Israel

Three Things To Watch For During the Peace To Prosperity Workshop in Bahrain
This week in Manama, Bahrain, the Trump Administration is slated to publicly present – and conduct a series of working groups around – its economic vision for the Palestinian people. This vision will be part of the President’s long-awaited Middle East peace plan. Since the Administration announcedthe conference last month, there has been considerable speculation about what it can achieve, who will be participating, and how the economic element of the Administration’s plans will mesh with the expected political track. Following are developments worth watching:
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Anti-Semitism

AJC Welcomes Seattle Mayor Durkan Commitment to Fight Anti-Semitism
AJC Seattle Director Regina Friedland welcomed Mayor Jenny Durkan’s stated commitment to combat anti-Semitism in Seattle and to thoroughly investigate the vile threats against Ari Hoffman, a candidate for the City Council.
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Radicalism & Extremism

Want to Know How to Combat White Supremacy in U.S.? For Starters, Don’t Ignore It
The Leonard Greenberg Forum for Domestic Policy Issues at AJC Global Forum 2019 will feature a panel discussing how best to confront the rise of white supremacy, as its propaganda and rhetoric emerge from the shadows and enter the mainstream.

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BDS

AJC Brief Urges Federal Court to Uphold Arkansas Anti-BDS Law
AJC is urging a federal appellate court to affirm a lower court ruling that the Arkansas Times has no grounds in challenging the validity of a two-year old statute barring state government contractors from engaging in the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel.
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Interreligious Relations

AJC Applauds UCC Declarations of Solidarity with Jews and Advancing Interreligious Ties
American Jewish Committee (AJC) welcomes passage by an overwhelming margin of two resolutions from the United Church of Christ (UCC) calling for interreligious dialogue and declaring solidarity with Jews and others who are targets of neo-Nazis and white supremacists.
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