U.S.

“I am...grateful for your hard work
and that of AJC. You are a strong and trustworthy partner; I look forward to continuing our collaboration.”

Thomas A. Shannon, U.S. Ambassador to Brazil

“The AJC 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. Secretary of State (2005-2009)

“I’m proud to be a guest of an organization (AJC) that is working to build ...
a world that is safer, more peaceful,
and more free.”

Jacob Lew, White House Chief of Staff
(AJC Global Forum 2012)

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

Nicolas Sarkozy, French President

“Without noise, AJC
has made a significant difference.
Believe me, I know it.”

Demetris Christofias
President of the Republic of Cyprus

“I am proud and honored to be your guest and to pay tribute to your work. It has done much to make our world a better place.”

Dr. Guido Westerwelle, Foreign Minister of Germany
(AJC Global Forum 2012)

“AJC has truly become a global player.
You used your extensive contacts around the world to be a powerful advocate for the Jewish people and the Jewish state.”

Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel
(AJC Global Forum 2012)

“The force of so many points of view converging around a common goal
a mile from the U.S. capitol...
was AJC’s biggest achievement.”

Gin Nahai, JewishJournal.com
AJC Global Forum 2012

“Thank you (AJC) for your principled
and consistent leadership on a wide range
of critical issues; we notice it,
we welcome it, we appreciate it.”

Susan Rice, U.S. Ambassador to the UN

“AJC has fought for the core values
that make this country great—equality
and religious freedom, civil rights ...
a freer, fairer nation.”

Hillary Clinton, U.S. Secretary of State

“It has been the genius and insight of AJC
to grasp that the best defense
of Jewish interests is one firmly allied
to universal standards of decency.”

Nita Lowey, U.S. Congresswoman, New York

“By the time my organization was founded, yours had already spent nearly four decades as an advocate for Jewish
civil rights and for human dignity ...”

Kofi Annan, UN Secretary-General (1997-2006)

“In the long tradition of our contacts with AJC as an advocate of humanity, this was another highlight... we will continue to promote and develop these relations.”

Major General Achim Lidsba, Hamburg, Germany
following AJC meeting with top German military officers

"Constructing a ‘big tent’... open enough to welcome disparate voices, yet not so that it has no mooring, takes great skill and vision." (re: AJC ACCESS)

Gil Troy, theJewishWeek.com
Professor at McGill University

“AJC is my favourite organization
in NYC. The Government of Canada
has immense respect for the
great advocacy you have done.”

John Prato, Consul General of Canada



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