Israel

AJC Welcomes Knesset Approval of New Israeli Government
American Jewish Committee (AJC) congratulates incoming Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Alternate Prime Minister Yair Lapid on successfully forming a new government in Israel. “The new Israeli government reflects the country’s diversity and is determined to pursue peace, security, and prosperity,” said AJC CEO David Harris. “AJC looks forward to working with the new coalition, as we have consistently done with every Israeli government since 1948, and we wish the leadership every success.”
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Antisemitism

Europe Must Double Down On Fighting Antisemitism
Terrorists firing rockets on Israel and thugs pummeling Jews in Europe and America must be condemned – no ifs, no buts. Only if we have moral clarity about the causes and sources of anti-Jewish violence can we vigorously continue down the path of fighting all forms of antisemitism.
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Radicalism & Extremism

Words And Rockets Aimed At Israel
Education is the root of the problem. Before a young man decides to become a member of a terrorist organization and then targets the civilian population of Israel, using his Palestinian neighbors as human shields, he receives an injection of radicalism and hatred at school. We have a lot of evidence for that. Why is European taxpayers' money being used to indoctrinate Palestinians with jihadist ideology and feed them with hatred? It is also the money of Polish taxpayers. The Polish authorities should take a clear position on this matter - there is no consent to finance an education system that that educates children in the spirit of admiration for terrorism.
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Interreligious Relations

AJC to Publish Landmark Book on Judaism for Muslims in Arabic, Other Languages
Children of Abraham: An Introduction to Judaism for Muslims, the highly acclaimed book by Rabbi Dr. Reuven Firestone of Hebrew Union College, first published by American Jewish Committee (AJC) in 2001, will be updated and distributed in multiple languages prevalent in Muslim-majority countries around the world. "We see a growing desire across the Muslim world for in-depth knowledge about Judaism and the Jewish people,” said AJC CEO David Harris. “The Children of Abraham translation project will make an authentic Jewish voice widely accessible to hundreds of millions of Muslims.”
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Human Rights

Top UN Expert’s Contributions to Fighting Antisemitism, Advancing Human Rights Lauded at AJC Global Forum
The remarkable achievements of Dr. Ahmed Shaheed, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief, were recognized today at the American Jewish Committee (AJC) 2021 Virtual Global Forum in a conversation between him and Felice Gaer, Director of AJC’s Jacob Blaustein Institute for the Advancement of Human Rights (JBI).
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