In recent years, we have witnessed violent attacks on Jews and Jewish institutions, proposals in some countries to ban central Jewish religious practices, and anti-Jewish sentiments expressed by the leaders of far right- and left-wing political parties. AJC counters anti-Semitism in all its guises by calling on governments to act and by organizing coalitions with other faith and ethnic groups to forge a united front against hate.
Anti-Semitism has been called the world’s oldest hatred. It is a tangible threat not only to Jews, but also to the very fabric of democratic societies. AJC offices around the world, including our five European offices, deliver that message daily.
Prompting Government Action
In the U.S., AJC conceived and helped establish the congressional Bipartisan Taskforce for Combating Anti-Semitism. Now, with more than 80 members, it crafts policies to address rising anti-Semitism and to protect Jewish communities. And in Europe, AJC helped convince the European Union to establish a new position—Coordinator for Combating Anti-Semitism. In June of 2018, AJC renewed its call on the political institutions of the European Union and its Member States to express at the highest levels a fundamental commitment to fight anti-Semitism. LEARN MORE
Organizing coalitions with other faith and ethnic groups builds a united front against hate. That is why AJC launched the groundbreaking Muslim-Jewish Advisory Council, a bipartisan group of Muslim and Jewish leaders that works with elected officials to counter anti-Muslim bigotry and anti-Semitism in the U.S. It has called on the President, Congress, and the Department of Justice to take immediate steps to counter escalating hate crimes. LEARN MORE
AJC’s Mayors United Against Anti-Semitism campaign is the largest public statement against anti-Semitism in history. To date, nearly 600 American and European mayors have signed AJC’s pledge to publicly address and take action against anti-Semitism in their jurisdictions. And we are now using this pledge to hold these leaders accountable. LEARN MORE