Extremism threatens Jewish life, minorities, and Western democracies. The AJC Berlin Lawrence and Lee Ramer Institute for German-Jewish Relations is at the forefront in the fight against extremism in all its forms.
AJC stands in solidarity with the German and Austrian Jewish communities that have taken a stance of no cooperation with extreme political parties in representative political bodies. AJC Berlin works to expose the latent antisemitism within both extreme-right populists, which often portray themselves as friends of the Jewish people and Israel, as well as extreme-left, anti-Zionist parties.
Germany, like many other countries in Europe, has been the victim of terrorist attacks. AJC works to raise awareness that terrorism, purportedly carried out in the name of Islam, threatens not only the Jewish community and Israel, but Germany and Europe. Our Hezbollah campaign has generated a promising debate on designating the group a terrorist organization in its entirety, as opposed to the current “political wing” and “terrorist wing” differentiation. No discussion on this issue previously took place in the mainstream German political discourse.