Karoline Edtstadler, the Austrian Federal Minister for the EU and Constitution, delivered a speech at AJC Global Forum 2023, focusing on crucial matters including antisemitism and Austria's deep connection with Israel.
On March 10, regional rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran announced their agreement to resume diplomatic relations. The biggest surprise was who brokered the deal: China. Long-time China experts Mercy Kuo, Executive Vice President of Pamir Consulting, and Carice Witte, Executive Director of Sino-Israel Global Network and Academic Leadership will join Shira Loewenberg, Director of AJC Asia Pacific Institute in discussing this major development and its impact on the regional and global stage.
In a very special report, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky addressed AJC Global Forum 2022 on the ongoing Russian war of aggression, including updates from the frontlines, as well as an appeal to the international community and organizations such as AJC to redouble efforts and stand together with Ukrainians.
As Russia invaded Ukraine in February, AJC mobilized its global advocacy network to isolate Russia, increase sanctions, crack down on Russian war crimes and provide Ukraine with needed support, including raising millions in humanitarian relief, sponsoring two flights for Ukrainians Jews to make Aliyah to Israel and a visit by AJC CEO David Harris to the Poland-Ukraine border.
AJC Europe Director Simone Rodan-Benzaquen, Polish Foreign Minister (2007-2014) and Member of European Parliament Radosław Sikorski, POLITICO Chief Europe Correspondent Matt Karnitschnig, and Atlantic Council Eurasia Center nonresident fellow Vladislav Davidzon provided an in-depth discussion of current events in Ukraine and of Russia's sweeping invasion that threatens to crush the sovereignty of a nation and destroy the post-Soviet European order.