On the anniversary of the UN Partition Plan, join Ambassador Ron Prosor, Israel's legendary Permanent Representative to the UN from 2011 to 2015, to discuss how this set into motion the birth of the state of Israel — and what followed at the UN and beyond.
On November 30, Jews around the world will remember the fate of more than 850,000 Jews who were driven out of Arab countries and Iran, beginning in the 1940s. Join AJC for three first-hand accounts of this tragic, inspiring, and little-known chapter of modern Jewish history.
The recent beheading of Samuel Paty by an Islamist extremist has sent shock waves throughout France. Learn more about France’s fight against extremism in the name of Islam and all forms of hate with Caroline Fourest, a leading French journalist and filmmaker in conversation with AJC Europe Director, Simone Rodan-Benzaquen.
“This law is about trade not politics, and it has the potential to create jobs and economic growth for Missourians, Palestinians and Israelis,” said American Jewish Committee (AJC) St. Louis Director Nancy Lisker. “We are grateful for the leadership of Governor Parson and for the dogged determination of its lead sponsors, Senator Dr. Bob Onder and Representative Holly Rehder, for championing this important legislation.”
“Cardinal-designate Gregory is a dear friend of AJC and the Jewish people and a leading voice in advancing both Catholic-Jewish and Black-Jewish relations. Our shared endeavors are blessed by Archbishop Gregory’s ascent to the College of Cardinals,” said Rabbi Noam Marans, AJC Director of Interreligious and Intergroup Relations.
The JBI report, One Year Later: The Historic United Nations Report on Antisemitism as a Human Rights Concern, surveys the landscape of global antisemitism during the 12-month period following the presentation by Dr. Ahmed Shaheed, the UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief, of his historic report on antisemitism as a human rights concern to the UN General Assembly in October 2019.
In this special Thanksgiving throwback episode, we revisit two important conversations from this past summer. First up is Eric Ward, Executive Director of the Western States Center, who discusses his experience as a leader in the Black community committed to fighting antisemitism and how the Black and Jewish communities can work together to combat hate. Then, we hear from Rabbi Angela Buchdahl, Senior Rabbi of Manhattan’s Central Synagogue and member of AJC’s Board of Governors, about her experiences as a Jew of Color and the Jewish community’s obligation to social justice.
A careful student can take away many lessons from the history of antisemitism, but one is particularly relevant today: healthy societies do not foster antisemitism. What starts with the Jews rarely ends with them. When societies cannot protect their Jewish population, they will often fail to protect their democracy as well.
The fight against political Islam is also important precisely because the overwhelming majority of Muslims in France and Germany do not feel represented by the organizations of political Islam.
The state must finally be concerned with making this majority heard and supporting and strengthening these Muslims in their fight against fanatics.
In 2019, more than 60% of religious-based hate crimes targeted Jews. Join Attorneys General Letitia James of New York and Dave Yost of Ohio, for a bipartisan conversation on how states plan to address religious-based hate crimes and improve hate crime reporting overall.